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MSc - Master of Science
This elite executive Master’s programme is designed to equip sports professionals and leaders with the skills to develop a successful vision and deliver for the long-term success of sports organisations via the prominent role of Sporting Director.
The MSc in Sports Directorship will qualify you for one of the most important roles today in modern global sport, that of Sporting Director, and critically, will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience to equip you to sit in a strategic leadership role in a sporting organisation. This two-year part-time course teaches a unique curriculum, tailored to meet the real demands of leading sports organisations.
Covering sports leadership, personal development, masterminding innovation and change, sport governance and best practice – alongside a diverse range of hands-on extra-curricular activities – the course provided unrivalled preparation for the role of the sporting director. At the heart of the programme is the application of neuroscience. Rapidly gaining a foothold in the sporting and business world, this cognitive approach to performance is exclusive to the MSc Sports Directorship, and is simply a must-have for any sporting organisations on the lookout for a sporting director.
Designed to fit both on-campus learning and remote study around your work commitments, the MSc Sports Directorship equips you to become a sports business professional with all the skills and practical experience you need to take your next career step with confidence.
Graduate with the MSc Sports Directorship and join an elite group with the ability to apply for the role of a sporting director with a tailored degree under your belt.
Taught over two years in four modules plus an applied research project, the MSc Sports Directorship is delivered in a format which allows you to combine study and work in a way that best suits your working life. In each of the two years you will spend six blocks of two days (Wednesday and Thursday from October to May) on campus with project work to be completed in your own time. You’ll finish your second year with a six-month project, based around an issue within your own organisation.
Modules are self-contained and are delivered in sequence, to ensure that all members of your cohort community can learn from each other’s experiences.
The programme is enhanced by a series of guest lectures with expert speakers from the worlds of global sport and business.
The Master’s Degree in Sporting Directorship is the first of its kind designed to develop all the personal and commercial attributes you need to become a successful Sporting Director.
The purpose of the course is to develop learners with the knowledge and skillsets required to move into a strategic leadership role at executive level within a sports organisation or sports business.
For this course (per year)
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Strong knowledge in the field of sports management suitable for Master's level academic work; evidence of engagement with professional and academic literature/publications relevant to CPD; ability to manage self-learning and professional duties where applicable; evidence of ability to manage work independently; proven track record of dealing with complex and multidisciplinary issues relevant to their chosen subject area.