Preparing for semester one

The transition from undergraduate to postgraduate can be a daunting prospect for some applicants. To ease the process, we have devised a series of helpful guidelines and non-compulsory activities to prepare you for the best possible start to your studies.

Postgraduate-level teaching: what to expect

Much like the transition from A-levels to university level study, the transition from undergraduate to postgraduate study can be quite significant in many cases. Academics have higher expectations of postgraduate students than undergraduate students, and you will undertake more self-directed, independent learning. 

Together the academic faculty, professional services team and Student's Union will provide a strong support network to help you through every step of your postgraduate journey. If you have a question about your programme, or would like support with any aspect of your learning, please visit the Student Services desk on the second floor in the first instance. Staff on the Student Services desk will either advise you in person, or will signpost you to the best possible colleague who can assist you. If you are not on campus, you can email: london-enquiries@lboro.ac.uk.

 

Block teaching 

At Loughborough University London, many of our modules are taught in short, 3-week bursts rather than over a full semester. This is an intensive way of learning which encourages you to become immersed into a topic for a short period of time. Unlike traditional University teaching which is paced through the course of a semester, you will avoid the distraction of multiple modules running in parallel and will be able to focus all of your efforts into a much smaller range of topics. Normally, your timetable will allocate approximately three lectures per module per week, with each module being accompanied by a regular tutor sessions. 

 

Action-based learning

Action-based learning is a key component of every module at Loughborough University London, but is of particular significance for the Collaborative Project module in semester one. Students who undertake this module will work together for the duration of a semester to explore innovative and creative solutions to a problem brief, which is supplied by a real business or organisation. By working collaboratively with students from a range of disciplines and with a real business or organisation, you will develop new problem-solving, communication and team-working skills. To best prepare for this exciting module, take a look through some of last year's collaborative projects

Preparing for your programme

At Loughborough University London, you will be expected to take an active part in live discussions and activities from day one. Academics will encourage you to challenge yourself, ask questions and engage with your peers to progress your understanding to a much deeper level. Your lectures and seminars are formatted so that you can put forward new ideas, raise issues and interact with the teaching in a stimulating and supportive environment. Before your studies begin, you may wish to browse through the information and tasks below, which aim to prepare you for semester one.

Design Innovation programmes

Design Innovation MA/MSc

 
The focus of this programme is to communicate the latest knowledge and advances in design innovation practices. You will take part in a series of taught modules and industry focused projects that will build and enhance your portfolio of work.
 
You will also learn how to enhance and develop innovative design skills and will discover how to replicate collaborative behaviour, through a mixture of active learning and team work. All students will develop their knowledge by analysing and evaluating problems and responding to genuine industry challenges in real time. Being at the centre of a stimulating learning environment will inform critical thinking and improve students’
effectiveness as innovation designers.
 
To best prepare for this programme, we recommend purchasing the following text books:
 
Holliday, A., Hyde, M., & Kullman, J. (2016). Inter-Cultural Communication: An Advanced Resource Book (3rd ed.). London: Routledge.
Liedtka, J., & Ogilvie, T. (2011). Designing for Growth: a design thinking tool kit for managers. Columbia University Press, New York.

 

Entrepreneurial Design Management MSc

Entrepreneurship is the focus of our Entrepreneurial Design Management MSc programme. Through a range of insightful modules, you will learn about the practicalities and challenges of establishing and running their own product design or manufacturing business.
Our MSc Entrepreneurial Design Management programme explores the makeup of a successful entrepreneur, and looks to uncover how entrepreneurial behaviour and skills can influence and inform the design process. The programme builds on the strengths of the Institute’s other Design Innovation programmes, and will support you to develop the skills required to take an idea from the drawing board to the marketplace.
 
You will take part in a series of exciting individual and group projects, which will help you to analyse entrepreneurial behaviour, and evaluate which contributions lead to the success of new product ideas. 
 
To best prepare for this programme, we recommend purchasing the following text books:
 
Holliday, A., Hyde, M., & Kullman, J. (2016). Inter-Cultural Communication: An Advanced Resource Book (3rd ed.). London: Routledge.
Liedtka, J., & Ogilvie, T. (2011). Designing for Growth: a design thinking tool kit for managers. Columbia University Press, New York.

