A-Level results day is understandably a stressful time, however, there is no need to panic. If you find you haven't got the results you were hoping for, or have changed your mind about what course or institution is the best fit for you, Clearing is the opportunity for you to get a place on a degree programme that excites you, at an institution that will help you to achieve all of your goals. 

University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) is a world first in higher education, offering university degrees in the football and sports industry.

We provide an exceptional environment to live and learn in, with state-of-the-art facilities in two inspirational campuses in London and Manchester, which have the iconic Wembley and Etihad stadiums at their heart.

UCFB degree programmes

UCFB offer the option of a Foundation Year on a number of its unique undergraduate degree programmes. See the table above for our Foundation Year offering.

UCFB is dedicated to the delivery of ground-breaking undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in the strategic, operational and business facets of the football and sports industry. UCFB have developed a profile of pioneering qualifications to enable those working within the industry to drive forward their career, and to provide a gateway for those aspiring to pursue their ambitions of working in the global multi-billion-pound market sector.

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If you need any advice please don't hesitate to call our Clearing hotline. Alternatively you can contact us via email, social media or live chat.

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Enjoy every minute of being around like minded people, it’s as easy as asking what team someone supports to start a conversation. Remember you are there for a reason and you deserve to be there as much as everyone else. Keep your head up and be confident.

Evie Belle ChandlerBA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Law student at UCFB Wembley

Clearing is an opportunity for you to make sure that you get a place on a degree programme that excites you at an institution that will help you to achieve all of your goals. It is not limited to those who did not manage to obtain a place at their first choice institution.

Below is a guide to UCFB and the variety of unique degree courses we offer at both of our inspirational campuses UCFB Wembley and UCFB Etihad Campus.

Please remember to check the UCFB Clearing Guide and FAQ section of the website for general advice and tips for applying through Clearing.

UCFB global study hubs

All UCFB students have access to UCFB’s global study hubs which are located in some of the world’s most exciting sports destinations. New York’s Red Bull Arena, Atlanta’s brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Toronto FC’s BMO Field and the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) will all play host to UCFB around the world, enabling students and graduates to enhance their knowledge and expertise of the international sports industry.

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New York, Atlanta, Toronto, Melbourne... Welcome to UCFB's global study hubs

Graduate success

At UCFB an incredible 90% of 2017 graduates are in employment within six months of graduation and almost two thirds of those graduates are working within the football and sports industry. Graduates work at the likes of The Football Association, Manchester United, Leicester City, the Rugby Football League and EDP Soccer in the US.

Read our graduate success stories

UCFB Open Days

There's still time to book onto a UCFB Open Day. Open Days are one of the most crucial and useful tools that you have in deciding firstly whether or not higher education is for you and secondly which courses or institutions interest you the most.

Our upcoming Open Days are:

  • 28th August, UCFB Wembley
  • 13th September, UCFB Etihad Campus

Click here to find out more or to book

Our unique learning model

At 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. Find out more

Why UCFB? Our Unique Learning Model
Degrees available through Clearing

There are still places available for the following unique undergraduate degree programmes:

BA (Hons) Football Business & Finance*

BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing*

BA (Hons) Football Business & Media*

BA (Hons) Football Coaching & Management*

BA (Hons) Football Coaching & Talent Development

BA (Hons) International Football Business*

BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism*

BA (Hons) Physical Education*

BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching*

BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Broadcasting*

BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Law

BSc (Hons) Sports Psychology

BA (Hons) Stadium & Events Management

*Foundation year available

For more information, please contact our dedicated Student Recruitment & Admissions Team by calling 03332417373

University Campus of Football Business is a college of Bucks New University, with graduates of all of our undergraduate programmes awarded degrees by the institution.

Student life

The UCFB experience is like no other, combining a unique learning model with an inspirational environment in which students build lifelong friendships and memories. We have a variety of sporting teams at both campuses that students can get involved in through our Athletic Union., In addition, student are encouraged to set up societies and get involved in the UCFB Students' Union

"Go and explore what your new city has to offer, whether that's with work or leisure. Don’t be scared of making new friends it's normal and everybody is in the same boat."Alex Ellison, BA (Hons) Football Coaching & Management student at UCFB Etihad Campus

Take a virtual tour your future campus here or watch the videos below to discover more about student life in London and Manchester.

