Sport Management, Politics and International Development MSc 12 months Postgraduate Program By Loughborough University |Top Universities

Program overview

Main Subject

Business and Management Studies

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

The global sport industry is an important, growing and diverse area of employment, particularly in relation to management, development, politics, policy, commerce and governance. This programme prepares you for a career in these and other professional areas within sport and sport-related fields.
Our MSc Sport Management, Politics and International Development will provide you with a strong critical understanding of sport management, sport politics and policy, and sport development in an international context. It is taught by our diverse team of staff who are recognised globally for their research and teaching in these areas.
Our academic staff are committed to equipping you with the knowledge and skills to work in the global sport industries and in wider sport-related fields of employment. You will benefit from their experience in undertaking projects with many leading organisations including: the Commonwealth Secretariat, European Commission, International Olympic Committee, International Paralympic Committee, UK Sport and various United Nations agencies.
The programme draws on our strong ties across the sport sector and with sport-related organisations in business, government, and non-profit fields. Key representatives from these organisations will contribute to the programme through guest lectures and/or via supporting other collaborative learning opportunities for postgraduate students, adding further value to your studies. 
The programme also benefits from its affiliation to the UNESCO Chair in Sport, Physical Activity and Education for Development, which was awarded to Loughborough University in January 2022.

Program overview

Main Subject

Business and Management Studies

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

The global sport industry is an important, growing and diverse area of employment, particularly in relation to management, development, politics, policy, commerce and governance. This programme prepares you for a career in these and other professional areas within sport and sport-related fields.
Our MSc Sport Management, Politics and International Development will provide you with a strong critical understanding of sport management, sport politics and policy, and sport development in an international context. It is taught by our diverse team of staff who are recognised globally for their research and teaching in these areas.
Our academic staff are committed to equipping you with the knowledge and skills to work in the global sport industries and in wider sport-related fields of employment. You will benefit from their experience in undertaking projects with many leading organisations including: the Commonwealth Secretariat, European Commission, International Olympic Committee, International Paralympic Committee, UK Sport and various United Nations agencies.
The programme draws on our strong ties across the sport sector and with sport-related organisations in business, government, and non-profit fields. Key representatives from these organisations will contribute to the programme through guest lectures and/or via supporting other collaborative learning opportunities for postgraduate students, adding further value to your studies. 
The programme also benefits from its affiliation to the UNESCO Chair in Sport, Physical Activity and Education for Development, which was awarded to Loughborough University in January 2022.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

92+
67+
6.5+
180+
A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in sports science or a social science discipline.
1 Year
Oct

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

13,000 GBP
-

International Students

29,750 GBP
-

One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

In this guide you will find:
opportunities

Where to look for scholarship opportunities

how_to

How to apply to scholarships relevant to you

list

A list of available scholarships around the world

checklist

A scholarship application checklist

banner
download_icon Download Scholarship Guide

More programs from the university

We offer a fantastic range of undergraduate courses as well as a comprehensive range of foundation courses and the International Foundation Programme.

Every undergraduate course has the option to undertake a placement year, which involves a year working in industry either in the UK or overseas. Some courses also offer the option to study abroad at an overseas university.

There are various Bachelor’s degrees available depending on your chosen course, including:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
  • Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)
  • Master’s in Science (MSci)
  • Master’s in Engineering (MEng)
  • Master’s in Chemistry (MChem)
  • Master’s in Planning (MPlan)


For more information on all our courses and the opportunities associated with them, visit our undergraduate study pages.

We offer a range of postgraduate qualifications at our Loughborough and London campuses, including taught master’s programmes and doctoral qualifications.

Taught programmes:

Our taught programmes include postgraduate certificates (PGCert) worth 120 credits, postgraduate diplomas (PGDip) worth 150 credits and 180 credit master’s degrees, such as MSc, MA and MBA qualifications where you will complete a final research or a work-based project.

Research programmes:

We offer a wide range of doctoral qualifications across our schools, departments and institutes. These include:

  • PhD
  • EngD
  • PhD by Practice
  • PhD in Creative Writing


A PhD or EngD is the highest academic qualification that you can achieve. Your research must make a significant, original contribution to new knowledge, building on your critical appreciation of existing knowledge of the subject.

For more information on all our postgraduate degrees both in Loughborough and London, visit our postgraduate study pages.

Data Science MSc

::type_cta_button:: View Details

Finance MSc

::type_cta_button:: View Details

Management MSc

::type_cta_button:: View Details

Marketing MSc

::type_cta_button:: View Details

Biotechnology

::type_cta_button:: View Details

Criminology MSc

::type_cta_button:: View Details
Postgrad programs