 

Design and Culture MA

This programme asks the question: does culture inform design or does design inform culture? Through a series of insightful modules and projects, you will build a portfolio of work informed by the study of design and culture, which is delivered by the Institute for Design Innovation and the Institute for Media and Creative Industries.
 
From the beginning of the programme, you will be supported to explore the dynamic, contingent relationships between design and its many cultural contexts. you will also acquire advanced knowledge of the concepts and skills required for undertaking ethnographic research for design projects. These skills will be applied and developed in both the interdisciplinary and international design projects that form the core of the programme.
 
 
To best prepare for this programme, we recommend purchasing the following text book:
 
Holliday, A., Hyde, M., & Kullman, J. (2016). Inter-Cultural Communication: An Advanced Resource Book (3rd ed.). London: Routledge.
 
 

Design Innovation Management MSc

Throughout the duration of this programme, you will learn how the innovation process supports the development of new products and services. You will investigate the processes of design and innovation carefully, and evaluate and test your own ideas through a series of individual and group projects. This programme has been established to develop innovative thinkers from creative designers, by providing you with the concepts and skills required for successful innovation management in the workplace. 
 
You will be required to respond to briefs set by industry partners, and will develop products and real-life business concepts. Study of different consumer, commercial, national and international markets will prepare you for a variety of roles across range of sectors. 
 
To best prepare for this programme, we recommend purchasing the following text book:
 
Liedtka, J., & Ogilvie, T. (2011). Designing for Growth: a design thinking tool kit for managers. Columbia University Press, New York.

Digital Technologies programmes

MSc Cyber Security & Big Data

Please find below a selection of modules you are likely to take in your first semester, alongside suggested reading to best prepare for each topic. You will be required to take all compulsory modules, and will choose one of the following optional modules in your first semester. Please note: the below table is not a full list of modules you will take in Semester one. For a full list of modules, please see the MSc Cyber Security and Big Data programme page.

 Principles of data science (compulsory module)Internet and communication networks (optional module)Mobile broadband and wireless networks (optional module)
Module leader Dr Varuna De Silva

Dr Kostas Kyriakopoulos

Dr Rob Edwards and Dr Mahsa Derakhshani

Module overview This module aims to introduce students to the concepts of data science and their use in data analytics systems and enable them to gain theoretical and practical experience in simulating complex data systems involved in a variety of industries including, smart digital systems, Internet of Things, financial industries, and entertainment industries.

The aim of this module is to provide the students with the Internet and communication networks system details, their design constraints, limiting factors and application areas.

Thus, the module introduces the principles of communication networks and network technologies, including fixed and wireless networking, such as Ethernet, WLANs, mobile broadband networks, as well as basics related to communications.

The aim of this module is to introduce the students with the latest mobile broadband and wireless communication technologies, including their network architectures and radio interface protocols.

Thus, the module will introduce the latest mobile broadband and wireless communication technologies, including their network architectures and radio interface protocols.

Recommended reading

REYNOLDS, Vince. (2016. Big Data for Beginners: Understanding Smart Big Data, Data Mining & Data Analytics for Improved Business Performance, Life Decisions & More!. Createspace Independent Publishing Platform); CHERKASSKY, Vladimir., MULIER, Filip. (Learning from Data: Concepts, Theory and Methods, 2nd. edition) TANENBAUM, Andrew S. (2013. Computer Networks. 5th. edition); KUROSE, James. (2016. Computer networking: a top-down approach. 7th. edition, Pearson) RAPPAPORT, Theodore S. (2001. Wireless communications. 2nd. edition, Prentice Hall); MOLISCH, Andreas F. (2011. Wireless communications. 2nd. edition, Wiley)


MSc Internet Technologies with Business Management

Please find below a selection of modules you are likely to take in your first semester, alongside suggested reading to best prepare for each topic. You will be required to take all compulsory modules, and will choose one of the following optional modules in your first semester. Please note: the below table is not a full list of modules you will take in Semester one. For a full list of modules, please see the MSc Internet Technologies with Business Management programme page.

