London Postgraduate Programme

RIASA are pleased to officially announce that we are expanding our academy to offer a postgraduate degree in MA International Sports Business, taking in place in London and delivered by Richmond, The American International University in London. Building on the success of our undergraduate programme, the one-year master’s programme provides male and female students with an opportunity to gain first-hand experience of sports business and football culture in the UK.

As with our undergraduate programme in Leeds, the new London programme will be the world’s only opportunity to earn a US-accredited Masters degree in MA International Sports Business with transferable credits alongside a high-level soccer development programme.

An unrivalled academic programme


world of sports is a dynamic, rewarding and growing industry in which to build your career. The U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics predicts that job growth in this field will grow faster than average up to 2024. Research carried out by Sports England demonstrates the gross value added (GVA) sports to the British economy is £20 Billion that sport-related jobs were approximately 2.3% of all employment in England in 2013 There are excellent opportunities for graduates to work internationally, as the sports business is a truly global industry.

Our one-year master’s programme in International Sports Business can help you develop your career. You will learn the latest practices and skills required for employment and you will also have the chance to get hands-on work experience in a three-month integrated internship in London. Our course offers improved career opportunities with the added bonus of experiencing the great city of London, the home of world-renowned sporting organisations and clubs, and host city to many high profile sporting events.

An incredible university soccer programme


RIASA London student-athletes will partake in the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues and play against other universities from across the U.K. In addition, all student-athletes will get the opportunity to play in RIASA’s infamous showcase games against some of the country’s most accomplished professional academies and reserve teams. If that wasn’t enough to get you excited about the programme, just like our Leeds-based undergraduate programme, you will also be given the opportunity to play in exit trials in Scandinavia at established semi-pro and pro clubs. At which you can gain experience, contacts and possibly be offered a pro contract like many RIASA alumni in the past.

Apply today!


Applications to begin the MA International Sports Business course in Fall 2018 are now open and you can find more information about the course and begin the application process here.