We have created this portal to showcase everything about GIS and our unique Master’s degree programmes.

An introduction from our Head of Future Students

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An introduction from Sharona Friedman


A world first in higher education, the University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) offers unique university degrees focused on a career in the football and sports industry.

UCFB degrees have been developed by the industry, for the industry with an international academic team that combine experience within industry and academia. 

Please click the degree titles below for more information on each programme, including: modules, entry requirements and career prospects.

Master's Degrees
MSc Football Business (on campus & online)

The MSc Football Business qualification is designed for those who wish to develop an appreciation of key areas shaping the current landscape of the football industry. The programme provides opportunities to engage in different aspects of football business including areas such as governance and regulation, consumer engagement, operational management and business development.

Discover more about MSc Football Business.

Discover more about MSc Football Business (Online).

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MA Football Coaching (Blended)

The multi-faceted world of football requires modern football coaches to have highly developed skills and an in-depth knowledge of the principles of football coaching.

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MSc Football Coaching & Analysis

This programme will take an in-depth look at the numbers that make the game tick, alongside theoretical and practical coaching disciplines. It will enable students to develop a systematic and in-depth understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights for the advanced study of football coaching and analysis.

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MSc Football Communications & Digital Marketing

It is now essential to understand digital viewing trends, social media audiences and how to plan engaging and effective digital media coverage for an ever demanding fan base. The MSc Football Communications & Digital Marketing degree programme is designed for graduates and industry practitioners with a keen interest in football and sport.

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MSc International Sport Management & MSc Sport Management

UCFB’s unique MSc International Sport Management degree provides an unparalleled educational and experiential opportunity for aspiring sports leaders. This pioneering programme has been developed as a transformational journey suited for graduates of all disciplines, as well as for current professionals working within various sectors of the sport industry, for example in management, marketing or operations.

Find out more about MSc International Sport Management

Find out more about MSc Sport Management

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MSc International Sport Management (Online)

UCFB’s unique MSc International Sport Management degree provides an unparalleled educational and experiential opportunity for aspiring sports leaders. This pioneering programme has been developed as a transformational journey suited for graduates of all disciplines, as well as for current professionals working within various sectors of the sport industry, for example in management, marketing or operations. Discover more.

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MSc Sports Directorship

The MSc Sports Directorship will qualify you for one of the most important roles today in modern global sport, that of Sporting Director, and critically, will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience to equip you to sit in a strategic leadership role in a sporting organisation. This two-year part-time course teaches a unique curriculum, tailored to meet the real demands of leading sports organisations. Discover more.

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Campus Facilities

We understand it is difficult for students to visit us on campus at the moment so our Future Students Team have put together a short tour to show you all of our pioneering facilities.

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Wembley facilities

With the iconic Wembley Stadium at its heart, our Wembley campus provides a truly inspiring learning environment with world-class facilities in one of the most exciting cities in the world. 

Facilities available at Wembley include:

  • Wembley Stadium - the heart of GIS' Wembley campus;
  • The Hive, London - home to UCFB's Undergraduate Women's Academy;
  • Bridge Park Community Leisure Centre - is a multi-sport leisure centre;
  • The Drum Theatre & Conference Centre - Located directly opposite Wembley Stadium, The Drum is a contemporary events space at the heart of the regeneration of Brent. As well as modern event areas, the facility offers onsite catering and benefits from its great accessibility to central London;
  • Vale Farm Sports Centre - Just a short walk from North Wembley Underground station (Bakerloo), Vale Farm features a number of facilities including a 3G football pitch, tennis courts, a state-of-the-art gym and sports hall for numerous sporting activities;
  • UCFB Study Hub - a modern student facility includes a library, study hub and social space, as well as pastoral and learning support drop-in services;
  • Purushottam Mahal Sports Hall - Part of the Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Complex in Kingsbury, the sports hall is just a short walk from Kingsbury Underground Station (Jubilee);
  • Forum House – the home of the UCFB Study Hub, library, media suite and contemporary lecture theatres;
  • Crescent House – features modern learning spaces;
  • Hendon FC – home to various UCFB football teams and practical and theoretical teaching space for coaching programmes.
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Etihad Campus facilities

Etihad Campus is our state-of-the-art campus devoted to the football industry in the heart of Manchester – one of the world’s most famous footballing cities with a thriving student population.

Facilities available at Etihad Campus include:

  • Etihad Stadium - The 55,000 capacity Etihad Stadium sits at the heart the Etihad Campus;
  • Manchester Sports Village, Belle Vue - the teaching location for all non-football students at UCFB Etihad Campus;
  • Curzon Ashton - UCFB utilises the facilities available at Curzon Ashton including a 3G pitch;
  • National Basketball Centre - The National Basketball Centre, located next to Manchester Sports Village, boasts three courts with markings for basketball and netball. It also includes a leisure centre, dance studio and community gym;
  • UCFB Study Hub @ Piccadilly Place – Located directly opposite Piccadilly Station and in the heart of Manchester, this brand new modern student facility;
  • Manchester Regional Arena – an eight-lane track and field arena with capacity for 6,500 spectators. The space was originally used as a warm-up area during the 2002 Commonwealth Games;
  • National Squash Centre – the home England Squash and Manchester Squash Club;
  • Manchester Tennis & Football Centre – a mix of six indoor and three outdoor courts fully floodlit to LTA standards, along with three 5-a-side 3G football pitches;
  • The National Speedway Stadium – home to Belle Vue Aces and a number of teaching spaces;
  • The National Cycling Centre – one of the world’s finest and fastest board tracks, home of British Cycling and the UK’s only permanent indoor BMX track;
  • Ten Acres Lane Sports Complex – home of the National Taekwondo Centre. Facility also provides a modern 3G football pitch.

