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High Performance Sport Management MSc

Learn about the course below
September 2024
Full time: 12 months
Part time: Up to 30 months
£9,800 (UK) *
£12,600 (INT) *
Course leader
Jon Cree

As the sports industry continues to grow at an unprecedented pace, the demand for highly skilled professionals in high performance sport management has never been greater. Our MSc program in High Performance Sport Management is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in this dynamic and exciting industry.

Why study MSc High Performance Sport Management at Middlesex?

  • Reputation: Middlesex University is a highly respected institution with a strong reputation for delivering high-quality programs in a range of disciplines.
  • Experienced Faculty: Middlesex University boasts a team of experienced faculty members who are experts in their fields. They bring a wealth of practical experience and academic expertise to the teaching space, ensuring that students receive a well-rounded education that is grounded in real-world experience.
  • Flexible Learning: This course is delivered through distanced learning, allowing students to study from anywhere in the world at a time and pace that suits them. This makes the program highly accessible and flexible, allowing students to balance their studies with work and other commitments.
  • Career Support: Middlesex University provides students with comprehensive career support, including access to job postings, career counselling, and networking opportunities. This support is designed to help students succeed in their chosen careers after graduation.

What you will gain

  • In-depth knowledge of sports science, including strength and conditioning science, exercise nutrition, and diagnostics in sport performance.
  • Practical skills in performance analysis and applied psychology, including the use of data and technology to optimize athletic performance.
  • Strong business acumen, including skills in business development, as well as a thorough understanding of the sports industry and its commercial landscape.
  • Critical thinking and research skills, including the ability to design and conduct research studies and evaluate and apply findings to real-world scenarios.
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills, including the ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams and communicate complex ideas to a variety of audiences.

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  • Compulsory Modules

    • Strength and Conditioning Science (15 credits)

      Understanding the principles of strength and conditioning and how to apply them to improve athletic performance. Developing practical skills in exercise performance and program design for athletes.

    • Theory of Sport and Exercise Nutrition (15 credits)

      Understanding the principles of nutrition and how they relate to athletic performance. Developing knowledge of macro and micronutrients, energy balance, and hydration strategies for athletes. Understanding the role of nutrition in recovery, injury prevention, and immune function.

    • Diagnostics in Sport Performance (15 credits)

      Understanding the principles and methods of sport performance diagnostics. Developing knowledge of the latest techniques for assessing and measuring physical fitness, movement patterns, and sport-specific skills. Learning how to analyse and interpret data from diagnostic tests to develop targeted training programs.

    • Performance Analysis (15 credits)

      Understanding the principles and methods of sport performance diagnostics. Developing knowledge of the latest techniques for assessing and measuring physical fitness, movement patterns, and sport-specific skills. Learning how to analyse and interpret data from diagnostic tests to develop targeted training programs.

    • Applied Psychology (15 credits)

      Understanding the psychological factors that influence athletic performance and how to apply this knowledge to improve performance. Developing skills in goal setting, visualization, and motivation techniques. Understanding the role of leadership and teamwork in sports performance.

    • Business Development (15 credits)

      Understanding the structure and dynamics of the sports industry. Developing skills in entrepreneurship and business development, including marketing, finance, and strategy. Understanding the roles of the various departments from the business side of large sporting organisations/teams.

    • Research Methods (30 credits)

      Understanding the principles of research design and methodology. Developing skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods. Applying research skills to evaluate and improve sports performance and business operations.

  • Optional Module

    • Research-based Dissertation (30 credits)

      Developing a deep understanding of a specific area of high-performance sport management through either practice-based or research-based study.

      Conducting independent research or practice-based work to investigate a specific research question or practical problem in the field.

      Demonstrating advanced research, analytical, and critical thinking skills through the production of a high-quality dissertation or practice-based project.

    • Practice-based Dissertation (60 credits)

      The aim of this module is to provide students with a learning experience in which they plan, implement and evaluate a discipline of sport and/or exercise science within a setting that is relevant to their current or prospective job role. The purpose is to provide a personal development opportunity within the applied sport setting, whilst having access to identified support and training mechanisms that lead up to, but do not include, external qualifications in the areas of (but are not limited to) sport and exercise science (BASES); strength and conditioning (UKSCA) and sport and exercise nutrition (SEN). These processes also allow for reflective practice to be achieved.

To find out more about this course, please download the High Performance Sport Management MSc specification (PDF).

We review our courses regularly to improve your experience and graduate prospects so modules may be subject to change.

  1. Teaching and independent learning
  2. Coursework and assessment
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The fees below refer to the 2024/25 academic year unless otherwise stated.

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How can the MSc in High Performance Sport Management support your career?

The MSc in High Performance Sport Management at Middlesex University is designed to prepare graduates for a range of careers in the sports industry, particularly in roles related to performance management and business development.

In order to succeed in these roles, professionals in the sports industry need a combination of technical knowledge, practical skills, and business acumen. The MSc in High Performance Sport Management provides graduates with a strong foundation in these areas, as well as opportunities to gain practical experience through work placements and practice-based learning.

For career changers or recent graduates, the MSc in High Performance Sport Management can help to open doors to a variety of exciting and rewarding careers in the sports industry, from working with professional sports teams to managing sports organizations or developing new technologies and products to enhance athletic performance.

Jon Cree
Director of Programmes

Senior Lecturer in strength and condtitioning at the London Sport Institute, Middlesex University.

Jon is also employed as a consultant by the Football Association and the British Military, as well as coaching teams and professional athletes in a range of sports including football, rugby, cycling, wheelchair basketball and fencing.

Dr Laura Wilson
Senior Lecturer in Sport Science

Laura Wilson is a Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition within the London Sport Institute based at Middlesex University. Laura is the programme leader for the MSc in Sport and Exercise Nutrition.

Shyam Chavda
Technical Tutor (Sports)

Shyam is the Technical Tutor at the London Sport Institute.

He is the programme leader for the Distance Education Strength & Conditoning MSc and also lectures on the Performance Analysis MSc programme.

He is an accredited strength & conditioning coach with the UK Strength & Conditioning Association (UKSCA) and the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), as well as a certified exercise specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).

We’ll carefully manage any future changes to courses, or the support and other services available to you, if these are necessary because of things like changes to government health and safety advice, or any changes to the law.

Any decisions will be taken in line with both external advice and the University’s Regulations which include information on this.

Our priority will always be to maintain academic standards and quality so that your learning outcomes are not affected by any adjustments that we may have to make.

At all times we’ll aim to keep you well informed of how we may need to respond to changing circumstances, and about support that we’ll provide to you.

Other courses

Strength and Conditioning MSc

Start: September 2024

Duration: 1 year full-time, Usually 2 years part-time

Code: PGC600

Sport and Exercise Nutrition MSc

Start: September 2024

Duration: 1 year full-time, 2-3 years part-time

Code: PGC611

Sport Performance Analysis MSc (Distance Education)

Start: September 2024

Duration: 12 months

Code: PGC617

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