For those unable to attend our live virtual events, we have created this portal to showcase everything about UCFB and our unique Undergraduate degree programmes.

An introduction from our Head of Future Students

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An introduction from Sharona Friedman

Our undergraduate degrees

Our Academic Team have recorded their Open Day presentations so you can learn more about the modules, assessment methods, work experience and career pathways for your chosen degree programme.

As a reminder, the University of East London (UEL) will be the new validating partner for all UCFB degrees, beginning with our 2021 student intake.

Together with the University of East London, we are taking the opportunity to review and reinvigorate our curriculum. You can find our proposed modules on the degree page. Simply select the degree and navigate to the modules section.

Please note, these modules are planned for delivery on the programme beginning in September 2021, but are still to be confirmed at a validation event beforehand. We will email all applicants to confirm these modules as soon as we have received final approval ahead of the course starting in September 2021.

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

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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

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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

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Etihad

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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

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Etihad

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Etihad

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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

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Etihad

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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

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Etihad

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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Campus Tours

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.

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UCFB Wembley facilities

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.
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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.

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.

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 Unite Students Mill Point to offer all UCFB Etihad 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.

Chat to current UCFB students

UCFB students study in campuses that have two of the most iconic stadiums in the world at their heart; Wembley Stadium, London, and the Etihad Stadium, Manchester.

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 UCFB Wembley and UCFB Etihad Campus.

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Learn more about our admissions process, student finance & life at UCFB

Student finance & scholarships

For all 2021 undergraduate tuition fees, and information on how to apply for student finance, click here.

Undergraduate Student Finance

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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.

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Undergraduate Scholarships and Bursaries | UCFB Virtual Open Day
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Scholarships & Bursaries | UCFB Virtual Open Day

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

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.

Useful links:

Learning Support
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Library & Information Services
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Pastoral Support
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Students' & Athletic Union
Student 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.

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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 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.

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Careers & Alumni

At UCFB we pride ourselves on the employability of our industry-ready graduates and the success they go on to enjoy in their chosen careers. Our graduates work in the Premier League, at governing bodies and community clubs around the world, utilising their knowledge and skills across the hundreds of roles available within the football and sports industry.

Here are a few of our alumni sharing their stories to showcases their success in the world of football and sport...

Ben Friend
UCFB alumni Ben Friend UCFB graduate and Event Manager at The Football Association
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Hayley Reed
UCFB alumni Hayley Reed UCFB graduate and Marketing Executive at Chelsea FC
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Alexander Brown
UCFB alumni Alexander Brown UCFB graduate and Video Producer at The Football Association
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Saad Wadia
UCFB alumni Saad Wadia UCFB graduate and Co-Founder and Director of Avalon Sports Group
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Amy O’Connor
UCFB alumni Amy O’Connor UCFB graduate and Sponsorship & Partnership Account Manager at Watford FC
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Wesley McGrath
UCFB alumni Wesley McGrath Graduate and Advanced Centre Coach at MK Dons
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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
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