Institute for Sport Business

Loughborough University has made an outstanding contribution to the world of sport for over sixty years. The university combines exceptional athletes, unrivalled facilities and top coaching with research expertise and active partnerships with major sports leaders and organisations.

Did you know: We've been named world number one for sports subjects

Loughborough University has been named world number one for the second year running by QS Rankings in their World University Rankings by Subject 2018.

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Chelsea FC partnership

The Institute for Sport Business has joined forces with Premier League champions, Chelsea Football Club!

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The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is the perfect location for the UK’s top University for Sport to establish a second campus. Loughborough University London sits amongst some of the world’s most iconic sporting venues, which continue to host highly prestigious global sports events, such as the Rugby World Cup, UCI Track Cycling World Championships and the LEN European Aquatics Championships.

When I heard that the UK’s premier university for sport had a postgraduate campus in London, I knew it was the only choice for me.

James McAllister, Loughborough University London student

Next to our campus is one of the UK’s leading sports television providers, BT Sport. BT Sport operate three state-of-the-art television studios, alongside a media control centre and 20 editing suites.

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Masters programmes

Each programme incorporates teaching from a broad range of experts in the sport business industry, to empower students with the knowledge and abilities required to operate across the commercial, not-for-profit and public sectors.

Our research

The Institute for Sport Business currently supervises a wide range of projects, which correspond with the Institute’s three key areas of research: Leadership and Change, Innovation and Enterprise, and Social Responsibility.

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PhD opportunities

Students who undertake a PhD programme with the Institute for Sport Business will engage with projects across the globe and become part of a talented research community shared between both campuses.

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Spin-Lab Accelerator Partnership

The Institute for Sport Business is working in partnership with the HYPE foundation to launch the SPIN Lab: a global acceleration program focusing on developing innovation in sports.