UCD's Sports Management MSc ranked amongst world's best in new global survey

Posted 17 September, 2020

University College Dublin’s MSc in Sports Management has again been ranked among the best in the world, according to a new global survey.

The programme taught by UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science was ranked 39th globally and 16th in Europe by SportBusiness International, a leading voice for the sport business community.

The course scored well across the board, and was ranked considerable higher than 39th in certain criteria.

It received a score of 10th for its quality and standard of teaching, 13th for its industry networking, and 15th for value for money.

“This high score for the quality of our teaching is testament to the faculty and invited experts who contribute to the programme,” said Dr James Matthews, academic director of the programme.

“Furthermore, our students' high satisfaction with the opportunities provided to network with key players in Irish sport industry is particularly noteworthy. This also highlights the expanding profile of our programme along with the growing interest in the business of sport.”

He added: “Our graduates are increasingly securing leadership roles at national and international level in areas such as governance, high performance and communications and media.”

The 2020 rankings places the MSc in Sports Management at UCD alongside some of the world’s top postgraduate sport business courses.

A number of well-known sporting figures, including Irish rugby international player Sene Naoupu, former Irish rugby international and Leinster player Bernard Jackman, and RTE sports presenter Evanne Ní Chuillin, have completed the master’s course at UCD in recent years.

This is the fourth year that the MSc in Sports Management at UCD has been included on SportBusiness' global listings.

Only postgraduate courses that fully involve the teaching of the business and administration of sport, and have been running for at least three years, are considered.

By: David Kearns, Digital Journalist / Media Officer, UCD University Relations