At the Global Institute of Sport, we provide a seamless pathway for students to progress from undergraduate to postgraduate study, enabling you to continue your educational journey and expand your knowledge in the exciting field of sports. Our postgraduate programs are designed to build upon the foundation laid during your undergraduate studies and take your skills and expertise to the next level.

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Why choose Global Institute of Sport?

At GIS 98% of 2021 graduates are either employed or in full-time study, with 69% working or studying in sport! Here are the top reasons why you should choose the Global Institute of Sport as your pathway to success:

Unparalleled Industry Expertise & Learning

GIS boasts a team of world-class instructors and professors, coaches, and industry professionals who bring their extensive experience and expertise to your learning development. You'll have the privilege of learning from the very best in the field, gaining insights and knowledge that will set you apart in the competitive sports industry.

Our comprehensive curriculum covers all aspects of international sports management, coaching & analytics, football business, marketing, media and more. Whether you're interested in sports management, sports marketing and media, coaching, performance analysis, or player care, our diverse range of courses will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in your chosen area.

Learn more about our Master's Degrees.

Iconic Campus Locations

Studying with GIS, unlocks access our iconic campuses in the United Kingdom, United States, and Australia for face-to-face networking opportunities with faculty, students, alumni and partners from the sports industry. Our campuses are designed to inspire, enhance learning experience, and provide access directly to the sports and football industries!

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Flexible Learning Options

Study a Master's degree from anywhere in the world, with flexible learning options to suit your schedule. With distance learning and part-time options available, you'll unlock access to a global network of students, alumni and industry professionals to maximise your opportunities and excel in the most exciting industry in the world.

Learn more about our Global Online Study options.

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Sports Industry Connections

We understand the importance of networking and industry connections in launching a successful career. Through our extensive network of sports organizations, professional teams, and industry partners, we offer exclusive internship and placement opportunities for our students. You'll have the chance to work alongside seasoned professionals, gaining invaluable practical experience and forging connections that can open doors to future employment.

The GIS Regional Industry Advisory Boards influence and shape the education provision of GIS to enable the next generation of sports professionals to become leaders in their field. With representatives across Europe, North America, Australia and Asia, these Boards feature some of the most influential and respected names in world sport, from across the sector.

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Access the global sports industry

As our name suggests, we embrace a global perspective on sports education. GIS attracts students from around the world, fostering a multicultural and collaborative learning environment. You'll have the opportunity to interact with peers from diverse backgrounds, gaining insights into different sporting cultures and expanding your global network.

Learn more about our global campuses and our global online study opportunities.

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GIS Ranks Global Top 25 Sports Master’s Degrees

GIS is ranked in the prestigious SportsBusiness Magazine’s Global Top 25 Postgraduate Programmes, sharing the stage with the world’s most elite institutions.

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What is the difference between Postgraduate study to Undergraduate study?

Postgraduate study typically involves more specialised and advanced study in a particular field of interest. While undergraduate studies provide a broad foundation of knowledge, postgraduate studies allow students to delve deeper into their chosen subject, gain expertise, and develop advanced skills. Here are some key benefits of pursuing postgraduate study.

Advanced Research Methods & Independent Study

Postgraduate programs often involve rigorous research and independent study. Students have the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research, contribute to the advancement of knowledge in their field, and develop critical thinking and analytical skills.

Professional Project

Many postgraduate programs at GIS include a professional project component, which allows students to apply their theoretical knowledge to real-world problems. This experience enhances practical skills and can be valuable when entering the job market.


Postgraduate study allows students to specialize further in their chosen subject. Whether it's a specific area of a discipline or an interdisciplinary approach, this specialization can make graduates highly sought after in their field.

Career Advancement

Possessing a postgraduate degree can make you stand out in the job market. As the percentage of individuals with postgraduate qualifications is relatively low - just 1.3% of the total population in the UK hold a Master's degree. Having this advanced degree can give you a competitive edge and potentially open up higher-level career opportunities.

Expand your network

Postgraduate studies offer opportunities to connect with fellow students, academics, and professionals in your field. Building a strong network can lead to collaborations, job referrals, and other valuable career connections. At GIS, we provide a global network of sports industry professionals for you to network, interact and learn from.

Job Prospects and Increased Earnings

In many industries, a postgraduate degree can lead to better job prospects and increased earning potential. Some positions may require a postgraduate qualification for eligibility, while others may offer higher salary levels to candidates with advanced degrees.

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Why should I study a Master's degree?

Are you seeking to enhance your education and reach new heights in the sports industry? Will pursuing further education help you achieve your desired outcomes? Making the decision to invest in a master's degree requires careful consideration, taking into account both the financial and time commitments involved.

Unlike your undergraduate studies, at the postgraduate level, you have the freedom to explore various universities and courses throughout the year, allowing you to make multiple applications without the pressure of immediate decisions. At GIS we support individuals who strive to expand their knowledge and skills. We have witnessed the profound positive impact that postgraduate studies have had on our students and their professional journeys.

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GIS Industry Advisory Board

The GIS Global Industry Advisory Boards influence and shape the education provision of GIS to enable the next generation of sports professionals to become leaders in their field. With representatives across Europe, North America, Australia and Asia, these Boards feature some of the most influential and respected names in world sport, from across the sector.

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Benefits of Postgraduate Study at GIS

Global Institute of Sport graduates were ranked Number One to be hired by potential employers, with the prestigious SportBusiness Magazine ranking our Master's Degrees in their Global Top 40 Postgraduate Programmes for 2022.

  • Enhance your education, knowledge, experience and learning taught by industry experts
  • Increase your employability and career advancement opportunities
  • Access a global network of like-minded students
  • Gain unique work experience and internship opportunities
  • Access bespoke sports industry careers support from our Global Careers Coach
  • Unlock access to a global network of industry professionals and mentors
  • Discover the global sports industry across our campus locations
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UCFB Alumni Discount, Fees & Funding

At GIS, we understand funding a postgraduate degree can be a difficult decision to make. As part of studying with us, we have provided a comprehensive guide to funding your degree, alongside the opportunities available to you to support your journey and enhance your career in the world's most exciting industry.

UCFB Alumni Discount

UCFB students and alumni can apply for a 15% tuition fee discount on all GIS Master's Degree programmes.

Fees & Funding Opportunities

Applying for a postgraduate degree requires consideration on fees and funding through the process. To learn more about GIS fees, funding and financial options available for you, click here.

For UK based students, Student Finance England will offer a loan of up to £12,167 to help with tuition fees and living costs. Click here to find out more.

For international students, please visit our Fees & Funding page for more information.

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