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Sports Events Management PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Events Management Sports Management Sports Facilities Work Leisure / Recreation Management

Course type


Course Summary

This course is designed to meet the requirements of professionals and organisations involved in the bidding process and delivery of sporting events of all sizes - from the Olympic Games to the Leeds Half Marathon. You will address the challenges facing sports events managers, including the increasing pressure to meet the demands of global governing bodies and how to manage a volunteer workforce, secure appropriate sponsorship packages, reduce risk and ensure the health, safety and security of every stakeholder.

By developing the specialist knowledge and skills required, you will be able to strategically plan and manage sporting events to the satisfaction of regional, national and international stakeholders. By enhancing your knowledge and practical expertise in sports events management, you will be equipped with the skills to plan and manage complex landmark events while also understanding the core operational activities of sports venues. Your specialist expertise will leave you well placed to seek senior positions with organisations involved in the planning and hosting of high-profile events.

Different course options

Full time | Headingley Campus | 6 months | JAN

Study mode

Full time


6 months

Start date



In this module you develop your understanding of the issues affecting sports event management now and in the future. You will gain a valuable overview of contemporary thinking in order to understand sports events, as a case study, alongside sport's role in the wider world in which we live.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. The University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Applicants are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent.