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Are you passionate about the world of sport and interested in the business side of it? Look no further than our MSc in Sport Management. This programme, co-taught by the top-ranked School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences and the School of Business and Economics, will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the dynamic and global sport industry. From marketing and finance to strategic challenges and sport governance, you will explore a wide range of topics. With renowned academics, guest speakers, and opportunities for networking, this programme will set you on the path to a successful career in sport. Entry requirements include a 2:1 honours degree in sport, business, management, or related subjects. Don't miss the chance to join our vibrant international community of students and develop global networks.

About the course

Sport is a truly global and rapidly expanding industry that unites commercial, public and third-sector stakeholders. Our master's in Sport Management gives you the skills and knowledge to work in this exciting arena.

Our MSc in Sport Management is co-taught by the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences (ranked 1st in the world for sport-related subjects, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023) and Loughborough Business School (a triple accredited UK business

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Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) degree in the area(s) of sport (including sports science/kinesiology and sport technology), business, management or related subject (marketing, accounting, economics), law or engineering with management.

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

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Where will I study?

Where is Loughborough University


Student Profiles


I initially chose Loughborough University due to the amazing sports scholarship opportunity available to international students looking to continue playing whilst studying abroad.

I am from New York City and having played basketball both collegiately and professionally, I was looking to continue the sport I love but also wanted to be prepared once I stopped my playing career. I wanted to transition into the world of sports and Loughborough seemed like the perfect fit.

The academic support is tremendous. The programme is compressed into a year and although that increases how busy they are, I never felt like they were inaccessible. Being able to meet with them as people and not just professors was great. Their individual expertise on the courses they teach is impressive, they provide a wealth of information, that I am very grateful for.

I graduated and did not transition into a traditional sports management job. Then Covid-19 hit, and the sporting world completely shut down. When the world opened again, it was a connection that I made at Loughborough that got me the job interview in the New York City office of IMG.

The most useful thing about the program and something I believe is its greatest asset is how well connected the Sports Management department is and their willingness to put in the extra work to create spaces and events that allow us to connect with their network.

My connection to IMG was curated by a job fair at Loughborough University in 2018. I stayed in touch and now three years later, I am working for the company.

Loughborough opened my eyes to possibilities outside of America. My goal is to remain a professional in the sporting and entertainment sector. To what capacity is yet unknown but I hope to be living in the EU once again and doing what I love.

The highlights of my time at Loughborough have been the friends that I made during the programme, they have truly become family.


Loughborough University’s reputation in sport is what drew me in. Considering that I wanted to pursue a career in sport for development after working for a while in finance, my strategy was to be associated with the best Higher Education Institution in England for sport related subjects.

I have been greatly inspired by the work that lecturers on the programme have done. Even after graduating, I am still in contact with some who constantly provide guidance and support. I found the modules on Research Methods and Sport Policy, Governance and Law very useful. I have continuously applied concepts and theories from these modules in my work.

I would say to anyone thinking of undertaking Sport Management at Loughborough, that the programme offers more than just an opportunity to engage academically. Come in with an open mind and network with as many of your peers and lecturers as possible.

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