Master Sport Management

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  • Objectives
    This course is aimed at professionals working in sports organisations, either in sport management or sports policy. It is also aimed at graduates aspiring to work in sports business or management by gaining a Masters award that develops knowledge specific to the sector, and through developing appropriate skills in a sport management context.It is designed to develop your skills in management of professional sports, and in the management of organisations providing opportunities for participation in sport, fitness and exercise. The curriculum covers a range of sports provision in the commercial, public and voluntary sectors. By studying at London Met, you will be studying in one of the leading sports cities in the world. London's passion for sport and its vision of a sporting future was recognised in the award by the International Olympic Committee for the 2012 Olympic Games. The new Olympic Park, costing several billion pounds, will be one of the largest sports-led urban regeneration projects in history, and Masters students will be well placed to study it at close hand. On the other side of London, the new Wembley Stadium is nearing completion, whilst Emirates Stadium, the new home of Arsenal Football Club, rises on the very doorstep of our campus. There are links with a number of sports organisations in London, for example, London Racers, London's professional ice hockey team, which provide opportunities for projects, visits and live case studies, thereby giving you valuable insights into management issues in the sector. The main emphasis is on understanding the management, marketing and policy development challenges of delivering sports services within today's fast-moving conditions. The course helps you to develop skills and competencies that are valued by employers and necessary for success at senior levels of sport management. The course is supported by the work of the internationally renowned International Institute for Culture, Tourism and Development - one of the leading university research units of its type in the UK - and the Centre for Leisure and Tourism Studies.
  • Entry requirements
    You should possess a good Honours degree, equivalent to that from a UK university. For those who do not hold a degree or relevant professional qualification, extensive experience together with evidence of scholarly ability will be required. Where possible candidates will be interviewed.
  • Academic title
    MA Sport Management
  • Course description
    Course structure
    The course comprises five core modules, a free choice optional module, and a triple-module dissertation. The curriculum is supported by seminars and dissertation workshops. You are allocated an individual tutor to support your work on the dissertation.

    Core modules:
    -Sports Marketing
    -Policy and Planning for Sport
    -Research Methods for Leisure and Tourism
    -Strategic Management in Sport
    -Managing in the Service Sector

    Optional modules:
    You may choose from a wide range of postgraduate modules offered at the University. Modules of particular interest to Sport Management students are:

    -Managing Sports Development
    -Sport, Culture and Society

    A variety of methods will be used to assess your performance including essays, seminar presentations, written seminar papers, time-constrained assessments and the dissertation.

    Career opportunities
    You will be able to progress your career in sport and leisure facility management, sports development, planning, strategic management, policymaking, research, education, consultancy or allied fields in the public, private or voluntary sectors. You may also apply to develop your dissertation topic into an MPhil/PhD.

    Attendance & duration
    -Full time: one year, two afternoons & one evening a week (Mon & Tues)
    -Part-time (day): two years, one afternoon & eve a week (Mon/Tues)

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