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Sport Policy, Management and International Development

The University of Edinburgh

12 months
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25300 GBP/year
12500 GBP/year
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About

This MSc in Sport Policy, Management and International Development at The University of Edinburgh critically examines the commercialised and media-orientated world of professional sport and the increasingly important realm of community sport, recreation and physical activity.  

Overview

Recognising that sport managers operate in a highly politicised environment, the programme reviews the role of government policy in shaping sporting opportunities and sport's contribution to social policy agendas.

The MSc in Sport Policy, Management and International Development at The University of Edinburgh critically assesses sport's contribution to government social policy concerns (such as crime prevention, health improvement, education attainment, community building), and its role in conflict resolution, gender empowerment, disease prevention and poverty reduction in different parts of the world. It critically analyses a wide range of sport policy and sport management issues in the UK and compares these with experiences across a wide range of countries.

You will focus on management issues in contemporary sport organisations, the media's role in sport management debates, and sport marketing and communications concepts.

The programme also explores fundamental aspects of research methods and links these to sport management concerns. Your understanding is enhanced through the extensive involvement of local and national sport organisations.

Career opportunities

The programme provides the higher-order knowledge required for early-career graduates to enter employment in the sport industries, and for current sport practitioners to advance their careers.

The qualification can lead to rewarding careers in areas such as sport marketing, sport sponsorship, sport events, sport development, sport social enterprises, sport facility management, and sport and international development.

The Master's degree can also lead to PhD study.

Programme Structure

Courses:

  • Sport and the Media
  • Sport Marketing and Communications
  • Sport Policy
  • Sport Resource Management
  • Sport, Society and International Development
  • Conceptualising research: Foundations, Assumptions and Praxis
  • Sources of knowledge: Understanding and analysing research literature

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant discipline in sport such as sport and exercise, sport management, or social sciences such as marketing and management, public policy and administration, media and communication, politics and international relations.
  • Work experience (paid or voluntary) in sport management or sport industry is desirable, but not essential.
  • We may also consider applicants who do not hold a degree in a relevant subject but have had substantial relevant employment or experience within the sport industry; please contact us to check before you apply

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12500 GBP per year during 12 months.

MSc PT fees per 10 credits

  • Home: £665
  • International/EU: £1,335

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

 

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