Explore Birkbeck’s part and full-time sport management programmes


On September 9th (16:00-19:30), GlobalSportsJobs academic partner Birkbeck College will open its doors to perspective applicants for their postgraduate sport management programmes.

Click here for more information and to book your place on the open day.

Key application dates

All courses start on Monday 28 September 2015 and applications are accepted until that date. For more information, including details of entry requirements and how to apply, please click here.

Information on their Sport Management Programmes

Their original programme, and indeed one of the first postgraduate courses in the UK tailored specifically to the sport industry, was the MSc Sport Management and the Business of Football. Since then, they have developed a comprehensive range of programmes tailored to the individual needs and interests of students, with many of our alumni having gone on to work for a range of sports organisations, including professional teams and leagues, governing bodies of sport, and sport marketing and broadcasting agencies.

The postgraduate programmes on offer for the 2015-16 academic year include: 

  • MSc Sport Management
  • MSc Sport Management and the Business of Football
  • MSc Sport Management and Marketing
  • MSc Sport Management, Governance and Policy
  • MSc Sport Marketing
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Sport Management/Sport Governance

These programmes provide students with an in-depth understanding of management, economic, marketing, governance and regulatory issues within the business of sport. In addition to formal lectures, students are given the opportunity to attend regular Birkbeck Sport Business Centre seminar series at which individuals working within the sport industry present and debate relevant issues within the sector.

All programmes are offered on a full-time or part-time basis with lectures taking place in the evenings at their central London campus in Bloomsbury. As the only specialist provider of evening higher education in London they are able to effectively support students who are balancing daytime work with evening study. The programmes draw on the expertise of academic members of the Birkbeck Sport Business Centre, a specialist sports business research and consultancy centre based in the Management Department at Birkbeck, University of London. For more information about our sport management courses, including details of entry requirements and how to apply, please click here.

Executive Master in European Sport Governance (MESGO)

Since 2010, academic staff at Birkbeck have been involved in the MESGO, an Executive Master in European Sport Governance. Aimed at executives with at least five years' senior management experience in sport organisations such as international, European and national federations, the programme is designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the key debates and challenges facing sport organisations in an era of rapid change in European sport, with the objective to better equip them to develop effective management strategies for their own organisations. The programme is supported by six of Europe’s leading team sport confederations: CEV (the European Volleyball Confederation); EHF (the European Handball Association); FIBA Europe (International Basketball Confederation-Europe); FIRA-AER (European Rugby Association); UEFA (Union of European Football Associations); and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).

UEFA Executive Master for International Players

Developed in partnership with the European Club Association and FIFPro, UEFA has recently launched the UEFA Executive Master for International Players. This programme is a unique programme that has been tailor-made to educate former international players, who have played at the highest level, and who are ready to embark on a career in administration and business management in the football industry. The academic programme is delivered by the Birkbeck Sport Business Centre at Birkbeck, University of London, in addition to Centre de Droit et d’Economie du Sport (CDES) at the University of Limoges, France.


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