Compulsory modules

 Internet and communication networks Innovation management
Module leader Dr Kostas Kyriakopoulos Prof Wilfred Dolfsma and Dr Kun Fu
Module overview

The aim of this module is to provide the students with the Internet and communication networks system details, their design constraints, limiting factors and application areas.

Thus, the module introduces the principles of communication networks and network technologies, including fixed and wireless networking, such as Ethernet, WLANs, mobile broadband networks, as well as basics related to communications.

The module aims to equip students with an in depth knowledge of the innovation process, its importance to the economy and an understanding of the factors affecting its success.

Thus, the module includes the innovation process and models for innovation; the importance of innovation to the economy; government support for innovation; and the importance of innovation in the contemporary business environment.

Recommended reading TANENBAUM, Andrew S. (2013. Computer Networks. 5th. edition); KUROSE, James. (2016. Computer networking: a top-down approach. 7th. edition, Pearson) SCHILLING, Melissa A. (2017. Strategic management of technological innovation. McGraw-Hill Education)

 

Optional modules

 Mobile broadband and wireless networksMedia design and productionPrinciples of data scienceEntrepreneurship
Module leader Dr Rob Edwards and Dr Mahsa Derakhshani Dr Erhan Ekmekcioglu Dr Varuna De Silva Dr Louise Scholes and Dr Angela Dy
Module overview

The aim of this module is to introduce the students with the latest mobile broadband and wireless communication technologies, including their network architectures and radio interface protocols.

Thus, the module will introduce the latest mobile broadband and wireless communication technologies, including their network architectures and radio interface protocols.

The aim of this module is to introduce students to the building blocks of modern multimedia applications, including content production workflows, transportation and service models, perceptual quality measures, human application interaction and user experience.

Thus, the module introduces the students to applications containing multimedia design, creation and distribution over networks. In particular, multimedia transmission aspects over the Internet Protocol are covered.

This module aims to introduce students to the concepts of data science and their use in data analytics systems and enable them to gain theoretical and practical experience in simulating complex data systems involved in a variety of industries including, smart digital systems, Internet of Things, financial industries, and entertainment industries.

This module aims to introduce students to the field of entrepreneurship to examine the role entrepreneurship plays in modern economies; to analyse the different types of activity contained within the definition, and the main theoretical and analytical approaches used to understand the concept.

Students will consider entrepreneurial innovation at different stages of a business, from start-up to more mature firms; to enable students to assess their own entrepreneurial tendencies; and to enable students to test their theories in a mini research project.

Thus, the module includes entrepreneurship and the economy; the theories of entrepreneurship; recognizing and measuring entrepreneurial tendencies; and entrepreneurship in different organizational contexts.

Recommended reading RAPPAPORT, Theodore S. (2001. Wireless communications. 2nd. edition, Prentice Hall); MOLISCH, Andreas F. (2011. Wireless communications. 2nd. edition, Wiley) STEINMETZ, Ralf., NAHRSTEDT, Klara. (2011. Multimedia applications. Springer); MOLLER, Sebastian,, RAAKE, Alexander. (2014. Quality of experience : advanced concepts, applications and methods. Springer) REYNOLDS, Vince. (2016. Big Data for Beginners: Understanding Smart Big Data, Data Mining & Data Analytics for Improved Business Performance, Life Decisions & More!. Createspace Independent Publishing Platform); CHERKASSKY, Vladimir., MULIER, Filip. (Learning from Data: Concepts, Theory and Methods, 2nd. edition) WESTHEAD, P., WRIGHT, M., MCELWEE, G. (2011. Entrepreneurship : perspectives and cases. Financial Times Prentice Hall)

 

MSc Mobile Communication Systems

Please find below a selection of modules you are likely to take in your first semester, alongside suggested reading to best prepare for each topic. Please note: the below table is not a full list of modules you will take in Semester one. For a full list of modules, please see the MSc Mobile Communication Systems programme page.

