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Sport Business, Management and Policy MSc

Sport Business, Management and Policy MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sports Management Business Studies Leisure / Recreation Management Sports Facilities Work

Course type


Course Summary


Sport is part of Manchester’s DNA. It’s a big feature of the city’s history, character and economy. And it’s a big part of Manchester Met too.

As one of few management courses in the UK focusing solely on sports, we cover topics including sport policy, sports marketing and business analytics.

Unlike other courses in the country, you’ll also explore areas such as politics, finance and law to understand how they apply to the sports industry.

The latest developments in sport

Everything you learn on this course has been informed by the University’s Sports Advisory Board of key industry experts.

All of our teaching is research-led. The majority of our staff are internationally renowned for their research in sports policy, law, politics, marketing and more.

Our teaching team work closely with key industry organisations across the globe, including UK Sport, the IOC, FIFA, and the RFY. We also have links with the local organising committees of the London 2012 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, and the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

After you graduate, you’ll be prepared for a career in sport business and management, policy and governance in the public and private sector.


We’ve designed this course with the University’s Sports Advisory Board, made up of key sports industry experts, to ensure students graduate with the practical skills and knowledge highly sought-after by leading sports employers.

We want to help you understand the complex nature of business and policy to help you achieve employment in your ideal area. Alongside the core subjects that you study, you’ll also gain vital research skills that will impress employers.

By the time you graduate, you’ll be ready for roles in a variety of sport business and management, policy and governance specialisms - in the public and private sectors, both in the UK and beyond. Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip awards during this course.

Different course options

Full time | Manchester Campus | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The unit introduces students to the key debates, models and theories employed in the study of sport business and management. It examines key conceptual and practical approaches to the business and management of sport and sports organizations. Indicative topics within this unit include: the globalization of the sports management field; human resource management in sport; sport and strategic analysis; risk management in sport; sport and public relations management; sports branding; sport organizational culture and change; managing people in sport; leadership in sport; sports economics; and sport, the media and commercialization.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants will need a good UK honours degree (minimum 2:2), or international equivalent, in a related subject.

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University offers a welcoming, stimulating and supportive environment in which to study for your postgraduate qualification. The award-winning, inspirational campus in the heart of Manchester provides vibrant learning spaces and excellent facilities across modern and historical buildings that reflect their teaching excellence since 1824. More than 6,000 students choose to study for a postgraduate qualification at...more