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About the course

This programme is designed to give you the skills and expertise you need to compete in the sport industry and related businesses and organisations, by combining specialist teaching about the principles and practice of sport management and economics with general training in management, business organisation, strategy and research methods. It covers several key areas, such as governance and regulatory issues, with emphasis on the wider sport sector.

It will help you to develop a deeper understanding of management, governance and regulatory issues within the business of sport.

It is ideally suited to the needs of executives within a variety of sport organisations, such as professional sport clubs, governing bodies, media organisations, sport-related businesses, members of supporters’

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Entry Requirements

Normally at least a second-class honours degree in any subject area from a UK university or a non-UK equivalent. A professional or other qualification obtained by written examinations approved by the College. Relevant experience, supporting statements and references may be taken into consideration, especially in the case of non-standard applications.If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

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Where is Birkbeck, University of London


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Student Profile(s)

Tosh Modupe

4047.jpg Why did you choose Birkbeck?

The reason I chose Birkbeck was for its outstanding flexible studying arrangements for mature students who have to balance their working career and family life with advancing their academic understanding.

What did you enjoy about the course?

Obviously the topic I initially chose, but also the friendly study environment of the university with the ability to call upon staff members to resolve any difficulty one experienced. Lastly, the structured course timetable and camaraderie of the students themselves.

Is there anything on the course that inspired you?

Yes, the passion our lecturers gave during their lectures and seminars showed me that it wasn't just about delivering a topic to a class – they honestly wanted us to achieve the academic understanding of the subject matter so as to graduate with a full understanding of the topic.

Has doing the course made a difference to your career?

I am currently enrolled on the PG Cert in Sport Management at Birkbeck. When I have completed this, I will go on to fulfil my dream of doing an MSc in Business in Football. However during the degree I really enjoyed studying about gender so I have decided to also do a second part-time Masters’ degree in Gender, Sexuality and Society at Birkbeck.

What were you doing before Birkbeck and what are you doing now?

I was and still am an operational London Firefighter.


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