By having the opportunity to learn from the comfort of their own home, UCFB Online students are able to gain a further qualification to enhance their career prospects in a format that offers flexible hours and the chance to dictate their own work-life balance to fit around other commitments. These programmes are ideal for those who already work, or aspire to work, in senior positions within the sports industry, and offers the flexibility to allow participants to gain a Masters degree qualification around their busy lifestyle.

Students studying UCFB’s distinctive online Master’s degrees have the flexibility to start their degree programme at three different times of the year. MSc International Sport Management (Online) students are able to begin their studies in January, May or September, and MSc Football Business (Online) have the option of beginning their studies in January, June and September.

Our Online programmes are available through the UCFB Online Hub, which is accessible on mobile devices including tablets, phones, and laptops. The UCFB Online Hub also has an app which you can download to access the programme content. This means you can truly study while on the go and around your other commitments.

Applications to online degrees can be made by filling in our online application form.

Online degrees

MSc Football Business (Online)
MSc International Sport Management (Online)

Please visit one of the above pages for further details on our online programmes.

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Applications to Master's degrees can be made by filling in our online application form.

As part of the application process, we require the following documents:

  • Personal statement
  • Copy of transcripts of highest qualification achieved and English translations (if applicable)
  • One academic and one professional reference and English translation (if applicable)
  • Copy of proof of English language level e.g. Academic IELTS certificate (if applicable)

International applications should also include:

  • Copy of valid passport 
  • Copies of any previous or current UK visas

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If you are unable to attend any of our Master's events or would like to request more information, please call our Student Recruitment & Admissions team on 03332417333 or email us at


You will already hold a Bachelor’s degree with 2:1 classification in a sport-related degree. Applicants who hold a sport-related degree classification of 2:2 or below or, a non-sport related degree, or significant professional experience will be considered on a case by case basis and may be required to submit a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate sports management experience.

Students with relevant previous study at Master's level or with extensive experience may also be considered eligible.

Applicants will be expected to participate in and pass an academic led interview with senior members of the UCFB team, as well as submitting an outstanding personal statement and highly supportive academic and professional references.

Interviews can be held over Skype or, if based in the UK, at UCFB campuses. Successful applicants will be invited to attend one of our interview sessions following a review of their application.

Admissions/Selection criteria

  • Strong knowledge in the field of sports management suitable for Master's level academic work.
  • Evidence of engagement with professional and academic literature/publications relevant to CPD.
  • Ability to manage self-learning and professional duties where applicable.
  • Evidence of ability to manage work independently.
  • Proven track record of dealing with complex and multidisciplinary issues relevant to their chosen subject area.
Discover more about studying online

UCFB's choice of online Master's programmes allow students the chance to further their career ambitions and knowledge of the global sports industry from the comfort of their own home.

Online life