The postgraduate qualification in Sport Management and Leadership comprises 180 credits. Students will be expected to undertake five core modules worth in total 100 credits, one option module worth 20 credits and either the Final Project or Dissertation Project worth 60 credits. On successful completion of 60 credits students gain a Postgraduate Certificate and on completion of 120 credits students gain a Postgraduate Diploma. On completion of 180 credits students will be awarded their Master’s qualification.
Principles for Management and Leadership (20 credits): This is an introductory module that considers three principal themes: 1) management and leadership principles, 2) Overview of sport and sport policy in the UK, 3) governance arrangements for modern sports organisations.
Leadership and Entrepreneurship (20 credits): This module focuses on developing an understanding of what leadership and entrepreneurship is and draws extensively on the experience of leaders working in sport and / or related fields.
Organisational Strategy (20 credits): This introduces the concept of strategy and analyses the external and internal environment. Other features of the module include: marketing and brand management as a way of positioning an organisation; organisational change; stakeholders; culture and politics.
Personal Skill and Leadership Development (20 credits): This module aims to focus on you as the student learner, your ability to be a reflective practitioner and identify your personal/professional needs. It also focuses on peer mentoring which has direct relevance to the cohort working together.
Research Skills for Management and Leadership (20 credits): This module aims to hone students’ understanding of research. It focuses on developing critical awareness and reading skills. It also considers the role of research as relevant to modern organisations.
Students have the choice of:
Improving Business Performance (20 credits): This module develops a critical understanding of why organisations must consider organisational performance and what tools there are to assist in this process. Students are challenged to look at their own organisation and develop a critical approach to developing performance;
Independent Choice (20 credits): This module provides students with the option of studying an area of particular interest. This may relate specifically to the sport environment (disability, community development, partnership) or it may relate specifically to a management/leadership subject area (finance, marketing, IT, etc).
On successful completion of the taught modules (above) students may undertake the Final Project (equivalent of 3 modules / 60 credits) that leads to the award of MA: Sport Management and Leadership.
For further information please download the course overview document.
School: Cardiff School of Sport
Course Length: Two years part-time taught phase comprising 6 blocks of 2-days teaching each year. The Final Project may be undertaken in year 2 and/or year 3.
Assessment is tied to each of the modules and is a mix of essays, presentations, plans and reports. It is usual for students to draw on their current organisation or one that they know well for their course work. As an ‘M’ level programme it is expected that students will engage with the subject matter and adopt a critical and questioning style of enquiry.
How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made direct to the university. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply
Students are normally selected on the basis of their formal application, curriculum vitae and an interview.