While we're excited to announce the launch of the Global Institute of Sport (GIS) – the new destination for Master’s degrees and executive education around the world - we're sure you have questions about why we decided to introduce GIS. 

Click on the links below to discover more about GIS:

Global Institute of Sport FAQs
What are the differences between UCFB and GIS?

Whilst University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) is the home of our undergraduate degrees and UK campuses in London and Manchester, which have the iconic Wembley and Etihad stadiums at their heart, UCFB’s Global Institute of Sport (GIS) is the brand new institute for our Master’s degrees, executive education and professional qualifications. Our global study hubs in New York, Atlanta, Toronto and Melbourne, as well as our networking centres in Singapore, Shanghai, Dubai and Mumbai, and our global sports summits, will also be housed under GIS.

Why have you introduced GIS?

We’ve always recognised that postgraduate students require a tailored education and experience, different to that of undergraduate students.

By creating UCFB’s Global Institute of Sport, our Master’s and executive education focussed institute, we are introducing a range of new benefits and initiatives for these students as well as a dedicated, focussed leadership team, career guidance and Industry Advisory Board to ensure students receive the best possible preparation for the world of leadership in sport.

Introducing GIS also allows our undergraduate students at UCFB to benefit from an even more tailored education experience for their needs, with specialised UCFB academic leadership, dedicated employability team and the best student experience possible.

The introduction of GIS will also provide increased global opportunities for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as are detailed in these FAQs. Our global study hubs will have a dedicated team creating more opportunities in those cities and stadiums including our Global Sports Summits, increased content and learning opportunities, future short courses and potential degree delivery around the world.

What are the benefits of being a GIS student?

Global Institute of Sport students will continue to receive all of the existing benefits of studying with UCFB including:

  • A unique degree in the football and sports industry
  • The opportunity to study at an iconic campus in London or Manchester with Wembley and Etihad stadiums at their heart or alternatively study flexibly online or in a blended format
  • Access to the leading Employability & Enrichment opportunities, such as guest speakers, additional courses and qualifications and the Future Leaders Conference
  • The ability to travel to the Global Sports Summits in New York, Atlanta, Toronto and Melbourne

Brand new benefits to GIS students include:

  • The chance to access short courses and further professional qualifications at a 50% discounted rate to further enhance your skillset
  • Access to an exclusive La Liga Summit, with guest speakers including club officials, coaches and league representatives
  • Access to a leading Industry Advisory Board, allowing students to network with sports executives from across four continents
  • A dedicated Master’s-focussed careers service to enhance career prospects
  • Increased cross-campus networking opportunities between students based at Wembley, Etihad Campus and Online
As a UCFB student, how will GIS affect me?

UCFB students will continue to receive all of the existing benefits of studying with UCFB including:

  • A unique degree in the football and sports industry
  • The opportunity to study at an iconic campus in London or Manchester with Wembley and Etihad stadiums at their heart or alternatively study flexibly online or in a blended format
  • Access to the leading Employability & Enrichment opportunities, such as guest speakers, additional courses and qualifications and the Future Leaders Conference
  • The ability to travel to the Global Sports Summits in New York, Atlanta, Toronto and Melbourne

In addition, UCFB students will get access to the following benefits of the addition of GIS to the UCFB family:

  • Additional content as part of the Global Insight Series
  • Enhanced progression opportunities through the addition of new short courses and professional qualifications available to UCFB graduates at a 25% discounted rate to further enhance your skillsets
As a UCFB graduate, how will GIS affect me?

There is no change to the fact that you graduated from UCFB.

UCFB's Global Institute of Sport is part of the UCFB family, which will continue to grow in the UK and across the world.

The introduction of this new institute will bring lots of extra opportunities for everyone involved in UCFB and GIS.

UCFB Master’s graduates will get access to the new GIS benefits including:

  • The chance to access short courses and further professional qualifications at a 50% discounted price to further enhance your skillset
  • Access to an exclusive La Liga Summit, with guest speakers including club officials, coaches and league representatives
  • A dedicated Master’s-focussed careers service to enhance career prospects
  • Access to a leading Industry Advisory Board, allowing students to network with sports executives from across four continents

UCFB undergraduate alumni are also eligible for 25% discounts on short courses and further professional qualifications.

Who will validate my degree through GIS?

There is no change to our academic partner and all Global Institute of Sport Master’s students starting in September 2020 will receive their degree from Bucks New University. In addition, any part-time Master’s students continuing their studies with us for the 2020/21 academic year will still receive their degree from Bucks New University. The only exception to this is VSI’s MSc Sports Directorship programme, which is validated by the University of East London.

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