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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school


Mason Robbins

 PhD Title:

The Revenue League: An examination of how Deloitte and KPMG are building the €1 Billion annual revenue generating football club.


2017 MSc by Research, Politics and International Relations, University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, Sco)

MBA in Sports Management, Real Madrid CF Graduate School (Madrid, ES)

Certificate in Sports Law, FC Barcelona University (Barcelona, ES)

2012 MA, Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies, King's College London (London, UK)

2005 BA, Diplomacy and International Relations, Whitehead School of Diplomacy, Seton Hall University (New Jersey, USA)

2010 Professional Certification, Professional Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certification, TEFL Institute (Chicago, Illinois, USA) 

Research Interests:

My current research is in revenue generation and sports business ranking systems in football (soccer). The has been conducted in partnership with Real Madrid CF, Deloitte, KPMG, and Microsoft Sports. 

Former Research Project (2008 - 2013): Broadly my research interests focus on the role of football as a tool for unifying or further entrenching divisions within society from a conflict resolution perspective. My primary research was on football in Lebanon. In this context, I am particularly interested in examining under which conditions can football be used as either a tool that can be employed as a cross-cultural cleavage that transcends ethnic, religious and political divisions and under which conditions does it divide, further entrenching separations within fractured and divided societies? 

Apart from my research, I am also working on several other football-related research projects examining Spain, Catalonia, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.  Along with research on football, I also have a keen interest in the history and politics of beer, coffee and the brewing process. 



Dr. Gian Marco Campagnolo (STIS)

Dr. Grant Jarvie (Academy of Sport)


Teaching Experience: 

I present as a guest lecture and consult with various elite level sports clubs, organisations, and academic institutions on sport business operations and sustainability in the UK, Spain, Germany, and the US. 

Jiaxing University, Zhejiang Province, China (2010 - 2011) Foreign Expert of English Language: Responsible for teaching second-year students oral English and literature. Formed a university swing dance club with the purpose of having fun while practising English.

I, English Language School, Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, China (2011) TEFL Substitute Teacher: Responsible for teaching students ages 14 - 50 for absent teachers and demonstrated a high level of flexibility in an ever-changing teaching environment.  

Jiaxing Global IELTS, Tongxiang City, Zhejiang Province, China (2010) TEFL Teacher: Responsible for teaching fundamental and practical every day English to 5th and 6th-grade students from the rural areas of China. I was the first foreigner that most of the students have ever met.

Verdigris High School, Verdigris, Oklahoma, USA (2013) Substitute Teacher: Responsible for teaching US high school level students in any of the core subject areas. Demonstrated a high level of flexibility to be able to teach any lesson plan presented on a short notice.  


FC Barcelona Innovation Hub - Barcelona, Spain 

'83 United ISA  (US: 501c3, Board Trustee- Non-Profit built to grow youth football in underprivileged communities will promoting the game on a national and international level.

UACES - The University Association for Contemporary European Studies

I3SAW - International Society of Sports Sciences in the Arab World - The international Platform on Sports and Development


EUSA Global Impact Award - For my work on building a not-for-profit charity focused on supporting underprivileged and disadvantaged youth with access and support to be able to play football.

One of the featured students in the University of Edinburgh's Inspiring Student's campaign.