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Our part-time International Sport Management programme has been created to critically analyse the decisions that drive this profitable global market.

Within each module of study of our part-time course, you will develop vocationally relevant experience and skills. This includes strategic planning, human resource management, organisational theory and leadership, sport sponsorship, marketing and finance.

The course empowers current and future leaders to acquire advanced knowledge and intellectual skills necessary for career progression. It encourages you to develop an understanding and respect for a globalised society with diverse needs. It is suited for those who wish to become a more effective and enterprising manager in a knowledge-based global sports economy.

Northumbria's Sport Management course balances an inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach to study. The course prides itself on the importance of contemporary theory and practice within its delivery. You will apply models and theories in a critically reflective and creative approach to address real-life industry problems. Additionally, you will also be encouraged to study contemporary practices that promote sustainability. This includes changes being made to facilities, events, campaigns and widening participation across all aspects of the sector.

The specialised sport focus within this part-time master’s connects you directly to the network of sport regionally, nationally and internationally. The international reputation of the programme has been developed through the unique insight into the global sports industry. This is offered via engagement with international sports organisations within the modules.

Our unique learning and teaching experience enable you to graduate equipped with transferable management skills. This well-rounded knowledge base is very desirable to a variety of postgraduate-level employers.

Our part-time International Sport Management programme has been created to critically analyse the decisions that drive this profitable global market.

Within each module of study of our part-time course, you will develop vocationally relevant experience and skills. This includes strategic planning, human resource management, organisational theory and leadership, sport sponsorship, marketing and finance.

The course empowers current and future leaders to acquire advanced knowledge and intellectual skills necessary for career progression. It encourages you to develop an understanding and respect for a globalised society with diverse needs. It is suited for those who wish to become a more effective and enterprising manager in a knowledge-based global sports economy.

Northumbria's Sport Management course balances an inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach to study. The course prides itself on the importance of contemporary theory and practice within its delivery. You will apply models and theories in a critically reflective and creative approach to address real-life industry problems. Additionally, you will also be encouraged to study contemporary practices that promote sustainability. This includes changes being made to facilities, events, campaigns and widening participation across all aspects of the sector.

The specialised sport focus within this part-time master’s connects you directly to the network of sport regionally, nationally and internationally. The international reputation of the programme has been developed through the unique insight into the global sports industry. This is offered via engagement with international sports organisations within the modules.

Our unique learning and teaching experience enable you to graduate equipped with transferable management skills. This well-rounded knowledge base is very desirable to a variety of postgraduate-level employers.

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
2 years Part-Time

Department
Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2022

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Module Information

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Entry Requirements 2022/23

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree, ideally in a sport-related subject, or an academic qualification in a non-sport discipline with a demonstrable interest in sport.

International qualifications

If you have studied a non-UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry 

English Language requirements

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 6 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.  You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications  

Fees and Funding 2022/23 Entry

Full UK Fee: £10,075

Full EU Fee: £17,500

Full International Fee: £17,500

ADDITIONAL COSTS

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

SP7009 -

Sport Professional Practice (Optional,20 Credits)

On Sport Professional Practice you will engage in activities that further your professional development, and enhance your employability as a Northumbria graduate. You will be challenged to apply the knowledge and skills you are learning on your degree programme to real-world contexts. You will select and complete a range of activities aimed at furthering your skills and experience as a practitioner. You will be challenged to develop your own philosophy of support, and to use reflective practice to help your continued professional development.

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SP7015 -

The Sport Marketing Process (Core,20 Credits)

In this module you will be provided with the opportunity to develop your knowledge of, and a practical approach towards, the theories and principles of sport marketing. You will develop a critical appreciation of the skills of marketing through the study of industry examples and case studies from the world of sport. You will engage with contemporary theory and research to inform, develop and expand strategic/tactical planning and control techniques in organisational sport marketing. Finally, you will benefit from the international context of this module in terms of content, examples and the experiences of your fellow-students.

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SP7017 -

Strategic Sport Leadership and Governance (Core,20 Credits)

In this module you will be provided with the opportunity to develop knowledge, competencies and skills required to understand strategic sport leadership and governance within sport. You will also learn how leadership and governance is utilised within sport organisations, and how policies are used to deliver strategic plans within sport. You will be shown how, having a greater understanding of organisational theory and organisational behaviour, will help you in the future, by providing you with a greater insight into organisational change and how to manage it effectively. The diverse nature of sport and the various stakeholders associated with sport organisations will be introduced to explain how organisational culture and legislation impacts upon legitimacy. Such understanding will help you learn about the key theoretical concepts and skills needed to work within sport organisations across the globe and also highlight the diverse opportunities available within the sport management sector. Finally, you will benefit from the international context of this module in terms of content, examples and the experiences of your fellow-students.

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SP7023 -

Sponsorship and Strategic Sport Brand Management (Optional,20 Credits)

In this module you will develop knowledge of the key principles and practice relating to strategic sport brand management and sponsorship, presenting an innovative approach that helps you build a framework for the initiation, development, planning, implementation and evaluation of partnerships and communications strategies. The module is underpinned by global examples and case studies to demonstrate the importance and intricacies of sports brands and partnerships from an international perspective, exposing you to many of the modes of practice used to affect the perception of value and behaviour through directed communication in the context of sport. Students will be encouraged to appraise the breadth of current and emerging digital communication platforms, understanding their role in reaching consumers, and they will develop a critical understanding of the essential role sustainability plays in creating successful sports brands.

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SP7024 -

International Sport Event Management (Optional,20 Credits)

You will experience a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, which will be supplemented with independent study tasks through the provision of reading and case studies. Tasks will be undertaken and then reviewed in the following session. These sessions are supported by the Electronic Learning Platform (eLP) where you can review key ideas from lectures and seminars. Together, the combination of independent study tasks and taught sessions will help you develop conceptual knowledge of international resource management and its application.

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SP7000 -

Sport Research Methods (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn a range of research approaches and data analysis methods applicable to your subject of study as well as a critical understanding of their relative strengths and weaknesses. You will learn how these approaches can be applied in the planning of a methodologically-rigorous and ethically-sound research study.

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SP7006 -

SER PG Project (Core,60 Credits)

This module provides you with the opportunity for independent study in an area of relevance to your degree. You are expected to use skills and knowledge acquired in modules as the basis for an in depth investigation of specific issues in the discipline. The aim of this module is to provide you with the opportunity to carry out an extensive, empirical investigation related to a topic of your own choice, where you will develop skills in communication, critical thinking and independent enquiry.

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SP7014 -

International Resource Management for Sport (Core,20 Credits)

In this module you will be provided with the opportunity to develop knowledge, competencies and skills in resource management and planning in an international context. Managing people and finances is the key to successful international sport organisations. ‘International Resource Management for Sport’ allows you to develop your knowledge, skills and competencies in these two key facets of management by focusing both the teaching and the assessment to specific resource issues in sport organisations. You will be considering recent and relevant research articles to supplement practical application which will enhance your employability. Finally, you will benefit from the international context of this module in terms of content, examples and the experiences of your fellow-students.

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SP7016 -

International Sport Policy and Contemporary Society (Core,20 Credits)

This module locates sport in a socio-political context. To facilitate a broad understanding of sport policy it considers the economic, social, and cultural importance of sport in contemporary society. The module encourages students to engage with the ‘sociological imagination’ to explore issues, tensions, and contradictions surrounding the use of sport as a social tool. It will provide opportunities for students to apply theoretical concepts and ideas to real world situations and to critically evaluate national and international sports policy and practice.

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Contact Details for Applicants:

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All information on this course page is accurate at the time of viewing.

Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of face to face and online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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