We have created this portal to showcase everything about UCFB, for those that are unable to attend our events in person, whether you intend to study an undergraduate or postgraduate on-campus degree or a unique online programme.

UCFB Virtual Open Day

An introduction from our Head of Future Students

An introduction from Sharona Friedman

Campus Facilities

At UCFB our state-of-the-art campuses are located in two of the UK's most vibrant cities, London and Manchester, and have the iconic Wembley and Etihad stadiums at their heart.

UCFB Wembley

With the iconic Wembley Stadium at its heart, our UCFB 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 UCFB Wembley include:

  • Wembley Stadium - the heart of UCFB 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 a practical and theoretical teaching space for coaching programmes.
UCFB Etihad Campus

UCFB 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 UCFB 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

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 UCFB Online & Blended students.

Click here to learn more about the UCFB Online Hub

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

Global Study Hubs

From the 2019/20 academic year all UCFB 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.

UCFB's global study hubs

Degrees

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.

Undergraduate Degrees
BA (Hons) Football Business & Finance

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. Discover more.

Wembley

 

BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing

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. On this degree you will gain an understanding of football business and be introduced to concepts such as business models, management, business planning and return on investment by our expert academics. Discover more.

Wembley

Etihad

BA (Hons) Football Business & Media

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. Discover more.

Wembley

Etihad

BA (Hons) Football Coaching & Management

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. Discover more.

Etihad

BA (Hons) Football Coaching & Talent Development

This programme reflects the needs of the football industry by understanding strategies used around the world, relating theory to practice, and gives students the knowledge and skills to work in youth development departments at clubs domestically and overseas. 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. Discover more.

Etihad

BA (Hons) International Football Business

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. You will study the key drivers which fuel this rapid growth, including the nature of ‘fandom’, the development of the international football and sports industries and the implications of cultural differences linked to commercial deals. An understanding of how to bid for international events will also form part of this degree programme. Discover more.

Wembley 

BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism

On this degree programme, students will learn a range of digital and social media skills which enable sports journalists to tell stories across a range of platforms to reach a global audience. Discover more.

Wembley

Etihad 

BA (Hons) Physical Education

This programme combines the complex practical and theoretical demands of the subject and provides guidance in allowing you to become an effective leader and educator. Discover more.

Wembley

Etihad 

BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching

This programme is ideal for those looking for experience and understanding of the world of business and sport and to develop as a manager. It provides a unique learning experience and the opportunity to live, learn and develop within the live operations of a professional sports environment by our UEFA qualified coaches, some of whom have previously coached at the academies of leading Premier League clubs. Discover more.

Wembley

Etihad 

BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Broadcasting

Ideal for those seeking to work in the fast-growing, exciting sports broadcasting industry, this degree is designed for those aspiring for a career either in front of or behind the camera. Learning from UCFB’s experienced practitioners, this course will help you understand practices both on the field and in the studio. Discover more.

Wembley

BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Law

This degree links the commercial and legal aspects of sports business, through varied learning such as field trips to the likes of the Supreme Court and workshop masterclasses with sports law specialists. Discover more.

Wembley 

BSc (Hons) Sports Psychology

This degree combines contemporary and traditional areas of research and theory in sports psychology with the principles and skills of management within the football and sports industries. Discover more.

Wembley

BA (Hons) Stadium & Events Management

On this degree programme, you will cover core topics such as event planning and event design, as well as the key event components of marketing, finance and event legislation. This programme provides the unique opportunity to study the intricacies of stadium and events management within a world-class sport and entertainment venue. Discover more.

Wembley

BA (Hons) Football Coaching (Blended)

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

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).

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.

Find out more

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.

Find out more

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.

Find out more

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

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.

Admissions

Undergraduate admissions
Master's Admissions

Employability & Enrichment

At UCFB 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.

 

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.

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.

UCFB Award in Football & Sports Leadership
Work Placements

The unique opportunities available at UCFB 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 UCFB with not only a fantastic university degree, but also an impressive CV with a number of important work experiences under your belt.

Student placements & work experience
Executive Guest Speaker Series

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

In our Executive Guest Speaker Series, guest speakers visit UCFB 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.

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

Graduate success stories

Finance & Scholarships

Fees & Student Finance

For all 2020 undergraduate and postgraduate tuition fees, and information on how to apply for student finance, click here.

Undergraduate Student Finance

Postgraduate Student Finance

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.

Scholarships & Bursaries

Click here to find out more about UCFB's scholarships & bursaries

Accommodation

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.

Student Services

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

Learning Support

 

Library and Information Services
Pastoral Support

 

Athletic & Students' Union

Students' Union

The Students’ Union’s role is to represent UCFB 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.

Students' Union
Students' Union
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.

Athletic Union
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Contact Us

Future Students Team

Our dedicated team are available to provide personal support for you. Support ranges from application advice and information about UCFB, to visits to one of our iconic campuses.

Meet the team

Join a live webinar

We hold live webinars for all prospective students and offer holders, whether you are interested in studying an on-campus undergraduate degree, postgraduate degree or an online postgraduate degree. Webinars can be a great way to learn more about UCFB before visiting us for an Open Day.

Book onto one of our upcoming webinars

Chat to a student ambassador

Send a message to one of our friendly student ambassadors, or read their blogs to find out more about their life at UCFB.

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Follow us on social media

To keep up to date with the latest news and events from around UCFB, follow us on the following social media platforms.

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We also host a fortnightly Q&A on our Instagram so keep your eyes peeled as you'll be able to ask questions live to the whole UCFB team.