The UCFB Student Experience: Living in London
The UCFB Student Experience: Living in Manchester
Employability & Enrichment

In addition to the degree programmes, UCFB’s Employability & Enrichment programme of best-in-class executive guest speakers and exceptional work experience opportunities ensure UCFB students graduate as empowered individuals ready for the unique challenges these industries present.

Previous guest speakers have included award-winning BBC Sport presenter Gabby Logan, England manager Gareth Southgate, Chairman of the Rugby Football League Brian Barwick and Belgium national team manager Roberto Martinez.

UCFB empowers its students to build on their personal, professional and academic journey at UCFB and ultimately build towards their career upon graduation. Each programme that a student participates in counts as credits towards earning the exclusive UCFB Award in Football & Sports Leadership.

"Make sure to check your emails regularly! The amount of opportunities that come your way will be astounding. Make sure you make the most of them and try to get as much experience as you can." - Georgia Stevens - BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism student at UCFB Etihad Campus

UCFB Award in Football & Sports Leadership

Read more about the Award in Football & Sports Leadership at UCFB

Read more about your bespoke journey at UCFB

Career prospects

UCFB are proud to announce that an incredible 90% of current graduates are in employment and two in three of those are working within the sport industry.

Here at UCFB, we and our industry partners believe there are three key ingredients for a successful career. These are a degree, good references and networking, and a proven track record with work experience. At UCFB, you will have the opportunity to achieve all three components.

UCFB graduates have gone on to leading roles at sports organisations including Manchester United, The Football Association and EDP Soccer in the US.

Find out more about your career prospects

Clearing hotline opening hours

Call us on 03332417373

Weekdays until 15th August : 9am – 5pm

Thursday 15th August : 7am - 9pm

Friday 16th August : 7am – 8pm

Saturday 17th August : 10am – 4pm

Sunday 18th August : 10am – 4pm

Monday 19th August : 8am – 6pm

Tuesday 20th August : 8am – 6pm

Wednesday 21st August : 8am – 6pm

Thursday 22nd August : 8am – 6pm

Friday 23rd August : 8am – 6pm

Saturday 24th August : 10am – 4pm

Sunday 25th August : 10am – 4pm

Monday 26th August (Bank Holiday) : Closed

Tuesday 27th August : 8am - 6pm

Wednesday 28th August : 8am – 6pm

Thursday 29th August : 8am – 6pm

Friday 30th August : 8am – 6pm

Student finance

Going through Clearing?

Have you already applied for Student Finance but now changed your course, your institution or college through Clearing? You need to update Student Finance England as soon as possible as this could affect your Student Finance. It’s easy to update your details online, simply log into your Student Finance account at www.gov.uk/studentfinance and change your application.

If you’ve not yet applied for Student Finance, you should do it now! It takes at least six weeks to process your application, so apply as soon as possible. You might not get all your money in time for the start of your course, but Student Finance England will make an initial assessment so you have some money as close to the start of your course as possible.

Are you an EU student? Have you applied for Student Finance but have now changed your course through Clearing? Then you need to let Student Finance England know. Download an EUCO1 form here.

Questions about Clearing?

To help you sort out your Student Finance, Student Finance England experts will be available online Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm, and Saturday from 9am-4pm, to answer your questions:

• Tweet them @SF_England
• Post your question on Facebook
• Ask them in the Student Finance England forum.

You don’t need to wait until you’ve got your results if you’ve got a question!

Helpful tools and resources

For more information, including a range of helpful tools and guidance, visit Student Finance England’s Clearing page on the Student Finance zone here.

You can also watch Student Finance England‘s Going through Clearing video playlist, available here.

Find out how to apply and what Student Finance you can get by reading Student Finance England’s interactive quick start guides here.

Go to every masterclass, every event, you never know what might come of it. UCFB is, in my opinion, the leader in football degrees. The experience is second to none, and I really can’t think of anything that could beat it.

Luke CouchmanBA (Hons) Football Coaching & Management student at UCFB Etihad Campus
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