 Internet and communication networks (compulsory module)Mobile broadband and wireless networks (compulsory module)
Module leader Dr Kostas Kyriakopoulos Dr Rob Edwards and Dr Mahsa Derakhshani
Module overview

The aim of this module is to provide the students with the Internet and communication networks system details, their design constraints, limiting factors and application areas.

Thus, the module introduces the principles of communication networks and network technologies, including fixed and wireless networking, such as Ethernet, WLANs, mobile broadband networks, as well as basics related to communications.

The aim of this module is to introduce the students with the latest mobile broadband and wireless communication technologies, including their network architectures and radio interface protocols.

Thus, the module will introduce the latest mobile broadband and wireless communication technologies, including their network architectures and radio interface protocols.

Recommended reading TANENBAUM, Andrew S. (2013. Computer Networks. 5th. edition); KUROSE, James. (2016. Computer networking: a top-down approach. 7th. edition, Pearson) RAPPAPORT, Theodore S. (2001. Wireless communications. 2nd. edition, Prentice Hall); MOLISCH, Andreas F. (2011. Wireless communications. 2nd. edition, Wiley)

 

MSc Digital Creative Media

Please find below a selection of modules you are likely to take in your first semester, alongside suggested reading to best prepare for each topic. Please note: the below table is not a full list of modules you will take in Semester one. For a full list of modules, please see the MSc Digital Creative Media programme page.

 Media design and production (compulsory module)Media and creative industries: Contexts and practices (compulsory module)
Module leader Dr Erhan Ekmekcioglu Professor Bill Grantham
Module overview

The aim of this module is to introduce students to the building blocks of modern multimedia applications, including content production workflows, transportation and service models, perceptual quality measures, human application interaction and user experience.

Thus, the module introduces the students to applications containing multimedia design, creation and distribution over networks. In particular, multimedia transmission aspects over the Internet Protocol are covered.

The aim of this module is to present and debate the structure, features and professional practices of the UK and global media landscapes. The module aims to explore a range of different media and creative industries from both professional and academic perspectives.

Thus, the module includes lectures on topics such as the creative industries, the history of media technologies, media and intellectual property law; media policy; media organisational structures; and the development, creation, production, distribution and exploitation of media content.

Recommended reading STEINMETZ, Ralf., NAHRSTEDT, Klara. (2011. Multimedia applications. Springer); MOLLER, Sebastian,, RAAKE, Alexander. (2014. Quality of experience : advanced concepts, applications and methods. Springer) WASKO, Janet,, MURDOCK, Graham,, SOUSA, Helena. (2014. The handbook of political economy of communications. Wiley-Blackwell) ; HESMONDHALGH, David.  (2013. The cultural industries. 3rd. edition, SAGE)

 

MRes in Digital Technologies

Please find below a selection of modules you are likely to take in your first semester, alongside suggested reading to best prepare for some topics. Please note: the below table is not a full list of modules you will take in Semester one. For a full list of modules, please see the MRes in Digital Technologies programme page.

 Research design, practice and ethics (compulsory module)Internet and communication networks (compulsory module)Principles of data science (compulsory module)
Module leader Prof Ahmet Kondoz Dr Kostas Kyriakopoulos Dr Varuna De Silva
Module overview

The aims of this module are to prepare the students for research planning, design and execution cycles when carrying out research how to implement good research practices and adopt professional research ethics.

The module will equip the student with the relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to embark on their individual research carriers.  The planning and execution cycles as well as good research practices and ethics will give the students required knowledge, skills and confidence to tackle major tasks from planning to successful execution.

The aim of this module is to provide the students with the Internet and communication networks system details, their design constraints, limiting factors and application areas.

Thus, the module introduces the principles of communication networks and network technologies, including fixed and wireless networking, such as Ethernet, WLANs, mobile broadband networks, as well as basics related to communications.

