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International: £13,500 for the course
Postgraduate course rankings
Our MSc Sports Business Management course is rated 1st in the UK and 4th in Europe (Sports Business Postgraduate Course Rankings 2018).
- Attain the knowledge, skills and attributes required for a professional career in sport.
- Work with world-class sports organisations on an industry-based project.
- Undertake an optional 12 weeks of industry placement.
- Gain a detailed understanding of the core aspects of sports business and finance.
- Benefit from the experience of tutors with substantial industry, research and consultancy experience.
This course builds upon your existing experience or qualifications in equipping you for an exciting career in sport. You'll learn the ins and outs of this ever-growing industry, gaining the contacts, skills and credentials that you need to make an impact in it.
'This course helps you gain first-hand experience within the sports industry. It gave me a better understanding of the industry, and in particular sports marketing. I am now working in the commercial department for Zenit FC, one of the most successful football clubs in Russia.'
Ekaterina Gulina, MSc Sport Business Management, 2017 graduate
How you learn
On this course, you will develop employability skills alongside detailed knowledge of the global sports industry. You will learn to identify and develop creative solutions for major clients, gain practical experience through optional industry placements and attain a sound theoretical grounding under tutelage from experienced specialists in world-class facilities. You will also have access to an employability adviser who will assist you with one-to-one sessions on application writing, preparation for interview, CV development and individually tailored career guidance.
You learn through
- research projects for major clients
- optional industry placements
- independent learning
Course leaders and tutors
Olga teaches on Sport Business Management undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
You have the option to complete a 12-week work placement, where you receive support and advice from a placement mentor alongside a member of the academic staff. We use our network of local, regional, national and international employers to help secure you a challenging and fulfilling placement.
Recent clients have included Manchester City FC, the International Cricket Council, the Singapore Sports Council, Badminton England, UFC (Ultimate Fight Championship), Sheffield United FC and Sheffield Wednesday FC.
As part of your study, you will be required to undertake an industry-based research project, in which you work with sport organisations to develop solutions to problems or explore potential market opportunities.
With superb industry ties, as well as opportunities for work placements and research projects, this course offers ample opportunity for networking.
This course prepares you for a career in
- regional, national and international sporting bodies
- local authority and voluntary sector sport
- sporting clubs sport leagues
- major venues and facilities
- event management organisations
- sports consultancies
- player-agent organisations
- sport related government agencies
- sponsorship procurement
Student success story
After studying at Sheffield Hallam, Ilia went on to secure a role in the commerical rights department at Zenit football club, Russia. Watch Ilia discussing his experience.
Where will I study?
You study at Collegiate Campus
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Normally a first degree 2:2 or above in a sport-related or business and management-related subject
OR a first degree 2:2 or above in an unrelated subject, but with experience of working in sport or general business and management.
We welcome enquiries from those who have substantial management experience but who do not have the normal entry requirements. We may invite you for an interview to discuss your particular background, experience and qualifications. Our aim is to ensure you can achieve success on this masters course, but please contact us if you wish to discuss your own concerns. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more
Through accreditation of prior learning (APL), students may claim entry with credit or exemptions on the basis of their existing qualifications, knowledge and experience.
If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19
Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.
|Module: Financial Skills For Business Decisions||Credits: 15||
|Module: Global Economics Of Sport||Credits: 15||
|Module: International Sport Event Management||Credits: 15||
|Module: International Sports Marketing And The Media||Credits: 15||
|Module: International Sports Strategy||Credits: 15||
|Module: Managing People In Sport Organisations||Credits: 15||
|Module: Researching Sport Management||Credits: 15||
|Module: Sport Business Consultancy||Credits: 15||
|Module: Research Project||Credits: 60||
|Module: Work-Based Learning Project||Credits: 60||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £7,200 for the course.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,500 for the course.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £10,906 available for UK and EU students on most masters courses.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Sport and physical activity courses (PDF)
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