At the University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) we pride ourselves on providing students with a stimulating curriculum in a unique environment.

We believe our world first approach to higher education gives our students the best possible chance of a successful career in the football and sports industry. What makes our education experience work so well is down to three key components: what we teach, where we teach and how we teach.

Why UCFB? Our unique learning model
What we teach

Our degree programmes have been designed with these industries and their varied roles specifically in mind. Media, marketing, finance, psychology, coaching and event management, amongst others, are all sectors of these industries that are growing at a rate never seen before, with new roles being created on a daily basis.

Where we teach

Our students benefit from unique learning and sporting environments to live and learn in, with state-of-the-art facilities in inspirational campuses in London and Manchester, which include the iconic Wembley and Etihad stadiums at their heart. We like to call this an immersive education – by living and learning around a stadium environment, students are preparing themselves to work in similar surroundings after they graduate, therefore easing the transition from full time education to full time work.

On top of this, all students have the option if attending annual summits at our global study hubs in Australia, Canada and the US, all of which have world renowned sporting arenas at their heart. The specific cities in these countries will be announced in the coming weeks.

Online students will have the opportunity to learn from the comfort of their own home and gain a further qualification to enhance their career prospects in a format that offers flexible hours and the chance to dictate their own work-life balance to fit around other commitments.

How we teach

At UCFB we believe there are three necessary requirements for a career in the football and sports industry: a degree, industry contacts and work experience on your CV. Our three-tiered learning model provides all of this.

The first is learning from our leading team of academics, whose knowledge and experience of these businesses worldwide is vast. Here, students learn the theory through books, research and presentations before then hearing from our industry guest speakers on the intricacies of their profession.

This second layer allows our stellar guest speakers to bring the theory to life, providing first-hand context of these industries from the highest level. The calibre of our guest speakers, which previously has included international managers and players, as well as club chief executives and media personalities, means students are hearing from leading professionals in an intimate environment and gaining unparalleled insight.

Lastly, once our students have learnt the theory and how to apply it, they’re encouraged to go out in the industry and do it themselves. Our incredible Employability & Enrichment team provides students with numerous opportunities to apply for unique work experience roles in the UK and abroad. In the last six years, UCFB has provided over 1,000 work placement opportunities at organisations including The Football Association, UEFA, Premier League and Football League clubs, as well as an array of sponsors, suppliers and events in the world of sport.

We believe our approach and this combination is the perfect recipe for a student to set themselves up for a long, successful and fulfilling career in these exciting, multi-billion-pound, global industries.

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The UCFB experience
UCFB degree programmes

A world first in higher education, UCFB offers unique university degrees focused on a career in the football and sports industry.

Your degree
Our campuses

UCFB is proud to include world-famous stadiums and surrounding venues among its numerous state-of-the-art campus facilities.

Our campuses
UCFB Award in Football and Sports Leadership

At UCFB we are dedicated to maximising the career opportunities of all of our students. This is why we offer unparalleled opportunities beyond the learning environment, enhanced by exclusive partnerships with some of the biggest and most influential names and organisations in world sport.

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