UCFB Online Hub

For those looking to study their degree online, the UCFB Online Hub is an easy-to-use platform, available on mobile, tablet and desktop, and designed with working professionals in mind. This allows you the flexibility to study on days of the week and times of the day that accommodate your other commitments within the deadlines of your programme.

In addition to this, the Hub also acts as the primary learning resource for all GIS Online & Blended students.

Click here to learn more about the UCFB Online Hub

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Online Masters student Mihir talks the benefits of studying online alongside full time role with MLS

Global Study Hubs

From the 2020/21 academic year all GIS students, including those studying online, and alumni 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.

To find out more about UCFB's unique global study hubs, click here.

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UCFB's global study hubs


UCFB has partnered with two excellent accommodation providers to ensure students have access to comfortable and secure halls of residence close to both campuses.

Unite Students 1st Way, Wembley, and Liberty Point, Manchester, are available for students studying at UCFB in 2020/21.

UCFB Wembley Accommodation

UCFB has partnered with Unite Students 1st Way to offer UCFB Wembley students vibrant, safe and centrally-located student accommodation in the heart of Wembley.


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For more information, to book an accommodation viewing, or to reserve your room, click here.

UCFB Etihad Campus Accommodation

UCFB has partnered with Liberty Point to offer UCFB Etihad Campus students vibrant, safe and centrally-located student accommodation in the heart of Manchester.

For more information, to book an accommodation viewing, or to reserve your room, click here.

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*Please be aware that the 2021 accommodation information is being confirmed, these handouts are purely for example only.

Learn more about your Support Services

If you would like to learn more about your student support services, we have put together a series of short videos which you can watch below.

These videos are everything you need to know about each subject area!

Scholarships & Bursaries

Means-tested bursaries are intended to assist undergraduate applicants who genuinely require financial assistance with the cost of studying. Means-tested bursaries are available for students at UCFB Wembley and UCFB Etihad Campus.

A large number of scholarships are also available recognising a variety of achievements such as outstanding female applicants, aspiring media personnel and elite athletes.

Our scholarships are available to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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Scholarships & Bursaries
Student Services

The Student Services Team is here to support you across a wide range of areas throughout your studies at GIS, offering personal and academic support.

Learning Support
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Library and Information Services
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Pastoral Support
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Students' Union

The Students’ Union’s role is to represent GIS students and make your time here as exciting and rewarding as possible. The SU is also responsible for student involvement around each campus, such as planning unforgettable social events and being the student voice and point of contact with senior management.

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Students' Union
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A glimpse of a typical freshers' week at UCFB
Athletic Union

The UCFB Athletic Union enables students to take part in a number of sports during their time here, whether competitive or recreational. We have teams across both campuses for male and female students, including football, rugby, squash and basketball, with more sports being added all the time.

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Employability & Enrichment

At GIS we are dedicated to maximising the career opportunities of all of our students. In addition to your degree, you will have opportunities to gain industry-relevant work experience, hear from inspirational guest speakers and network with industry professionals around the world.

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Employability & Enrichment Opportunities
Career Prospects

Our unique three-fold learning model spans beyond the classroom to maximise student career prospects. In addition to your degree, you will have opportunities to bring the theory to life by hearing from inspirational guest speakers and apply it through industry-relevant work experience.

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Kick off your career in football & sport with UCFB
UCFB Award in Football & Sports Leadership

UCFB empowers its students to build on their personal, professional and academic journey at UCFB and ultimately build towards their career upon graduation. Students will be awarded a gold, silver or bronze award depending how many sessions and enrichment programmes they attend during their time at UCFB. Each of a student’s three academic years carry a different level of engagement requirements to attain the award.

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UCFB Award in Football & Sports Leadership
Work Placements

The unique opportunities available at GIS to undertake work placements within the football and sports industry will enable you to develop your skills and knowledge further, while experiencing first-hand what it’s like to work in this fast-paced and exciting environment. This means you will have the opportunity to graduate from GIS with not only a fantastic university degree, but also an impressive CV with a number of important work experiences under your belt.

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Student placements & work experience
Executive Guest Speaker Series

Students at GIS have the opportunity to learn from senior practitioners in the football and sports business.

In our Executive Guest Speaker Series, guest speakers visit GIS to deliver lectures to students on an area of their expertise and to answer questions.

Previous guest speakers include England manager Gareth Southgate, Manchester United legend Roy Keane and Sky Sports presenter Hayley McQueen.

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Watch UCFB's exclusive interview with Roy Keane

Graduate Success Stories

We’re proud that 90% of our graduates are in employment within six months of graduation, with nearly two-thirds working in sport – far above sports graduate averages.

Click here to view some of our graduate success stories

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Graduate success stories
Chat to an existing GIS student

At GIS, we have students studying on campus and online using the UCFB Online Hub.

Do you have a question about a degree programme or student life?

Send a message to one of our friendly student ambassadors to find out more about their life at GIS Wembley and GIS Etihad Campus.

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