This MSc provides an understanding of key concepts invaluable for employment and critical engagement across all sport sectors. The programme examines the commercialised and mediatised world of professional sport, and the realms of community recreation and physical activity.
Recognising that sport managers operate in a highly politicised environment, the programme reviews the role of government policy in shaping sporting opportunities and sport’s contribution to social policy agendas.
The programme critically assesses sport’s contribution to government social policy concerns (such as crime prevention, health improvement, education attainment, community building), and its role in conflict resolution, gender empowerment, disease prevention and poverty reduction in different parts of the world. It critically analyses a wide range of sport policy and sport management issues in the UK and compares these with experiences across a wide range of countries.
You will focus on management issues in contemporary sport organisations, the media’s role in sport management debates, and sport marketing and communications concepts.
The programme also explores fundamental aspects of research methods and links these to sport management concerns. Your understanding is enhanced through the extensive involvement of local and national sport organisations.
Your classes will consist of a combination of lectures, seminars, case studies, industry visits and discussions.
You will also be required to take research methods courses and to complete a dissertation
The programme aims to:
The programme provides the higher-order knowledge required for recent graduates to enter employment in the sport industries, and for current sport practitioners to advance their careers.
The qualification can lead to rewarding careers in areas such as sport marketing, sport sponsorship, sport events, sport development, sport social enterprises, sport facility management, and sport and international development.
The masters degree can also lead to PhD study.
This Certificate programme has been introduced in response to the growing global interest in children’s physical education, physical activity, sport and wellbeing.
The part-time nature of the programme, combined with some online learning, will enable students to complete the qualification while maintaining their current role.
Courses involve a detailed investigation of the developmental, curriculum, pedagogy, professional learning and policy knowledge needed to support learning in different contexts across the 3-14 age range.
With physical activity being a shared endeavour, students will critically investigate the collaboration and partnership issues raised in school and local community settings.
The programme consists of three compulsory courses, each of which will involve attendance at two weekend sessions and will be supported by online sessions and distance learning resources.
These courses are:
With the increased interest in children and young people’s physical education, physical activity and sport, this qualification will allow you to pursue increased opportunities across the education and physical activity professions.
In addition, we will supply you with skills in areas such as communication and project management, which can be applied to roles in any field. The programme will also prepare students for further postgraduate study on education, physical activity and sport programmes.
It is not an initial teacher education programme and does not include qualified teacher status.