MA in International Sports Management


Central London Location


Small Class Sizes

Richmond The American University in London

Optional International Internships

Flexible Curriculum at Richmond University

Internationally Recognised Teaching

MA in International Sports Management

Richmond is the only university in the UK that has developed a very successful US- accredited undergraduate programme in International Sports Management. Building on this success, Richmond’s one year master’s programme provides students with an opportunity to gain first-hand experience of sports management and football culture in the UK. The programme is located in Leeds in the North of England and aims to develop your understanding of sports management in an international context with a focus on football (soccer). Our Master’s degree in International Sports Management builds on our teaching and research success and provides graduate students with a programme of study that is underpinned by the best sports industry practice, knowledge and partnerships.

There is a non-mandatory co-curricular sports component to Richmond’s MA Internationals Sports Management programme that will contribute the development of your practical skills (football training, playing and coaching). The programme provides students with an opportunity to acquire the practical skills as well as a learning environment in which you are encouraged to think strategically about sports management in the context  of business development and management of the competitive game environment. Through lectures, seminars, workshops and independent research you will gain skills to explore creative solutions for the sports industry. In combination with training, playing and coaching sessions, you will explore exercises in team building, leadership, motivation, fitness and athlete management. Our aim is to help our students develop a higher level of understanding of sports management in an international context and demonstrate how sports has become a global phenomenon within the wider service sector. 

The world of sports is a dynamic, rewarding and growing industry in which to build your career. The U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics predicts that job growth in the field of sports management will grow faster than average up to 2024. Research carried out by Sports England demonstrates the gross value added (GVA) sports to the British economy is £20 Billion that sport-related jobs were approximately 2.3% of all employment in England in 2013 There are excellent opportunities for graduates to work internationally, as the sports business is a truly global industry.

Our one-year master’s programme in International Sports Management can help you develop your career. You will learn the latest practices and skills required for employment and you will also have the chance to get hands-on work experience in a three month integrated internship in Leeds or London. Our course offers improved career opportunities with the added bonus of experiencing the great city of London, the home of world renowned sporting organisations and clubs, and host city to many high profile sporting events.

  • Academic Staff experience, including high level industry experience
  • Combine practical football training, playing and coaching  and engagement with the football industry
  • Fantastic opportunities to gain work experience through our internship programme

Tuition fees for 2017/2018

EU: £12,000
INT: £16,000

Duration: FT (one year)

  • The programme is recognised in the US via our MSCHE accreditation.

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