Sports Management, Master | Hartpury University | Gloucester, United Kingdom
12 months
13000 GBP/year
9000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The role of a successful sports manager is changing, as new technologies, organisational cultures and social trends influence best practice. This Sports Management degree at Hartpury College has been designed to meet modern industry demands, focusing on the application of theory to practice across a range of sports management and business settings.  

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In the Sports Management  degree at Hartpury College, you’ll benefit from our professional sporting focus – we have successful sports businesses on site including our Championship Hartpury University RFC team, performance Sports Academies and an international equestrian events centre. As part of our Hartpury Sports Business Hub we have outstanding partnerships with professional sports clubs and organisations across the world.

Your sports business consultancy project

You’ll have unique access to leading academic and industry experts within the Hartpury Sports Business Hub; students on the MSc will also be supported to deliver their own sports consultancy project in collaboration with one of our industry partners or their own workplace, enabling them to find a solution to a pressing industry challenge. Partners include the likes of Cheltenham Racecourse, England Rugby, Cheltenham Town FC and more.

A flexible management qualification

This course is ideal for those wanting to pursue a management-level career in a range of different sectors – from sports marketing and consultancy agencies to national governing bodies, leisure providers and charitable sectors. With both full and part-time learning options, you could study alongside existing employment or other commitments. As a graduate, you'll be equipped to meet the skills demands of the sports industry.

Your Sports Business Consultancy Project

As an MSc student, your contribution to the Hartpury Sports Business Hub will enable you to develop professional relationships with external business as part of your project.

Alongside our own Championship rugby team and performance Sports Academies, which run in a similar way to professional clubs, you’ll have access to a diverse range of high profile organisations, such as Cheltenham Racecourse, England Rugby, Cheltenham Town Football Club, GB Rowing, Pentathlon GB and Olympic champion equestrian coaches and athletes.

Programme Structure

This applied master’s degree focuses on the application of sports management theories and concepts in real-world settings. Your projects could be focused on your own career or completed in partnership with our own business partners via the Hartpury Sports Business Hub.

Below are some of the skills and knowledge you’ll gain, helping to set you apart from your competition:

  • Ability to navigate the competitive sports industry as an agile professional

  • Creating innovative solutions to emerging challenges in your field of choice

  • Knowledge of essential sport management focuses including marketing, evaluation and leadership

  • Understanding of topical issues such as de-regulation, entrepreneurialism, sustainability and asset-based community management 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class
Upper Second Class (recommended)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Academic

2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject. Students with 2:2 and relevant experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

  • Non-academic

Students with non-relevant qualifications but with sufficient work experience or professional experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Postgraduate Diploma: £6,000
  • Postgraduate Certificate: £3,000

Living costs for Gloucester

824 - 1563 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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