MA Professional Studies - Sport DevelopmentDirect Applicants

    Course Overview

    Duration: Three years part-time
  • Develop an appreciation for changes in your field and learn how to respond to them with our Professional Studies (Sport Development) MA course. This work-centred, project-based course provides students with the unique and valuable opportunity to explore shifts in their professional context while developing the skills to deal with them effectively.

    This responsive approach to professional development is remarkably enriching, rooted in the modern concept of action research. Students who complete this course find that they have renewed passion for moving upwards in their career, as well as the skills to succeed in higher positions.


    The course is both flexible and carefully structured, with each supervised project focusing on a clear theme related to your professional area. Throughout the course, students are supported with project templates which guide them on structure, content and the research process.


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Each stage of the programme (PG Cert, PG Dip, MA) is based on a 60 credit module which is delivered through a project.

1st Year
  • Stage one: PG Cert - Conceptual & Theoretical Discourses
2nd Year
  • Stage two: PG Dip - Contemporary Contextual Issues
3rd Year
  • Stage three: MA Masters Project - Developmental Considerations

Entry Requirements & Fees

Career Opportunities

Course Leader

This course is led by Dr Aaron Beacom, who has research interests in the areas of sport and international development, sport in diplomacy and developments in disability sport. He'll guide you with encouragement and enthusiasm as you tie your and you tie your new-found skills firmly to your professional context.