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Sport Management and the Business of Football

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
17850 GBP/year
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About

This Sport Management and the Business of Football programme at Birkbeck, University of London covers several key areas, such as governance and regulatory issues, with emphasis on the wider sport and football sectors. 

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Overview

This Sport Management and the Business of Football programme at Birkbeck, University of London is designed to give you the skills and expertise you need to compete in the football industry and related businesses and organisations, by combining specialist teaching about the principles and practice of sport and football business management and economics with general training in management, business organisation, strategy and research methods.

It will help you to develop a deeper understanding of management, governance and regulatory issues within the business of sport, and in the business of football in particular.

It is ideally suited to the needs of executives within a variety of sport and football organisations, such as professional football clubs, sport governing bodies and media organisations. The programme is also ideal for members of supporters’ organisations, government officials with responsibilities in the sport (specifically football) sectors, as well as people with a general interest in the sport, football and media industries. It is relevant for anyone seeking a broad education that will act as a platform for securing employment in the football industry or related sector.

Highlights

  • A comprehensive review of the theory and practice of the business and management of sport with particular reference to the football industry.
  • Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals. Visiting speakers include experts from the legal profession, football clubs and football regulatory authorities.
  • The Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy.
  • Linked to Birkbeck's Sport Business Centre, one of the world's leading centres for sport business and football research, teaching, training, consultancy and policy advice.
  • We engage in significant collaborative research and have excellent contacts with many public and private sector organisations, professional bodies and researchers at other academic institutions.
  • The Edwards Scholarship for Women in Sport is offered to an excellent and deserving female Home/EU student.

Careers and Employability

Graduates can pursue careers in the football industry, for example in governing bodies, professional football clubs, and commercial businesses operating in the football industry such as media companies, sport sponsorship businesses and player agencies. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in Management (Postgraduate)
  • Sport Economics and the Design of Competitions
  • Sport Event Management
  • Sport Governance
  • Sport Labour Markets
  • Sport Marketing
  • Sport Policy and Development

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

International students who complete the Sport Management pathway on the International Foundation Programme for Postgraduate Study (Graduate Diploma) by passing all four modules (Academic English Skills for Postgraduate Study; Approaches to Postgraduate Study; Professional Communication Skills; Approaches to Business and Management), including passing Approaches to Business and Management with 60%, are given automatic progression to this programme.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17850 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    11550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11550 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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