MSc. Master of Science in Sport Management and Leadership

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This is a contemporary programme targeted at professionals and practitioners working in the sport and leisure industry who wish to develop their leadership practice and/or seek new opportunities. The programme is equally attractive to recent graduates seeking to develop their knowledge and employment potential as well as students who wish to study at UK's premier university for sport.

Drawing on management and leadership perspectives the programme critically examines the sport and leisure industry, its context and current challenges. There is a clear focus on applied and experiential learning. This is achieved by drawing extensively on sports organisations operating across all sectors of the industry and on using external speakers who are experts in their field to bring real life issues and challenges into the lecture setting. A high quality experience is provided with teaching undertaken in small groups and an emphasis on interaction and group work.

Course Content

All students study five core modules, which embrace key management and leadership topics as well as research skills and the development of a personal leadership plan. The contact teaching time for each 20 credit module is usually four days with some additional days allocated for induction and presentations.  There are three option modules and students can decide which one of these they wish to undertake. Completion of the MSc requires students to undertake a sustained and significant piece of research either as a traditional dissertation or a final project.

Core Modules:

  • Personal Skills and Leadership Development (20 credits)  
  • Sport Context and Challenges (20 credits)
  • Organisational Strategy (20 credits)
  • Leadership and Influencing Skills (20 credits)
  • Research Skills for Sport Leadership (20 credits)

Optional Modules:


  • Contemporary Management & Marketing Practice (20 credits)
  •  Independent Study (20 credits)
  •  Supervised Placement (20 credits)

Upon successful completion of the five compulsory and one optional module (above) students may undertake an Independent Research Project (see below) that leads to the award of MSc. in Sport Management and Leadership:

  • Independent Research Project (60 credits) - The focus of this module is to provide the student with the opportunity to work independently in an area of specific interest related to the programme of study. The module is aligned with the aims of Research Skills for Sport Leadership and demonstrates progression for students to select, rationalise, conduct, present and defend a supervised Independent Research Project either as a traditional dissertation or a final project.​


The assessment strategy covers a wide spectrum of approaches. Each module has its own aims, objectives, learning outcomes and methods of delivery and assessment. Assessments may therefore take the form of assessed written papers/essays/reports, oral presentations, group and individual research projects, posters, reflective papers which may involve compiling scrapbooks, case studies as well as open/closed book formal examinations.

Preparation and support is available for assessment through various activities designed by module leaders, personal tutors and library.​

The submission points for assessments are phased throughout the year to manage students' workload with specific dates made available to students at the beginning of each academic year.

Employability & Careers

The programme is directed towards employability both in terms of developing and enhancing the careers of those already working in the sport sector and preparing immediate graduates and those seeking a change in their career to become competitive in the employment market. There is an emphasis on developing personal management and leadership skills and we encourage students to work together to develop and hone these.

The MUBS has always seen the employability of its postgraduates as one of the central themes that inform the design and delivery of our programmes. This remains the case for the MSc. in Sport Management and Leadership programme.

Generally, many of our modes of delivery, class based tasks and assessment strategies enable students to experience the context, case formulation and skills associated with the work-based environment of a contemporary sport manager or leader within a controlled and safe educational setting.

Additionally, a number of our enrolled students are in employment and the programme learning environment and interactive style of delivery enables them to share and transfer their applied work based learning insights and demonstrate these in assessments.

The programme also provides an excellent springboard for students wishing to progress to MPhil/PhD study and further their development within a post graduate research context.

Entry Requirements & How to Apply

Teaching team

Mr. Ezzat Kraytem
Programme Director
Part-time instructor

Dr. Samer Hamzeh
Dean, British Academy in Lebanon

Dr.Mohamad Abou Haidar
Part-time instructor

Contact Us

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