Department profile

Institute for Sport Business

Institution
Loughborough University London
Edition
2017/18 edition

About Institute for Sport Business

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World leading reputation

Loughborough University has made an outstanding contribution to the world of sport for over sixty years. The university combines exceptional athletes, unrivalled facilities and top coaching with research expertise and active partnerships with major sports leaders and organisations.

The Institute for Sport Business aims to consolidate Loughborough's position as a world-class institution for teaching and research by transferring the university’s success to the business of sport.

Iconic Location

Loughborough University London is ideally located for students with an interest in both sport and business. Our campus is situated on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and sits amongst numerous world-class sporting venues designed for the London 2012 Olympic Games. In addition, the Park is quickly becoming the venue of choice for a growing number of sports organisations and events, including the 2015 Rugby World Cup and 2017 IAAF World Championships.

Adjacent to our campus you will find one of our many industry collaborators, BT Sport which actively runs three TV studios, a control centre, 20 edit suites and an audience holding area.

Our Programmes

The programmes featured at the Institute for Sport Business are designed to meet the needs of students looking to understand the operating environment of the many sports industries. Each programme combines learning and skills development to provide students with the skills required to lead and manage sport businesses and organisations across the commercial, not-for-profit and public sectors.





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Research

The Institute for Sport Business is an interdisciplinary research group incorporating internationally recognised researchers interested in the business of sport. The Institute seeks to examine the rapid growth in the business of sport and its accompanying impacts in an era of significant social, economic and technological change.

The major research problem that the Institute is seeking to address is what impacts the hyper-commodification of sport has on society. In addressing this problem the Institute is committed to retaining a focus on the three key impact areas; leadership and change, innovation and enterprise, and social responsibility.

The Institute has four research programmes:

  1. Sport Integrity and Governance
  2. Leadership, Innovation and Culture in Sport
  3. New Sport Digital and Media technologies, and
  4. Sport for Development

Each theme addresses different aspects of the problem by drawing on interdisciplinary research.

In furthering this focus the Institute has an important geographical location in London with outstanding links with government and industry that strengthen its research opportunities.

Studentships may become available throughout the year, please keep checking our website for details.

Scholarships and Bursaries

  • Inspiring Success Scholarship

The Inspiring Success Scholarship offers 100% off the full cost of tuition fees for selected unemployed and underemployed graduates, who obtained GCSE or A-level (or equivalent) qualifications from Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham or Waltham Forest.

To be considered for this scholarship, students must complete the Inspiring Success scholarship application form. Successful applicants will demonstrate academic excellence and potential, and will outline how they wish to develop their local community on completion of their degree.

Award value: 100% off the full cost of tuition fees
Eligible programmes: All taught masters programmes
Closing date: 31st July 2018

  • Dean's Award for Enterprise

The Dean's Award for Enterprise offers 90% off the full cost of master's tuition fees, for UK, EU and international students with an inspiring business idea.

Winners of the award are under no obligation to start a new business, though winners who are serious about launching their own business will receive professional support and advice to turn their idea into a reality.

Award value: 90% off the full cost of tuition fees
Eligible programmes: All full-time taught master's programmes
Closing date: 31st July 2018

  • East London Community Scholarship

The East London Community Scholarship offers 50% off the full cost of tuition fees for students who obtained GCSE or A-level (or equivalent) qualifications from Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest.

Award value: Up to 50% off the full cost of tuition fees
Eligible programmes: All taught masters programmes
Closing date: 31st July 2018

  • The Dean's Award for Excellence in Research

The Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research offers 50% off the full cost of MRes tuition fees for students with an inspiring research idea.

Winners of the award are under no obligation to complete a PhD or conduct research into their chosen area, but support and guidance will be available for those who wish to do so.

Award value: 50% off the full cost of tuition fees
Eligible programmes: All full-time MRes programmes
Closing date: 31st July 2018

  • Excellence scholarship

The Excellence scholarship automatically awards high-achieving students 20% off the full cost of our masters tuition fees, regardless of their full-time programme or nationality. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have an upper-second class degree or equivalent qualification recognised by Loughborough University.

Award value: 20% towards the full cost of tuition fees
Eligible programmes: all full-time taught masters programmes

  • Alumni Bursary

The Alumni Bursary automatically awards graduates of Loughborough University 10% off the full cost of our master's tuition fees, regardless of their full-time programme or nationality. There is no selection process for this scholarship, as all Loughborough University alumni are entitled to this award.
Award value: 10% towards the full cost of tuition fees
Eligible programmes: All full-time taught masters programmes

Further details about the full range of scholarships we offer are available on our website.

Location

Loughborough University London is located on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, within a new innovation quarter known as Here East.

Overlooking the Lee Navigation Canal in the north west of the Olympic Park and surrounded by unrivalled green space, Here East was developed from the former Press and Broadcast Centres hosting the world’s media during the London 2012 Games. Now the site is a hub for the UK’s thriving creative and digital industries.

Loughborough University London is ideally located, with easy and affordable transport connections to and from central London, the UK and various European destinations.