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Sport Management and the Business of Football MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sports Management Football & Team Games Coaching Sports Facilities Work

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme 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, and strategy and research methods.

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.

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.

Different course options

Full time | Birkbeck, Central London WC1 | 1 year | OCT-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-19

Modules

This module introduces you to a range of key topics associated with the planning and implementation of a sport event in addition to post-event legacies. As the largest global sport event, the Olympic Games will be used as a key case study to illustrate particular issues. The module will also draw on other case studies from sport events, both domestic and international, where relevant.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£11,550

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£17,850

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Course specific entry 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. Standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and their professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners. Our standard postgraduate entry requirement for international students is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent international qualification.

Department profile

Birkbeck – London’s evening university Birkbeck is London’s specialist evening university. With all of our classes taking place between 6pm and 9pm, we offer a flexibility that other universities can’t. It’s an approach that attracts a rich and diverse student population. In the School of Business, Economics and Informatics you can expect a truly interactive experience – between students and teachers, and among your fellow learners –...more

University information

With a history that dates back 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London is unique in that it delivers its near-300 postgraduate courses in the evenings, enabling students to work or focus on other commitments during the day. Courses can be studied full-time or part-time and some can be studied through distance learning. Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research universities and provides its 700 postgraduate research student with a...more

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