This module aims to introduce students to the concepts of data science and their use in data analytics systems and enable them to gain theoretical and practical experience in simulating complex data systems involved in a variety of industries including, smart digital systems, Internet of Things, financial industries, and entertainment industries.
Recommended reading No recommended reading at this time. TANENBAUM, Andrew S. (2013. Computer Networks. 5th. edition); KUROSE, James. (2016. Computer networking: a top-down approach. 7th. edition, Pearson) REYNOLDS, Vince. (2016. Big Data for Beginners: Understanding Smart Big Data, Data Mining & Data Analytics for Improved Business Performance, Life Decisions & More!. Createspace Independent Publishing Platform); CHERKASSKY, Vladimir., MULIER, Filip. (Learning from Data: Concepts, Theory and Methods, 2nd. edition)

Diplomacy and International Governance programmes

The Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance is delighted to welcome you to our programmes, which have been designed to give you a holistic learning and development experience.

Today more than ever, the world needs a new generation of diplomats and a new understanding of what diplomacy means for the international arena. Old paradigms and models have shown their limitations in addressing today’s increasingly complex global issues. Building on more than 36 years of experience, we seek to become a leading centre for the development of the world’s new generation of diplomats and for cutting edge research on diplomacy. The Academy prides itself on its network of high profile practitioners and experts acting as guest speakers on our courses. We also draw on academic colleagues from across the whole of Loughborough University.  

Meet the team

Along with guest contributors, the permanent teaching team includes:

Professor Helen Drake

Helen is Professor of French and European Studies and specialises in European Union studies and the study of contemporary France. She is the Chair of the UK’s leading academic association for European Studies, UACES (@uaces) and will be the Director of the Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance from Autumn 2017. 

In 2013, Helen was awarded a Jean Monnet Chair in European integration by the European Commission and has used this to support her teaching at Loughborough University. Helen is currently leading a major research project on Brexit, entitled ‘28+ Perspectives on Brexit: a guide to the multi-stakeholder negotiations’. Helen will draw on this research when it comes to the study of Brexit diplomacy and its vital importance for the UK’s future place in the world.  More information on Helen’s latest project can be found here and here.

Helen will lead two core modules that are compulsory for all Diplomacy programmes:

  • Diplomacy: Policy, Practice and Procedures 1 (term one)
  • Diplomacy: Policy, Practice and Procedures 2 (term two)

These modules will be taught in collaboration with other members of the academic team and will also feature a number of external contributions from practitioners, experts and scholars on specific subjects.

Dr Nicola Chelotti  

Nicola is Lecturer in Diplomacy and International Governance. His teaching and research interests focus on negotiations, diplomacy and regional/international organizations, and the EU. Nicola participates as a researcher on the project ‘28+ Perspectives on Brexit: a guide to the multi-stakeholder negotiations’. More information on the project can be found here and here. He is also involved in other projects, such as the analysis of the EU’s activities at the United Nations and the legislative powers of the European Parliament in the EU’s economic governance.

Nicola will lead the following modules:

  • Foreign Policy Analysis (term one)
  • The Politics and Practice of the European Union (term two)

He will also contribute towards the teaching of

  • Diplomacy: Policy, Practice and Procedures 1 (term one)
  • Diplomacy: Policy, Practice and Procedures 2 (term two)

Nicola’s full profile can be found here.

Dr Tatevik Mnatsakanyan

Tatevik is Lecturer in Diplomacy and International Governance. Her areas of research and teaching centre on theories of International Relations and Diplomacy, as well as security studies, with a particular emphasis on critical approaches to security. Tatevik's substantive research has focused on the US and UK foreign/security policy, while her current and developing research interests include Russia-West relations, as well as normative approaches to diplomacy.

Tatevik will be the module leader for the following:

  • Peace-building (term one)
  • International Security (term two)

She will also contribute towards the teaching of:

  • Diplomacy: Policy, Practice and Procedures 1 (term one)
  • Diplomacy: Policy, Practice and Procedures 2 (term two)

Tatevik’s full profile can be found here.

Ms Hayet Bahri

Hayet is a Lecturer in Diplomacy and International Governance. Her teaching and research interests focus on communication, bilingual communication and internationalisation of Higher Education.

Hayet will be the module leader for:

  • Diplomatic Discourse (term two)

She will also contribute towards the teaching of:

  • Diplomacy: Policy, Practice and Procedures 1 (term one)

Getting started

You can find out more about each module by viewing our online programme pages.

