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Management, Law and Humanities of Sport MA

De Montfort University
Program overview
12 months
Full time
Master's degree
Start dates
September 2021

September 2021

September 2021

Program description

Management, Law and Humanities of Sport MA

  • The CIES International MA in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport has been ranked the best sports management course in Europe by SportBusiness International in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018. It is the first and only course to receive this top award on six separate occasions.
  • The course offers a unique opportunity to meet top executives from high-level international sports federations, clubs, agencies and organising committees, enabling you to build up your own network of contacts, the key to a successful career in sport
  • You will learn from an expert and international teaching team, who are all research active in their specific area of expertise
  • You will benefit from studying at three different European university campuses and from studying with students from over 20 different countries
  • The course includes a comprehensive field visit programme to organisations such as the All England Lawn Tennis Club, AC Milan, International Olympic Committee, FIFA and UEFA
  • Former Patrons have included Lord Coe, Alexander Popov, Sir Bobby Charlton, Nawal El Moutawakel and Jonathan Edwards CBE

Admission requirements

Typical entry requirements

You should have a good honours degree or equivalent and a high level of fluency in written and spoken English. You are expected to have at least two to three years’ work experience.


A proven interest or involvement in sport, previous professional experience, good motivation and reason for doing the course, and an international outlook will also be taken into consideration.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

The highly international nature of the course makes it suitable for people with an interest in global management who are internationally mobile. The course is committed to supporting and guiding you in your job search, through the identification of potential placement opportunities and the promotion of the CIES International MA in the sports job market.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

You will normally attend around 25 hours of timetabled taught sessions including lectures, seminars and workshops each week, and be expected to undertake at least 10 hours of independent study each week. The Final Project group dissertation will be predominantly self-directed study (including meetings with your supervisor) during which you can expect to undertake 35 hours of independent study each week

Tuition fees

Please check the website for more information about tuition fees

Career opportunities


The CIES International MA is based on four distinct modules, which are undertaken at three of Europe’s leading institutions.

The first module is taught within the ICSHC at DMU. It focuses on the history of sport, its ethics and its sociology. You will examine the origins and development of sport and investigate the lessons that the past can teach today’s sports administrators.

The second module is taught in Italy at the SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan, one of Europe's most prestigious business schools. This module focuses on management of sport and includes topics such as sport organisation and governance, strategy, sport finance, sport strategic and operational marketing, sport event management, business planning and sport leadership.

The third module is taught at the Université de Neuchâtel, whose Law Faculty is one of the best in Switzerland. It looks at topics such as the legal aspects of the private sector of sport, the legal status of the sports person, legal aspects of sport and health, sport business and law, and methods of dispute resolution.

The fourth, and final part of the course, also takes place in Neuchâtel. It involves working in small groups on a chosen topic, considering it from all angles then preparing and completing a project which is then published and presented to sports industry representatives.

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About this institute

De Montfort University

De Montfort University (DMU) in England welcome hundreds of European students every year for one of our 300 courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have approx. 25,000 students studying in our 4 faculties; Business & Law; Health &...

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De Montfort University

The Gateway
LE1 9BH Leicester
United Kingdom

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