How to apply

Applications to online degrees can be made by logging in to our Learner Portal.

As part of the application process, we require the following documents:

  • Personal statement
  • Copy of transcripts of highest qualification achieved and English translations (if applicable)
  • One academic and one professional reference and English translation (if applicable)
  • Copy of proof of English language level e.g. Academic IELTS certificate (if applicable)
  • Copy of valid passport 
  • Copies of any previous or current UK visas
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Start dates

Students studying online Master’s degrees have the flexibility to start their degree programme at different times of the year.

For 2021/22, Football Business (Online) and International Sport Management (Online) students are able to start in either September or January, with Football Communications & Digital Marketing (Online) students starting only in September. 

For 2022/23, Football Business (Online), International Sport Management (Online) and Football Communications and Digital Marketing (Online) students are able to start in either September or January. 

Please note this could be subject to change. 

The Online Hub

Our Online programmes are available through the Online Hub, which is accessible on mobile devices including tablets, phones, and laptops. Find out more. 

Global Sports Summits

Online students have the opportunity to attend GIS’ events in some of the world’s most exciting sporting destinations, from the home of football Wembley Stadium to Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta!


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