Sport Management PhD

Doctoral Study In Birkbeck Management Department (Sport Management)

At Birkbeck we have a strong, vibrant PhD programme in the area of sport management, which has seen a number of students progress through their PhD studies, researching a range of interesting topics. The PhD programme within the Department of Management is well established and clearly structured, with taught modules for the first year (or two years for part-time students) focusing on training doctoral students in research methods, and deep-focused, well-supervised PhD study for the remainder of their study.

Over the years, students who have completed PhDs at Birkbeck in the area of sport management have focused on such topics as:
Social capital in voluntary sports clubs;
Corporate governance in the UK football industry; and
• The economic value of professional football players.

Current PhD students at Birkbeck are examining:
Sports stadia and urban regeneration;
The impact of financial fair play regulations; and
• The supporters’ trust movement.

Studying for a PhD in sport management at Birkbeck means you will be able to interact with other management students, as well as PhD students carrying out research in other departments on a whole range of topics and from a number of different backgrounds. It also offers the opportunity to become part of the broader sport management group at Birkbeck and become directly involved in the activities of the Birkbeck Sport Business Centre detailed on other pages on the Birkbeck Sport Business Centre website.

How To Apply to the Birkbeck Management Department Doctoral Programme

We encourage applications from UK-based and international students and we offer both full-time and part-time PhDs. For all the detailed information on how to apply for a PhD in the Department of Management at Birkbeck, please click here.

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