Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

The programme is ideally suited to the needs of executives within football clubs and media organisations, officers of football and sport regulatory bodies, members of supporters' organisations and local government officials with responsibilities in the leisure field. It will also appeal to those with a general interest in the sport, football and media industries. Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management. Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting'edge articles in the world's leading journals. We have particular research strengths in international business and strategy, the management of innovation and entrepreneurship, human resource management, corporate governance, sport management and marketing, as well as financial management and accounting. We offer students of all ages and backgrounds a chance to study either part'time or full'time in our department and to gain an internationally recognised University of London qualification.

Course Modules

Compulsory modules (full'time students): Corporate governance; international sports law; research methods in management I; sport in society; sport policy and development; sports economics; sports governance and regulation. Year 1 compulsory modules (part'time students): Corporate governance; international sports law; research methods in management I; sports economics. Year 2 compulsory modules (part'time students): Sport in society; sport policy and development; sports governance and regulation. Option modules (part'time and full'time): Sport business and event management; strategic sport marketing.

Course Additional Entry

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.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 - 2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc (Postgraduate)