Sports Management and Direction

Master Degree

Course Overview

In view of the growing economic and social importance of the sports phenomenon in Portugal, Europe and Ibero-American space, coupled with the growth of demand in this market segment in recent years, it is important to respond to the need for specialized training in Sport Management in the 2nd cycle. Graduates in several scientific fields, as well as the continuation of postgraduate studies to the professionals in the active. The Master in Sports Management and Administration aims to: a) Develop advanced concepts, techniques and methods, from the interface between Sport Sciences and other Sciences, through a multidisciplinary curriculum and contextualized to the sports universe; b) Qualify higher level professionals with in-depth knowledge in the field of Sport Management, trained to compete in the competitive sports market, entrepreneurial, responsible and ethical; c) Provide students with new perspectives and intervention instruments to work in sports organizations or related entities, in order to exercise professional activity with high competence and innovative models. Training in Sports Management has shown an increase in the number of employment opportunities, from the aspect of sports spectacle as a global business to the aspect of physical exercise aimed at the health of the local population.
Organic Unit: School of Science and Technology
Duration: 3 Semesters/100 ECTS credits (51 required and 9 optional in curricular units)
Language: Portuguese
Regime: Day classes

Career Prospects

The skills acquired in the course allow a professional framework in different institutions and levels of intervention in Portugal and abroad, with recognition in other countries of the European and iberioamerican area. These graduates find professional exits in the coordination of activities, events, facilities or sports products, acting as Director, Manager, Administrator, Advisor, Consultant, Auditor, Teacher, Researcher, Entrepreneur, Technical Superior, among others, in the Public Sector (city councils , Municipal companies, public sports administration, educational establishments), in the Private Sector Association (national sports federations, regional associations of modalities, sports clubs, sports entities for the disabled), health clubs / wellness centers, Golf, SADs, event companies, leisure and sports tourism companies, media organizations, training entities) and in International Organizations.

Specific Entry Requirements

1. Degree in Sports Sciences, Sports Management, Physical Education and Sport, Human Kinetics and/or other related areas (eg management, marketing, economics, law, tourism, education, sociology, communication, journalism, human resources, computer science, international relations, political science, history, philosophy, psychology, health, biology, architecture, engineering, mathematics and others). 2. Professionals with accumulated experience who want advanced level specialization. 3. New graduates who wish to deepen their knowledge in an area complementary to their basic training.

Access Routes and Applications

Students from EU countries
Initial Places: 16
International Students
Initial Places: 4

Study Plan

Tuition Fees

Annual Tuition Fees

Students from EU countries
2000 €
International Students
2500 €
International Students with Merit Scholarships
2000 €
International Students with Cooperation and Development Grants
2200 €

Course Department


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Contact Information

Director: Jorge Duarte dos Santos Bravo []

Academic Manager: Isaura Paulino
Academic Services (online): SAC.ONLINE