Degree overview

The role of sports science is perhaps the biggest innovation ever in terms of how sports performance is measured across teams and individuals. Numbers and statistics are now trusted and valued more than ever by those who work at the highest reaches of the industry.

The programme looks at how science and traditional coaching are merged, the psychology of performance and how to ensure the mental wellbeing of athletes.

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BSc Sports Coaching Science reflects the increasing use of statistics and measurements to develop players and athletes. Learn to develop a high performance environment, analyse performance and get the best out of your players. 

Teaching locations for this degree include:

UCFB Wembley
Wembley Stadium

• Arch View House
The Hive, London

UCFB Manchester Campus
Manchester Sports Village, Belle Vue
UCFB Study Hub @ Piccadilly Place
Curzon Ashton FC
National Cycling Centre

In addition to our teaching locations, we also use specialist facilities throughout the academic year as well as additional facilities where required.

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Modules

First Year
  • Fundamental of Sports Coaching
  • Introduction to Scientific Coaching Principles
  • Industry Competencies (Mental Wealth)
  • Coaching in the Education and the Community
  • Skills Acquisition for Sports Coaching
  • Foundations of the Psychology of Sport, Exercise and Performance
Second Year
  • Talent Development and Scouting
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Industry Readiness (Mental Wealth)
  • Research Methods
  • Coaching in Education Settings
  • Application of Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology
Third Year
  • High Performance Coaching
  • Applied Coaching Science
  • Professional Project
  • Industry Engagement (Mental Wealth)
  • Performance Analysis
Degree specification documents & information

University Campus of Football Business is an embedded college of the University of East London. All graduates will receive a degree from the University of East London.

Click here for the full course specification

Benchmark statements
  • QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Events, Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism (2019)

Visit the QAA website to access each of these benchmark statements.

Entry requirements

With foundation year
UCAS codes
  • UCFB Manchester Campus course code: SCSF
  • Institution: U10 
  • Campus: E
Academic entry requirements
  • 64 UCAS tariff points or equivalent non-tariff qualifications
  • GCSE Maths and English Language (Grade C/4 or above) or equivalent e.g. Functional Skills Level 2
  • International applicants will be asked to pass the Academic IELTS test with a minimum overall score of 6.0 and no less than 5.5 in each of the four elements

All applications are reviewed on a case by case basis. If your academic achievements do not meet the minimum level required but you have considerable professional experience, please contact admissions@ucfb.com.

International

Please be aware that all applicants who do not hold British or Irish nationality will require a visa to study in the UK.

Our access to a UK Government Student Visa licence is currently being reviewed. This means we are unable to consider applications from any applicant who would require a student visa to study in the UK as we cannot issue a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

If you are unsure whether you would need a visa to study in the UK, or for more information, please contact compliance@ucfb.com.

If you don’t hold a visa for the UK and would still like to study with UCFB, please consider Football Coaching (Distance with Attendance).

Three Year Degree
UCAS codes
  • UCFB Manchester Campus course code: SCSF
  • Institution: U10 
  • Campus: E
Academic entry requirements
  • 96 UCAS tariff points or equivalent non-tariff qualifications
  • GCSE Maths and English Language (Grade C/4 or above) or equivalent e.g. Functional Skills Level 2
  • International applicants will be asked to pass the Academic IELTS test with a minimum overall score of 6.0 and no less than 5.5 in each of the four elements

All applications are reviewed on a case by case basis. If your academic achievements do not meet the minimum level required but you have considerable professional experience, please contact admissions@ucfb.com.

International

Please be aware that all applicants who do not hold British or Irish nationality will require a visa to study in the UK.

Our access to a UK Government Student Visa licence is currently being reviewed. This means we are unable to consider applications from any applicant who would require a student visa to study in the UK as we cannot issue a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

If you are unsure whether you would need a visa to study in the UK, or for more information, please contact compliance@ucfb.com.

If you don’t hold a visa for the UK and would still like to study with UCFB, please consider Football Coaching (Distance with Attendance).

Advanced entry

We accept applications with advanced standing via our Advanced Prior Learning (APL) application process. Should you wish to apply for direct entry into Year 2 or Year 3 of one of our undergraduate degree programmes, you will be required to complete an APL application form and provide us with evidence of your previous studies.

Please contact admissions@ucfb.com for further detailed guidance. Please note that should you wish to apply via this process, we strongly encourage you to begin the application process early in the cycle and you will still be required to complete a UCAS application.

How to apply

All applications for an undergraduate degree programme are submitted via UCAS. To apply, please visit UCAS.com.

Career prospects

Career prospects for graduates of the BSc Sports Coaching Science degree programme at UCFB are diverse, ranging from coaching at grass roots to high performance level within your chosen sport. The programme also provides students with the skills and competencies to rise to senior managerial roles within the sports business and coaching world due to the management aspect of the degree.

UCFB Employability & Career Planning

Over 90% of UCFB graduates are in employment within six months of graduating and almost two-thirds of them work within the global sports industry.

At UCFB we bridge the gap between education and business, allowing a unique approach to education. We provide two curricula; the academic curriculum which encompasses exams and coursework and the Employability & Career Planning programme – a three year journey of professional and personal development.

This provides access to best-in-class industry guest speakers, additional qualifications and exceptional opportunities to apply for work experience placements to ensure our students graduate as well-rounded, empowered professionals.

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Mental Wealth

Each of our UCFB undergraduate degrees is underpinned by an embedded strand of learning and skills development, including a formalised a short work-placement opportunity, to better equip students for the 21st century workplace and enhance employability opportunities.

This allows students to develop a set of key transferrable skills to ensure they are ready for the modern workplace when they graduate, including emotional, social, physical, cultural and cognitive intelligence, digital proficiency, industry and community connections, and giving back to the community through projects and volunteering.

Every UCFB degree has one Mental Wealth module in each academic year to cover these skills, and our learning outcomes for all modules are closely mapped to these same competencies in order to maximise graduate's industry readiness and career opportunities.

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Fees

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£9,250
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Additional information about fees and costs

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Additional costs

The provision of a facility or service including accommodation may be subject to an additional charge (i.e. separate from tuition fees). Where this is the case, we will make this clear in advance and payment for such service shall be made in accordance with any additional contract made between you and UCFB.

In some instances, optional activities provided by UCFB may carry an additional cost for participants (e.g. qualifications with external certification such as FA Coaching Badges). Any additional costs will be provided to students in advance of any such sessions running.

UCFB students may also be asked for an additional contribution fee of £10-20 for trips.

Scholarships & bursaries

UCFB has a range of scholarship and bursary options to help with the cost of studying and to encourage students to embrace their time at UCFB and graduate with more than just their university degree. Click here to learn more.

Our UK campuses

UCFB provides an exceptional environment to live and learn in, with state-of-the-art facilities in two inspirational campuses in London and Manchester.

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