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International Sport Management MSc

Future proof your career through professional preparation for management or leadership positions across the global sport industry.

The course is aimed at graduates aspiring to work in sports business or management positions in a global industry and professionals working in sport organisations who want to expand their management skills and knowledge to improve their career prospects.

The programme is future-focused, vocationally-oriented and student-driven. An international field visit presents an opportunity to engage in cross-cultural activities and witness the impacts of sport. The Professional Placement enables you to demonstrate your professional sports management competencies in a live setting.

The course supports you through the iconic facilities of the University, including the University Arena, Riverside Building and Hive Library.

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How to Apply

Please make your application via our online application form. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions office on 01905 855111 or

Entry requirements

Entry requirements
Students will normally have a 2:1 classification in a sport related degree.
A portfolio of evidence to demonstrate sports management experience will be considered if you hold a 2.2 or a non-sport related degree. Accreditation of prior learning (APL) and experience (APEL) may also be considered.

The IELTS score for international students is 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in each component). Other English Language qualifications will be considered. For more information please click here.

Admissions procedures
All applicants will be interviewed.
Due to the nature of the programme, all students must complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prior to the start of the course.

Mature Students
At Worcester we value diversity in our student body and applications from mature students are very welcome. Students with few or no formal qualifications should contact the Registry Admissions Office (01905 855111) or the Course Leader with details of their age, any work undertaken, including caring or organised voluntary work, and any other relevant experience.

Accreditation of Prior Learning
Candidates with an acceptable academic background and/or relevant work experience may apply for Accreditation of prior learning (APL) and experience (APEL). It is advisable for candidates to discuss this with the Course Leader initially. The programmes follow the UW Policy for Accreditation of Prior Learning (2007).

Please contact the Registry Admissions Office for further information or guidance on 01905 855111.

Study options

Full or part-time options

Flexible modular scheme means you can study at your own pace. Typically the course is 1 year full-time, and 2 years part-time.

Choice of pathway

Opportunities to be awarded the title ‘International Masters’ - In order to achieve an ‘International’ award you must complete your Professional Practice in an International Sport & Physical Education setting, and your Advanced Independent Study is required to have an ‘International’ Sport & Physical Education focus.

Get in touch

Admissions Office
01905 855111

Course Leader
Dr Paul Blakey



The MSc in International Sport Management is designed to enhance your personal career, whether this is for existing employment, or helping to open up new sport career pathways. The programme can develop more specific sport management disciplines, particularly in relation to marketing and leadership, or it can be used in a more general manner, as a base to develop new, or support existing entrepreneurial enterprises.

A range of career options include sport facility management (public, voluntary and private), sport research, sport development and sport business enterprises.

Course content


  • Global Sport Impacts
  • Sport Sponsorship Management
  • Sport Governance
  • Leaders in Sport
  • Sport Business Analysis 
  • Research Methods
  • Professional Placement
  • Applied Sport Research Project


A wide variety of assessment methods are used including: written assignments, data handling assignments, case study, oral presentation and defence, integrative curriculum project, portfolio, group presentation and a dissertation.

Student views

Academic department

Institute of Sport & Exercise Science 

“We are proud of our strong reputation for sporting excellence. Our mission is to enhance the knowledge, skills and understanding of our students so they can continue to make a meaningful contribution to society at all levels.”
Mick Donovan, Head of Institute