University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) is a world first in higher education, delivering university degrees in the football and sports industry at iconic campuses in London and Manchester, which have Wembley and Etihad stadiums at their heart.

Our profile of pioneering on campus and blended undergraduate qualifications provide a gateway for those aspiring to pursue their ambitions of working in this exciting global multi-billion pound industry and enable those working within the industry to drive forward their career.

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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.

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Degrees available via Clearing

Undergraduate degrees
BA (Hons) Football Business & Finance
  • Entry Criteria: 112 UCAS points
  • Location: UCFB Wembley, UCFB Etihad Campus

This degree will give you a firm understanding as to how finance affects organisational performance at all levels, with modules that cover the fundamentals of accounting and financial management in a football business context.

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BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing
  • Entry Criteria: 96 UCAS points
  • Location: UCFB Wembley, UCFB Etihad Campus

Football is a multi-billion-pound global industry. With its revenue driven by the marketing of its products and services, competition amongst brands is fierce and qualified professionals are in high demand.

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BA (Hons) Football Business & Media
  • Entry Criteria: 96 UCAS points
  • Location: UCFB Wembley, UCFB Etihad Campus

On this programme you will explore facets of media communications and develop understanding of the relationships between industry stakeholders. You will also gain contextual insight into how public relations and journalism relate to the business of sport.

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BA (Hons) Football Coaching (Blended)
  • Entry Criteria: 112 UCAS points
  • Location: Online blended delivery, UCFB Wembley & UCFB Etihad Campus

This programme is designed for aspiring football coaches who wish to further their knowledge and understanding of working in football coaching settings.

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BA (Hons) Football Coaching & Management
  • Entry Criteria: 112 UCAS points and an FA Level 1 Coaching Award.
  • Location: UCFB Wembley, UCFB Etihad Campus

This programme allows students to learn how to spot and develop talent, as well as lead with authority. You will engage with, and gain an understanding across, areas such as community coaching, academy coaching, semi-professional, professional and overseas coaching.

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BA (Hons) Football Coaching & Talent Development
  • Entry Criteria: 112 UCAS points
  • Location: UCFB Etihad Campus, UCFB Wembley

Identifying and developing talent is an imperative facet of the modern game, with more and more clubs vying for the stars of tomorrow as transfer fees continue to break records.

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BA (Hons) International Football Business
  • Entry Criteria: 96 UCAS points
  • Location: UCFB Wembley, UCFB Etihad Campus

The globalisation of football has been swift. Growing markets in the likes of Asia and the Americas mean an understanding of the sport in an international context opens many career paths in football business.

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BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism
  • Entry Criteria: 112 UCAS points
  • Location: UCFB Wembley, UCFB Etihad Campus

The media landscape has changed almost beyond recognition in recent years following the digital revolution, which has paved the way for a 24-hour rolling news agenda. In that time, sports journalism has also developed to become the fastest growing sector in UK media.

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BA (Hons) Physical Education
  • Entry Criteria: 96 UCAS points
  • Location: UCFB Wembley, UCFB Etihad Campus

Teachers of physical education can teach across the world and are in great demand because physical education is a compulsory subject at every UK key stage in school. The current government aim is to increase activity levels both in and outside school, in order to combat obesity, build long term health and make physical activity a lifelong pursuit.

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BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching
  • Entry Criteria: 96 UCAS points
  • Location: UCFB Wembley, UCFB Etihad Campus

The workforce within football and sports businesses, clubs and organisations is changing and the line drawn between coaching, management and business within the same organisation has blurred. No longer can individuals exist in isolation and ignore other parts of the business operations.

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BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Broadcasting
  • Entry Criteria: 96 UCAS points
  • Location: UCFB Wembley, UCFB Etihad Campus

The English Premier League broadcasting rights for the 2019-22 period are now worth a record-breaking £9.2bn, with Sky, BT Sport and Amazon sharing the £5bn rights to UK coverage and every Premier League match now being shown overseas.

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BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Law
  • Entry Criteria: 112 UCAS points
  • Location: UCFB Wembley, UCFB Etihad Campus

The sports industry has an abundance of legal regulations and challenges. From doping to breaches of contract, sports executives must conform to regulations, but also use their understanding of legal frameworks to protect their businesses from risk.

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BA (Hons) Sports Management
  • Entry Criteria: 96 UCAS points
  • Location: UCFB Wembley

Sport is one of the few businesses that is truly global. In every country and on every continent it is played with passion and managed with professionalism. It’s now more important than ever to have a worldwide view of the sports industry and its mechanisms, as well as a sound understanding of its legalities and how to interact with fans and customers.

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BA (Hons) Stadium & Events Management
  • Entry Criteria: 96 UCAS points
  • Location: UCFB Wembley

Stadiums represent major investment for many professional sports organisations and their utilisation presents both financial opportunities as well as challenges.

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Foundation years

A Foundation Year could be an option if you do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree programme, or if you have qualifications for subjects that differ to the subjects needed. The content of the Foundation Year is designed to ensure that you progress directly into Year 1 of the linked degree programme with confidence, and will enable you to gain the skills needed for your chosen degree.

The year provides students with the opportunity to reflect on their existing abilities, and to further develop key academic and study skills. It also allows students to learn about employment prospects in their chosen area of interest.

