Postgraduate MA

Sport Development and Management

Develop your leadership, management and critical thinking skills. You’ll influence sport development policy and practice and boost your career prospects.

Sport Development and Management

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    1 Year
  • Start date

    19 Sep 2022

Deepen your understanding of the key issues and challenges facing professionals in contemporary sport development settings in the UK and around the world.

As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Critically examine aspects of sport development, including strategic management, leadership, governance, diversity and inclusion, and sport for development
  • Develop a specialism in an area of interest and vocational relevance during your independent project
  • Enhance your problem solving, creativity, decision-making and leadership skills
  • Have the opportunity to undertake a professional project in partnership with a sport development organisation

This course is suitable if you’re a recent graduate or current practitioner in sport development / administration or related occupation.

Expert teaching
As a student in the Carnegie School of Sport, you’ll benefit from the expertise and experience of our team of tutors. The academic team boasts extensive industry experience and a strong research profile. 

We’ve been leaders in the academic sport development field for more than 20 years. 

Industry links
The course is augmented by a range of high-profile guest speakers and excellent partnerships with industry.

Study tailored for you
We understand that every students’ needs are unique and have therefore ensured that your course can be tailored accordingly. You’ll be able to select from a lengthy and diverse range of option modules, in areas such as:

  • Events management
  • Economic and financial decision making
  • Physical activity and health

Assessments across the course can be applied to your own work circumstances. You’ll also be able to explore less familiar aspects of sport development to broaden your knowledge and understanding.

The Independent Project provides the opportunity to undertake a piece of consultancy on behalf of an external sport organisation. Alternatively, you may wish to complete an in-depth academic investigation that may pave the way for future doctoral study.

Why study Sports Development and Management at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Develop a specialism in an area of interest and vocational relevance
  2. Choose from a diverse range of modules
  3. Meet internationally renowned guest speakers, giving you a wider view on the industry, and the direction it is heading
  4. Benefit from the university's excellent partnerships with industry
  5. Study in the university’s new £45m state-of-the-art Carnegie School of Sport building

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