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.

Our profile of pioneering on campus and blended undergraduate qualifications provide a gateway for those aspiring to pursue their ambitions of working in this exciting global multi-billion pound industry and enable those working within the industry to drive forward their career.

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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.

Your degree

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 law, 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

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.

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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

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.

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BA (Hons) Football Coaching (Blended)
  • Entry Criteria: 112 UCAS points
  • Location: Online blended delivery, UCFB Wembley & UCFB Etihad Campus

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

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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

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.

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BA (Hons) Football Coaching & Talent Development
  • Entry Criteria: 112 UCAS points
  • Location: UCFB Etihad Campus, UCFB Wembley

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, UCFB Etihad Campus

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, UCFB Etihad Campus

Teachers of physical education can teach across the world and are in great demand because physical education is a compulsory subject at every UK key stage in school. The current government aim is to increase activity levels both in and outside school, in order to combat obesity, build long term health and make physical activity a lifelong pursuit.

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BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching
  • Entry Criteria: 96 UCAS points
  • Location: UCFB Wembley, UCFB Etihad Campus

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, UCFB Etihad Campus

The English Premier League broadcasting rights for the 2019-22 period are now worth a record-breaking £9.2bn, with Sky, BT Sport and Amazon sharing the £5bn rights to UK coverage and every Premier League match now being shown overseas.

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

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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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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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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COVID-19 guidance

We are planning for a full return to face-to-face teaching from September 2021, in line with government guidance.

The health and safety of our students and staff is of paramount importance, whilst also ensuring that we continue to deliver a first-class experience throughout your time with UCFB.

Our approach will therefore be in line with the government guidance, as it has been throughout the pandemic. As it stands, the government roadmap indicates that we will be able to facilitate a full return to face-to-face teaching from September 2021, however we will be closely monitoring future announcements including the proposed next phase from 21st June. We are working closely with our academic and venue partners, and are ready for every eventuality and will update you throughout the summer.

Click here to read our updated COVID-19 guidance and FAQs list for prospective students.

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.

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To watch a virtual tour of the accommodation on offer at Arch View House at First Way, please click the below.

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Global hubs & sports summits

Each year our global hubs hosts an annual Global Sports Summit, bringing together UCFB students, alumni and leading sports industry professionals in some of the most advanced sports and entertainment venues in the world.

These immersive sports experiences will be based around tailored talks and workshops, featuring sports professionals from the pitch, from the boardroom and from behind the scenes of the sports industry, as well as cultural visits around each city and the opportunity to attend a live sporting event.

Hosted at Inter Miami CF StadiumNew York’s Red Bull Arena, Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Toronto FC’s BMO Field and the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), our Global Sports Summits enable groups of students and graduates to further enhance their knowledge of the international football and sports industry from professionals working at some of the biggest organisations in the sector.

This year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our Global Sports Summits were hosted virtually and available for all UCFB students and alumni.

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Employability & enrichment

In addition to the degree programmes, UCFB’s Employability & Enrichment programme of best-in-class executive guest speakers and exceptional work experience opportunities ensure UCFB students graduate as empowered individuals ready for the unique challenges these industries present.

Previous guest speakers have included England manager Gareth Southgate, award-winning BBC Sport presenter Gabby Logan, former Manchester United captain Roy Keane and Belgium manager Roberto Martinez.

UCFB empowers its students to build on their personal, professional and academic journey at UCFB and ultimately build towards their career upon graduation. Each programme that a student participates in counts as credits towards earning the exclusive UCFB Award in Football & Sports Leadership.

Read more about the Award in Football & Sports Leadership

Find out more about your bespoke journey at UCFB

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Career prospects & graduate success

UCFB are proud to announce that over 90% of current graduates are in employment and almost 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.

Find out more about your career prospects upon graduation

Read about some of our inspiring alumni already working within the industry

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UCFB Clearing guide

UCAS Clearing is an opportunity for you to make sure that you get a place on a degree programme that excites you at an institution that will help you to achieve all of your goals. At UCFB we have prepared a handy Clearing guide and FAQ to help you.

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