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.

At UCFB we are dedicated to the delivery of ground-breaking undergraduate degree programmes in the strategic, operational and business facets of the football business and wider sport and events industries.

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Our range of degree programmes span this multi-billion pound industry and the many career opportunities that exist within it. From media to coaching, marketing to finance, and events management to psychology, these dedicated sports industry programmes will help set students up for a long, successful career in an industry they have a passion for.

Undergraduate degrees

At UCFB we are dedicated to the delivery of ground-breaking undergraduate degree programmes in the strategic, operational and business facets of the football and sports industry.

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

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.

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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

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?

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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

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

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BA (Hons) Football Coaching & Talent Development
  • Entry Criteria: 128 UCAS points and an FA Level 2 Coaching Award
  • Location: UCFB Etihad Campus

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, Manchester Sports Village (Belle Vue)

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, Manchester Sports Village (Belle Vue)

    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.

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BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching
  • Entry Criteria: 96 UCAS points
  • Location: UCFB Wembley, Manchester Sports Village (Belle Vue)

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

    When the English Premier League increased the number of matches available for live broadcast from 154 to 168 per season for the 2016-19 period, the price was approximately £10.2 million per match, totalling in excess of £5 billion overall.

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

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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BSc (Hons) Sports Psychology
  • Entry Criteria: 112 UCAS points
  • Location: UCFB Wembley

    Athletes learn to motivate themselves in ways that they believe will improve performance, replacing self-doubt with positive thoughts. With proven results, the demand for sport-specific psychologists is greater than ever.

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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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Attend a UCFB Open Day

UCFB's Open Day experience is like no other. At our Open Days you will meet and hear from our hugely experienced academic team, get the chance to speak to our staff and current students and tour the magnificent surroundings which will be your academic home for three years.

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UCFB Award in Football & Sports Leadership

All on-campus students have the opportunity to take part in the UCFB Award in Football & Sports Leadership, a selection of personal, professional and academic development opportunities. The award includes access to our Executive Guest Speaker Series and an array of work experience opportunities. Find out more below or on our dedicated Award in Football and Sports Leadership page.

Work experience opportunities

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.

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UCFB's 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.

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Career prospects

UCFB are proud to announce that an incredible 90% of current graduates are in employment and 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.

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Graduate success stories

At UCFB an incredible 90% of 2017 graduates are in employment within six months of graduation and almost two thirds of those graduates are working within the football and sports industry. Graduates work at the likes of The Football Association, Manchester United, Leicester City, the Rugby Football League and EDP Soccer in the US.

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Our unique learning model

Our unique learning model

At the UCFB we pride ourselves on providing students with a stimulating curriculum in a unique environment.

We believe our world first approach to higher education gives our students the best possible chance of a successful career in the football and sports industry. What makes our education experience work so well is down to three key components: what we teach, where we teach and how we teach.

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UCFB global study hubs

New York’s Red Bull Arena, Atlanta’s brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Toronto FC’s BMO Field and the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) play host to UCFB’s global study hubs, enabling students and graduates to enhance their knowledge and expertise of the international sports industry.

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Learn. Achieve. Inspire.

We believe our world first approach to higher education gives our students the best possible chance of a successful career in the football and sports industry.

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Our campuses

UCFB is proud to include world-famous stadiums and surrounding venues among its numerous state-of-the-art campus facilities.

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UCFB degree programmes

A world first in higher education, UCFB offers unique university degrees focused on a career in the football and sports industry.

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