Sport Management course from University of Stirling will help you acquire the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to enable reflective management practice in a range of sport settings.
Throughout the course you will be challenged to evaluate the dynamic environment in which sport organisations in the public, commercial and voluntary sectors strive to flourish, and to apply your developing knowledge and management skills to meet the inherent sport management challenges.
Taught by staff with consultancy and research experience, this MSc reflects the current industry trends and employer needs. Your studies will include: strategic management, finance, research methods, professional practice and integrated sport management studies. You will also have the opportunity to widen or deepen your knowledge through selection of two option modules.
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European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
You can study either full-time or part-time to Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or MSc levels.
You must attain 180 SCQF points to be awarded an MSc in Sport Management. You will achieve this by successfully completing the following modules:
You will be expected to undertake 30 hours of professional practice during your studies as part of the Sport Management Integrated Studies module.
You will have the chance to work on case studies, learn from people in the business, and to develop specific interests through a research dissertation.
Management concepts and theories will be delivered through traditional lecturing methods. Theory will be applied to practice through case study analysis, discussion with sport management practitioners, seminars and research. You will acquire ‘softer’ management skills such as problem-solving, team-working, leadership, analysis, evaluation and presentation through a range of learning activities, and which are essential if you are to become an effective manager. The modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination and designed to encourage students to link theory to professional practice.
A lower second class Honours degree or better (or equivalent professional qualification). Applicants who do not hold the normal academic qualifications but who have an appropriate level of relevant experience in sport and management may also be admitted. For applicants who do not hold the normal academic qualifications, it is recommended that they contact the School prior to submitting their formal application.English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your proficiency such as a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each skill), or TOEFL: Listening 23, Reading 23, Speaking 23, Writing 23.
No work experience is required.
In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) sports research at Stirling was ranked 1st in Scotland and in the top five in the UK, with 85 percent of publications classed as ‘International level’ and 15 percent as ‘World-leading’.Strengths
A particular strength of this course is the focus on real practice enabled by the knowledge and industry experience of module tutors. Amongst the programme tutors are trustees of National Governing Bodies of Sport, those who have employment experience in sport management and a team who, in combination, has provided consultancy support to a wide range of national and international sport organisations. This offers students a unique insight into real life practice and opportunity to access a substantial network of industry contacts.
As Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence we are closely aligned with many sports organisations and have formal links with a growing number of organisations with regard to facilitating student research projects, work experience and guest lectures by industry practitioners. We are also pleased to have a close association with the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.
This course is delivered by a team of highly qualified academics with experience and research interests that complement and support teaching activities. Of particular note is that fact that tutors of what may be regarded as generic management disciplines have a publications record which evidences their specific interest in applying generic theory to the sporting context.
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The University of Stirling is located in the heart of Scotland, and is set on one of the most beautiful campuses in Europe. It offers over 300 high quality degree combinations and several of its academic departments are rated top in Scotland for research. The University has its own sports facilities including a 50 metre swimming pool, golf course, shops, cafes, bars and cinema and is just 30 minutes from both Glasgow and Edinburgh airports.
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