• Tuition Fee

    £7,000 (EU) £12,000 (INT)

  • Duration

    1 Year (Full-time Only)

  • Accreditation

    Middle States Commission of Higher Education (US)

  • Location

    Richmond Campus and Barclay

Programme Overview

Richmond is the only university in the UK that has developed a very successful US-accredited undergraduate programme in International Sports Business offered in the UK. Building on this success, Richmond’s one-year master’s programme provides students with an opportunity to gain first-hand experience of sports business.

MA International Sports Business aims to develop your understanding of sports business in an international context. Our Master’s degree in International Sports Business 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.

A key feature of MA International Sports Business is that you will have an opportunity to specialise by combining your academic and practical knowledge and developing a research project with an internship that is of specific interest to you and the career ambitions.

Entry Requirements

A first degree in any discipline with a minimum classification of 2.1 (Upper Second Class Honours) or its international equivalent

English Language Requirements (Non Native English Speakers)

IELTS 6.5 with 5.5 in each Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing
TOEFL (IBT) 87 overall with: Listening 21, Reading 22, Writing 21, Speaking 23
Pearson Academic Test of English (PTE) 62
Cambridge English: Proficiency – Level C2 or Level C1

Key Facts

Key points

  • Dynamic and highly qualified academic staff, who are experts in their field
  • Access to the Chartered Management Institute’s (CMI) resource portals, ManagementDirect and employment opportunities database for the duration of their studies.
  • Additional academic support, mentoring, and careers guidance
  • US accreditation through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • Influential and supportive alumni from across the globe
  • Competitive Tuition Fee costs
  • Located in the South Kensington Central London campus


Key areas of study

  • MA International Sports Business provides an important foundation for developing a career in the growing sports industry with a focus sports marketing, law, venue and athlete management and leaderships and management
  • An opportunity to put theory in to practice through your selected project/dissertation and internships all of which will be supervised by your personal programme tutor
  • Personal Development through enhancing your managerial, organisation skills and your professional career
Programme Structure

Core Courses

Fall Semester (12 credits)

Contemporary Issues in International Sport Management

Strategic Management in Sport

Sports Law, Contracts, and Negotiation

Social Responsibility and Diversity in Sports

Spring Semester (12 credits)

Sports Marketing

Sport Economics and Finance

Elective Courses

Social Responsibility and Diversity in Sports

Organisation and Management of Sports Events

Leadership & Management in Sport

Psychology of Performance in Sport and Business

Coaching & Management of Sports Team


Extended Dissertation without internship, 15,000 – 20,000 words (12 credits)


Dissertation with internship, 10,000– 12,000 words (8 credits, plus 4 credits for internship)

Make an Application

You apply directly using our online application system. In order to submit your application you will need the following information

  • Details of your education history, including the dates of all exams/assessments
  • The email address of your referee who we can request a reference from, or alternatively an electronic copy of your academic reference
  • A personal statement – this can either be uploaded as a Word Document or PDF, or completed online
  • An electronic copy of your in process or completed transcript or degree award certificate

When to apply

We encourage you to complete your application as early as possible, even if you are completing your undergraduate programme of study. In this case you will be offered a place that is conditional on successfully completing a specified qualification and English language qualification if applicable. If you would like your application to be considered for a Richmond bursary, an early application is strongly recommended

Selection Process

Admission is by interview unless you live outside the UK when we may interview you via Skype or by telephone. We may also determine your suitability on the basis of their application and qualifications alone. Find out more about applying.

Postgraduate Prospectus

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Where to find us

Richmond Hill Campus

Queen’s Road
TW10 6JP

Telephone: +44 (0) 208 332 8200 (Main Switchboard)