In the meantime, below is a brief note on what to expect from your core modules: Diplomacy: Policy, Practice and Procedures 1 (term one) and Diplomacy: Policy, Practice and Procedures 2 (term two).

These two modules are complementary and build on one another. They also provide an open forum for you to apply and share knowledge from other modules.

In Semester one, you will receive a foundational understanding of diplomacy, from its historical evolution to competing scholarly approaches, down to the examination of contemporary issues and areas simultaneously shaped by and facing the practice of diplomacy.

In Semester two, we will debate and explore more specific themes and challenges informed by the contributions of practitioners and external scholars, thus seeking to bridge and challenge the perceived gap between theory and practice.

The module will also provide ample opportunity for case studies, practice- and critical inquiry-based discussions and activities in class, while simultaneously seeking to widen the scope of your engagement with individuals currently involved in the practice as well as the study of pressing contemporary issues.   

Ahead of term, you may wish to familiarise yourself with some of the key texts for your programme, that will form the basis of a more extended reading list once you begin your studies:

  1. Costas M. Constantinou, Pauline Kerr, Paul Sharp (eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Diplomacy (Sage 2016)
  2. C. Bjola and M. Kornpsobst, Understanding international diplomacy: theory, practice and ethics (Routledge 2016) 
  3. K. Hamilton and R. Langhorne, The practice of diplomacy: its evolution, theory and administration. 2nd. (Routledge 2011) 
  4. C.M. Constantinou and J. Der-Derian, Sustainable Diplomacies (AIAA 2010) 
  5. O. J. Sending, V. Pouliot, and I. Neumann, Diplomacy and the making of world politics (Cambridge University Press 2015)

Those less familiar with the field of International Relations or those wishing to refresh thier knowledge before the start of the term may also choose to consult one or more of the following texts:

  1. J. Grieco, G.J. Ikenberry, M. Mastanduno, Introduction to International Relations: Enduring Questions and Contemporary Perspectives (Palgrave MacMillan 2014)
  2. R.H. Jackson, and G. Sørensen, Introduction to international relations: theories and approaches (Oxford University Press, 2015).
  3. D. Drezner, Theories of International Politics and Zombies (Princeton University Press, 2014)

Enterprise Development programmes

MRes Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Our MRes in Entrepreneurship and Innovation has been designed to develop your critical thinking and analytic abilities to kick start your career as an academic or industrial researcher. Whilst the curriculum of a traditional master’s degree focuses on the development of expertise in a chosen topic, an MRes places more emphasis on you as an individual to uncover new knowledge and develop your own research expertise. 

You will take modules designed to improve and enhance your research skills, whilst undertaking teaching and self-guided learning on the makeup of the entrepreneur and the process of innovation management.

MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

Our MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management programme gives you the opportunity to explore and reflect on what it takes to achieve, sustain and grow a business. Not only will you acquire the skills and knowledge required to set up your own venture, but you will develop a critical and deep understanding of what it means to be entrepreneurial and innovative, both as an individual and as an organisation.

By the end of the programme, you will have a clear understanding of the complexity of the innovation process and its importance in the current economic climate, and will have knowledge of the academic theories of entrepreneurship and the relationship between entrepreneurial tendencies and resulting behaviour.

MSc Entrepreneurship, Finance and Innovation

Our MSc Entrepreneurship, Finance and Innovation programme will enable you to explore and reflect on the skills needed for success. You will spend time understanding the role of old and new financing models in business, and will develop a robust understanding of the acquisition of funding. Unlike some business and finance programmes, this programme offers training of key financial management skills that support and sustain the innovation process, along with the skills required to take action and make changes happen in today’s marketplace.

MSc Managing Innovation in Creative Organisations

MSc Managing Innovation in Creative Organisations is an exciting joint degree between the Glendonbrook Institute for Enterprise Development and the Institute for Design Innovation. Entrepreneurial behaviour is a key competency required by a growing number of employers, which is why our MSc Managing Innovation in Creative Organisations programme dedicates a significant amount of teaching to this subject. This programme will prepare you for a range of exciting roles in the creative industries, and is equally relevent to those interested in a career with an innovative SME, an established organisation or personal venture.
 
