Master of Sport and Recreation Management

  • Upcoming start dates

    November Summer School - 13 Nov 2023

    Semester 1 - 19 Feb 2024

    Semester 2 - 15 Jul 2024

  • Qualification

    Taught Master's

  • Duration

    1.5 years full-time

  • Credits


  • Location

    Lincoln University Campus

Sports and recreation is an exciting, fast-evolving industry. The Master of Sport and Recreation Management postgraduate degree from Lincoln University is renowned for meeting the professional demands of the sector and opening the way for a career in sports and recreation management.

Study for free

If you're a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, you may be able to study this programme for free. Terms and conditions apply. Learn more here

About this programme

This programme will grow your deeper understanding of the complexity of the sport and recreation sector.

You’ll expand your knowledge of how governance, the economy, social relations and the environment at local, national and global level can impact activities and business decisions relating to sport and recreation.

Full-time students who start study in November can secure the qualification in just 12 months.

How you’ll grow

  • By studying current issues and practical projects that expand your understanding of the sport and recreation sector
  • Gain both quantitative and qualitative analytical skills that allow you to evaluate and problem-solve a range of theoretical and practical challenges
  • Learning how to evaluate information and communicate effectively over a range of contexts
  • Expanding your appreciation of the professional standards, including familiarity with gender, ethnicity, equity and environmental issues. 

Career opportunities

This programme prepares you with the advanced knowledge and skills needed for senior management roles in the sports and recreation industry.

Potential roles include managing a local, regional or national sporting organisation, senior sports and recreation management positions within local or regional councils, or central government.

Or work as a research consultant focusing on sport and recreation.

Programme information

Programme Structure

You'll complete one compulsory course and choose courses (120 credits) from the lists below. You'll also choose two elective courses from the Master's Degree courses offered across the university. 

A course advisor can assist you to select your courses and plan your degree.

  • Compulsory courses
  • Elective courses

These courses, COMM 601, 602, 603 and 604, are prerequisite to BMGT 618, BMGT 686 and MKTG 672.


Here are your next steps

Programme contacts

Joanna Fountain

Associate Professor Joanna Fountain

Associate Professor

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