BA (Hons) Football Business & Finance with Foundation Year

Football is one of the fastest growing businesses in the world today, with player transfers, contracts, sponsorship and merchandise worth hundreds of millions of pounds. Find out more

BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing with Foundation Year

Football is a multi-billion-pound global industry. With its revenue driven by the marketing of its products and services, competition amongst brands is fierce and qualified professionals are in high demand. Find out more

BA (Hons) Football Business & Media with Foundation Year

Vastly expanding media revenue, like ever-increasing TV Rights deals, means that clubs that finish bottom of the Premier League earn more prize money than the winners of the Champions League. How is this value determined? Find out more

BA (Hons) Football Coaching & Management with Foundation Year

The role of coach or manager in football is one full of immense pressure, but with that comes potentially huge rewards. Find out more

BA (Hons) International Football Business with Foundation Year

The globalisation of football has been swift. Growing markets in the likes of Asia and the Americas mean an understanding of the sport in an international context opens many career paths in football business. Find out more

BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism with Foundation Year
The media landscape has changed almost beyond recognition in recent years following the digital revolution, which has paved the way for a 24-hour rolling news agenda. In that time, sports journalism has also developed to become the fastest growing sector in UK media. Find out more
BA (Hons) Physical Education with Foundation Year
There is a persistent demand for qualified teachers in popular disciplines such as Physical Education. As a subject area in the National Curriculum, Physical Education places diverse demands upon learners and teachers alike. Find out more
BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching with Foundation Year

The workforce within football and sport businesses, clubs and organisations is changing and the line drawn between coaching, management and business within the same organisation has blurred. No longer can individuals in a sporting institution exist in isolation and ignore other parts of the business operations.

Find out more

BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Broadcasting with Foundation Year

The English Premier League broadcasting rights for the 2019-22 period are now worth a record-breaking £9.2bn, with Sky, BT Sport and Amazon sharing the £5bn rights to UK coverage and every Premier League match now being shown overseas. Find out more

UCFB was amazing, I can’t explain how much I loved it. It was definitely the right path for me. All the staff are so supportive and it’s so easy to make friends as we all share a common interest – sport!

Sarah MakkiUCFB Graduate

Clearing help & advice

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Discover more about life at UCFB...

Student life

The UCFB experience is like no other, combining a unique learning model with inspirational environments in London and Manchester which enable students to build lifelong friendships, memories and ultimately careers.

We have a variety of sporting teams at both campuses that students can get involved in through our Athletic Union, In addition, students are encouraged to set up societies and get involved in the UCFB Students' Union.

All students have access to our global hubs in some of the world’s most exciting sports destinations, learning about the sports industry in the US, Canada and Australia at Inter Miami CF Stadium, New York’s Red Bull Arena, Atlanta’s brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Toronto FC’s BMO Field and the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

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Accommodation

UCFB has partnered with Unite Students at both the Wembley and Etihad campus to ensure students have access to comfortable and secure accommodation close to both campuses. 

Arch View House at First Way, Wembley and Mill Point, Manchester, are available for students studying at UCFB in 2021/2022.

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To watch a virtual tour of the accommodation on offer at Arch View House at First Way, please click the below.

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Global hubs & sports summits

Each year our global hubs hosts an annual Global Sports Summit, bringing together UCFB students, alumni and leading sports industry professionals in some of the most advanced sports and entertainment venues in the world.

These immersive sports experiences will be based around tailored talks and workshops, featuring sports professionals from the pitch, from the boardroom and from behind the scenes of the sports industry, as well as cultural visits around each city and the opportunity to attend a live sporting event.

Hosted at Inter Miami CF StadiumNew York’s Red Bull Arena, Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Toronto FC’s BMO Field and the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), our Global Sports Summits enable groups of students and graduates to further enhance their knowledge of the international football and sports industry from professionals working at some of the biggest organisations in the sector.

This year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our Global Sports Summits were hosted virtually and available for all UCFB students and alumni.

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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 England manager Gareth Southgate, award-winning BBC Sport presenter Gabby Logan, former Manchester United captain Roy Keane and Belgium 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.

Read more about the Award in Football & Sports Leadership

Find out more about your bespoke journey at UCFB

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Career prospects & graduate success

UCFB are proud to announce that over 90% of current graduates are in employment and almost 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 upon graduation

Read about some of our inspiring alumni already working within the industry

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UCFB Academy

UCFB’s elite football academies based at our iconic campuses in Manchester and Wembley are tailored for elite level footballers who have recently been released from professional football clubs, or for those that possess an ability to play at a higher level.

The academies allow students to combine working within a professional football environment, led by UEFA qualified coaches, with a place on one of our unique undergraduate degrees in football or sport.

UCFB Academy, Manchester is available to male students and is based at Etihad Campus, whilst UCFB Academy, Wembley is available to female students and is located at our Wembley campus.

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Student finance

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 Student Room 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.

Clearing hotline opening hours

Call us on 03330161244

Weekdays until 10th August: 9am – 5pm

Tuesday 10th August: 8:30am - 9pm

Wednesday 11th August: 8:30am – 8pm

Thursday 12th August: 8am – 5:30pm

Friday 13th August: 8am – 5:30pm

Saturday 14th August: 10am – 4pm

Sunday 15th August: 10am – 4pm

Weekdays from 16th August until 27th August: 8am – 5:30pm

Be prepared, do your research and relax. Make sure you're making the right decision and you'll be fine!

Jess HamillUCFB Graduate
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