Postgraduate MA

Sport Development and Management

Sport Development and Management

Course Overview

  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    1 Year
  • Start date


    20 Sep 2021

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

This course is multi-disciplinary in nature, meaning that you will critically examine many aspects of sport development. These include strategic management, leadership, governance, diversity and inclusion, and sport for development.

Through the completion of your Independent Project, you will develop a specialism in an area of interest and vocational relevance. This will include an option to undertake a professional project in partnership with an organisation within the sport development industry. For current practitioners, this will allow you to take more control of your career development.

The MA Sport Development & Management is suitable for recent graduates or current practitioners in sport development / administration or related occupations. Applications are welcomed from UK and international applicants, all of whom will benefit equally from the course.

As a student in the Carnegie School of Sport, you will benefit from the expertise and experience of our team of tutors. The academic team boasts extensive industry experience and a strong research profile. We have been leaders in the academic sport development field for more than twenty years. In addition, the course is augmented by a range of high-profile guest speakers and excellent partnerships with industry.

We understand that every students needs are unique, and have therefore ensured that your course can be tailored accordingly. You will be able to select from a lengthy and diverse range of option modules, in areas such as events management, economic and financial decision making and physical activity & health. Assessments across the course can be applied to your own work circumstances should you so wish. Alternatively, you will be able to explore less familiar aspects of sport development in order to broaden your knowledge and understanding.

For those with vocational aspirations, 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. Through completion of an Independent Project, you'll develop a specialism in an area of interest and vocational relevance
  2. Choose from a diverse range of modules such as events management, economic and financial decision making and physical activity & health 
  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. The building will include a wealth of outstanding facilities, including dedicated research laboratories, a hypoxic laboratory and an indoor sprint track for performance training and analysis

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