Certificate in Sport Administration and Management

Certificate in Sport Administration and Management

Course information

Course title Certificate in Sport Administration and Management
Course code UCSAMPTE9
Level of qualification Not Applicable
National Qualifications Framework level Level 5
Duration 2 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Evening
Total ECTS credits 30
Coordinator Adele Muscat
Delivered by Institute for Physical Education and Sport
Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.

Applicants are further required to be aged not less than 18 years within three calendar months from the commencement of the Course.

Applicants admitted as “Adult Learners” under paragraph (c) of regulation 6 of the Admissions Regulations must be in possession of those qualifications and experience that would satisfy the Board, through an interview, that they have reached the academic standard required to follow the Course with profit. Such applicants shall be required to submit with their application a letter written in English giving their motivation for the Course, together with a copy of their Curriculum Vitae. Applicants admitted in terms of this paragraph shall be in possession of a pass in an English language proficiency test as approved by the University before being admitted to the Course, provided that applicants in possession of a Secondary Education Certificate pass at Grade 3 or higher in English Language or a pass at the same standard in a comparable qualification, shall be exempt from this requirement.

The interviewing board appointed by the Board shall be composed of at least three members.

All applicants shall produce certification with regard to their prior or current involvement in Physical Education and/or Sport.

Applicants who apply without the requested qualifications listed above shall not be allowed to sit for the assessments of the study-units and shall be awarded a certificate of attendance, provided that they have attended 80% of the lectures.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2020.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 900
Fee per semester: Eur 450

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 4,250
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:
1. Reflect critically on their knowledge of sport management trends.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of theory and practice, developed from the study of core management areas of strategy, human resources, finance, marketing, communications and operations as applied to sport context.
3. Apply critical information acquired during the programme to create lasting policies and practices that will help improve the quality standards in the service provision of local sport organisations.
4. Develop key business and management skills that can be applied in all kinds of sporting organisations.
5. Improve verbal and written communication skills through the development of effective communication campaigns.
The course is intended for local and foreign students and for working professionals who are interested in the furthering their knowledge in sport administration and management.
With the increasing professionalisation of sport organisations, graduates of this Certificate should be able to secure meaningful work experience in this sector. This would put them in good stead as in 2017, sport-related employment represented 2.12 per cent of total employment in the EU. Sport represents a labour-intensive growth industry which means that growth in the sports industry is likely to lead to additional employment (EU Sport Forum, 2017). This trend is also manifest in Malta.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2020/1.

Last Updated: 30 September 2020

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Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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