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Business Management in Sport MSc

This programme explores the evolving and multi-faceted area of the management of sport.

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Overview

Watch: Hear about the exciting sport industry experience students undertook during their time on the Business Management in Sport MSc at DMU.


The Business Management in Sport MSc is a programme that will explore the evolving and multi-faceted area of the management in sport through core modules from business and bespoke sport modules. In addition, the programme focuses on ethical considerations, major competitions, sports marketing, heritage and sport’s political, social, economic, and cultural contexts.

This course is ideal for individuals who hold a degree in sport (management, science, or other sport disciplines), event management, marketing, media, business or the humanities and are looking to begin a career or are in the early stages of a career in the sporting industry.

During this course, you will develop knowledge of sport management on local, national, international and global levels to prepare for a career in the sector.

There are also ways for you to tailor your university experience to your interests. You will have opportunities to get involved with a DMU Global experience and choose a language study option. Amongst the global opportunities within the Sport Heritage module students will visit historical sport sites. Previous students have visited sites such as the Munich Olympic Park, the Garmisch-Partenkirchen ski jump, and Allianz Arena in Germany.

In addition, as well as gaining experience working directly within a sport organisation through the Sport Fieldwork Experience, you will also have the opportunity to gain further experience directly with a sport business or organization through the Executive Company Project if selected as the final research project.

Key features 

  • Valuable industry links, including the British Bobsleigh and Skelton Association as well as established DMU relationships with Leicester City Football Club, Leicester Tigers Rugby Football Club, and British Basketball League
  • Opportunities to gain valuable sport industry experience through sporting events and DMU sports clubs
  • Mentoring and support from academics in the forefront of their fields as well as sport industry professionals is provided
  • Opportunities to complete an Executive Company Project or alternative for the final research project instead of a dissertation
  • Peer support as a result of studying in small tutor groups
  • Modules specifically created to provide key skills needed in today's sport industry
  • Get involved with our DMU Global international experience programme
  • Access to a 24/7 high-tech library with a choice of learning environments. This in addition to new amenities such as the QEII Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre

Scholarships

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study.

Postgraduate Alumni Scholarship
Find out more about our Postgraduate Alumni Scholarship, ofeering up to 30% off tuition fees for DMU alumni.

DMU Global High Flyers Award
The DMU Global High Flyers Award offers students a discount of up to £1,000 towards a DMU Global opportunity (subject to terms and conditions).

DMU Sports Scholarship
Find out more about the DMU Sports Scholarships worth up to £6,000.

International Scholarships
Find out about available scholarships and country specific fee discounts for international students.

 

More courses like this:

Management, Law and Humanities of Sport MA
Sports History and Culture MA

  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

Programme code(s):
September: N1C671
January: N1C672

Duration: 
January: 15 months
September: 15 months

Start date: January 2021
September 2021

Fees and funding UK/EU: For 2020/21 tuition fees will be £12,500

For 2021/22 tuition fees will be £8,350

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

Programme code(s):
September: N1C671
January: N1C672

Duration: 
January: 15 months
September: 15 months

Start date: January 2021
September 2021

Fees and funding for international students: For 2020/21 tuition fees will be £16,000

For 2020/21 tuition fees will be £14,600

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

You should have the equivalent or above of a 2:2 UK bachelor’s honours degree in a relevant subject such as business, marketing, media, event management, sport (any discipline: management, coaching, science) or humanities.

If you have other professional qualifications and industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis. 

Interview

Non-standard applicants will be invited to attend an interview.

International students

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each band, or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Teaching contact hours

 

Course modules

  • Mega-Event: Global Sport in Perspective
  • Ethics in Sport Management and Governance
  • Sports Heritage and Legacy Management
  • Marketing
  • Leadership 
  • Sport Fieldwork Experience 

Choose one from:

Teaching and assessment

Your precise timetable will depend on the modules timetabled each semester, however you will normally attend around 15 hours of timetabled taught sessions (lectures and tutorials) each week. We expect you to undertake at least 15 further hours of independent study to complete project work and research.

