£8,190 (Home/EU students), £15,660 (International Students)
11 November 2016
This programme is suitable for individuals with an academic or professional interest in sport policy, business and management.
The course focuses on topics such as the study of sport politics; sport development in international contexts; leadership and entrepreneurship; project management and sport and the law. The intention is that students will develop the core skills that are needed and can be applied in ‘real-world’ settings.
This programme seeks to prepare students for work in the leisure industry, including HE sports, sports agencies and local authorities by developing high quality graduates in a research active environment. It is expected that students taking the programme will develop the skills to allow them to critically evaluate new developments/theory and integrate this knowledge where appropriate into their professional practice.
Graduates of the programme will be developed as lifelong learners with a conceptual understanding of the theories behind sport policy and management.
It is envisaged that students will gain a wide range of transferable skills which will be highly valued by employers in all areas of recruitment. Destinations may include work in sport facility management; sport and leisure consultancy; sports development; local authority or private sport and leisure provision; national sport federation organisations.
Successful students may also wish to undertake PhD research.
Engagement with Sports Industry
Alongside the delivery of the course’s academic content, students will also have the opportunity to attend regular guest lectures from industry professionals and employers alike who are currently working at the highest levels within the sports policy and development, sports business and management, and sports media and marketing sectors.
Additionally, many of our MSc Sport Policy, Business and Management students will have the opportunity to gain vital work experience alongside their studies with one or more of our below, Birmingham-based, postgraduate partners.
About the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
We are one of the top-rated sport science departments in the UK. Our School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences is one of the longest established in Europe for scientific research into sport, exercise, health and rehabilitation.
We are proud to be at the forefront of the rapid development of this academic discipline. Our school has achieved an outstanding performance in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF 2014) with 90 percent of its research classified as world leading or internationally excellent, putting us in the top three for research in the sector. These results provide further compelling evidence of the long recognised research strength of Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Birmingham.
Thanks to a £16.4 million investment, Birmingham boasts the largest custom built Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences facility in the UK.
This includes teaching and research laboratories for physiology, biochemistry, psychophysiology, biomechanics, sport psychology, motor skills, immunology, muscle mechanics and the neurophysiology of movement.