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Sport Business PhD


What will I learn?

The Institute for Sport Business seeks to deliver research with a real-world impact in an era of significant social, economic and technological change.

The Institute comprises of an interdisciplinary research-led team, incorporating internationally recognised researchers from around the world interested in the business of sport.

Recent research has examined the rapid growth in the business of sport, as well as leadership, change, and culture, consumer engagement, digital technologies in sport, and social responsibility and innovation.

If you have a passion for the business of sport, a PhD with the Institute for Sport Business could be for you. The Institute especially welcomes interest sport consumer engagement, sport enterprises and social innovation in sport.

Your future career

As well as providing a route into academia, studying a PhD will give you the expertise and skills required to advance your career in a wide range of professions, vocations and businesses.

Which department am I in?

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£25,100.00 (US$ 30,279) per year
The above mentioned fee is for Jan-23,Apr-23,July-23. For Oct-23: The fees are between £20,250 and £26,000, depending on the subject area.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

January 2023, April 2023, July 2023, October 2023


Loughborough University



LE11 3TU, England

Entry requirements

For international students

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification). IELTS overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each test.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Loughborough University

Loughborough University might be famous for sport, but it has exceptional technology and facilities for a huge range of schools of learning.

  • Considered the best university for sport in the world
  • Outstanding teaching facilities across a range of subjects
  • Highly ranked in the UK for graduate employability
  • Voted WhatUni’s University of the Year 2020

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