Teaching contact hours

This is a full-time course and in total you should be prepared to devote approximately 38 hours a week to your studies. You will typically have up to 18 hours contact hours of teaching most weeks for semester 1 and 2. Teaching is through a mix of seminars, tutorials, and lab sessions and the breakdown of these activities is shown in each module description. Teaching is through a mix of seminars, tutorials, library sessions, and site visits and the breakdown of these activities is shown in each module description.

In addition each module provides a 2 hour surgery each week available for individual consultation with the lecturer. You may also have some scheduled meetings with your programme leader, personal tutor, and/or careers throughout the year to discuss your academic progress and personal development.

Self-directed study: In order to prepare for, and assimilate, the work in lectures and seminars you will be expected to source and read relevant journal articles, book chapters and industry publications and to actively participate in class discussions. You can do this using our on-line resources, including Kimberlin Library and our virtual learning environment (VLE). The time allocated for independent study, revision and reflection is approximately 24 hours per week in semesters 1 and 2.

During the summer session (after Semester 2 for September start students and after Semester 1 for January start students) you will undertake a sport fieldwork experience for academic credit to gain industry experience.  The programme leader will source a variety of fieldwork opportunities, but students are able to identify their own host organisation in the UK or abroad through consultation with the programme leader.  You will typically spend 14 hours a week on the fieldwork for the host organisation, although the exact schedule will be negotiated with the host organisation. 

In semester 3, you will undertake independent research for your final project and again should typically allow around 38 hours per week for this. You will be allocated a dedicated academic supervisor to support you, who you will be able to contact on a regular basis.

Facilities and features

Library services

On campus, the main Kimberlin Library offers a space where you can work, study and access a vast range of print materials, with computer stations, laptops, plasma screens and assistive technology also available. 

As well as providing a physical space in which to work, we offer online tools to support your studies, and our extensive online collection of resources accessible from our Library website, e-books, specialised databases and electronic journals and films which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose. 

We will support you to confidently use a huge range of learning technologies, including Blackboard, Collaborate Ultra, DMU Replay, MS Teams, Turnitin and more. Alongside this, you can access LinkedIn Learning and learn how to use Microsoft 365, and study support software such as mind mapping and note-taking through our new Digital Student Skills Hub. 

The library staff offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching, reference management and assistive technology. There is also a ‘Just Ask’ service for help and advice, live LibChat, online workshops, tutorials and drop-ins available from our Learning Services, and weekly library live chat sessions that give you the chance to ask the library teams for help.

Learning zones

Our Learning Zones and The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.

There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.

You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.

 

Opportunities and careers

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#DMUglobal

This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through DMU Global, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

While overseas DMU Global opportunities are not currently possible, DMU will continue to review government advice and if travel is permitted, we hope to offer a small number of extra-curricular opportunities in the summer of 2021. 

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Graduate careers

A Business Management in Sport MSc will open up a wide range of career opportunities as you develop a broad base of skills that are in great demand with global employers.

You may choose to pursue a career within governing bodies, federations, clubs, sponsors, marketing organisations, the media, local and central government, or legacy and heritage organisations. 

You will benefit from access to DMU’s established Careers and Employability Team, who offer employability sessions and workshops, with personalised support via a careers coach to advise you on your options and to help develop your plans.

DMU Open Evenings

The perfect way to find out more about DMU is to attend one of our postgraduate open events.

Here, you can speak with course academics and current students, discuss fees, learn about your career prospects and tour the campus.

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How to apply

We welcome applications from students with a wide range of qualifications and experience.

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The perfect way to find out more about DMU is to attend one of the postgraduate open evenings or events that take place all year round. If you can't visit the university in person, you can also sign up for one of our online chats. Find out more.

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Online chats

If you are unable to visit the university in person, we hold regular events where you can chat online with an adviser. Find out more.

Fees and Funding

Fees and funding

We are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study. Find out more about fees, funding and scholarship opportunities.

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Meet us in your country

We frequently travel the world to meet talented and ambitious students where we offer guidance about your application and can often offer places straight away to suitably qualifies students. Find out more.

 
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