Our MSc Managing Innovation in Creative Organisations programme will enable you to critically understand the process of idea generation and strategic implementation with a focus on creativity and design thinking. You will study innovation management and entrepreneurial strategy, and will have the option to customise your programme for more depth into different aspects of the creative industries and venture-development process.
 
 
 

Media and Creative Industries programmes

MA Media and Creative Industries

Whether you have a background in media studies or not, you might find the following text book comes highly recommended by academics, and provides you with an overview of the topics you will encounter during your first semester: 
 
Asa Briggs & Peter Burke, A Social History of the Media from Gutenberg to the Internet, 3rd edition (London: Polity 2010)
 

Sport Business programmes

Sport Business and Innovation MSc

Information relating to modules scheduled for early delivery in Semester one:
 
Global Sports Markets and Industries
 
The aim of this module is to develop understanding of the nature of sport markets (and their various sub-sectors) in terms of their socio-economic and political contexts. This includes the investigation and explanation of the nature and structure of sub-sectors of the sport industries, and a critical analysis of policy developments in the sport industries. The following texts provide a broad overview of topics you will encounter in this module.
 
Hoye, R. et al. (2015) Sport Management: Principles and Applications (4th Ed). Routledge.
 
Robinson, L., Chelladurai, P., Bodet, G., & Downward, P. (eds) (2012), Routledge Handbook of Sport Management. Routledge.
 
Innovation Management
 
The module aims to equip students with an in-depth knowledge of the innovation process, its importance to the economy and an understanding of the factors affecting its success. This includes the innovation process and models for innovation, the importance of innovation to the economy, government support for innovation, and the importance of innovation in the contemporary business environment. 

 

Sport Business and Leadership MSc

Information relating to modules scheduled for early delivery in Semester one:
 
Leadership Models and Practices: Application to a Sport Context
 
The aim of this module is to deliver a thorough grounding in the main leadership models, and the issues that impact on leadership practice in the sport environment and other contexts. It is intended as an introduction to leadership and will be the theoretical foundation upon which other sport leadership units are built. The following texts provide a broad overview of topics you will encounter in this module.
 
Northouse, P. (2015). Leadership: Theory & Practice (7th Ed.). Sage.
 
Scott, D. (2014). Contemporary Leadership in Sport Organizations. Human Kinetics.
 
Global Sports Markets and Industries
 
The aim of this module is to develop understanding of the nature of sport markets (and their various sub-sectors) in terms of their socio-economic and political contexts. This will include the investigation and explanation of the nature and structure of sub-sectors of the sport industries, and a critical analysis of policy developments in the sport industries. The following texts provide a broad overview of topics you will encounter in this module.
 
Hoye, R. et al. (2015) Sport Management: Principles and Applications (4th Ed). Routledge.
 
Robinson, L., Chelladurai, P., Bodet, G., & Downward, P. (eds) (2012), Routledge Handbook of Sport Management. Routledge.
 

Sport Digital and Media Technologies MSc

Information relating to modules scheduled for early delivery in Semester one:
 
Sport Business Statistics and Analytics
 
The aim of this module is to understand the importance of data-driven decision making and strategy formulation, and how statistical analysis and data visualization assist in identifying sport business trends and solutions. This module blends statistical analysis and data visualization through the use of software applications to guide evidence based decisions. The module covers the main subject areas of quantitative analysis, data visualisation and presentation techniques, and data usage in identifying insights and trends in the sport sector.
 
Global Sports Markets and Industries
 
The aim of this module is to develop understanding of the nature of sport markets (and their various sub-sectors) in terms of their socio-economic and political contexts. This will include the investigation and explanation of the nature and structure of sub-sectors of the sport industries, and a critical analysis of policy developments in the sport industries. The following texts provide a broad overview of topics you will encounter in this module.
 
Hoye, R. et al. (2015) Sport Management: Principles and Applications (4th Ed). Routledge.
 
Robinson, L., Chelladurai, P., Bodet, G., & Downward, P. (eds) (2012), Routledge Handbook of Sport Management. Routledge.