UCFB

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of East London

Football Business with Foundation Year

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Course summary

Football is a global, multi billion-pound business that shows no sign of slowing down. Bumper TV deals and huge transfer fees means more money than ever is flowing through the game, ensuring it’s vital that there are personnel ready to jump straight in and shape its future. Degree overview This programme is designed for those who wish to develop an appreciation of key areas shaping the current landscape of the football industry. The programme provides opportunities to engage in different aspects of football business including areas such as governance and regulation, fan engagement, operational management and business development. This course is available with a Foundation year for those who do not meet main entry requirements. Degree content This degree programme explores the world of football business, including finance, marketing, media, international football business and general applied sports management. BA (Hons) Football Business will explore the vast global football industry and use modern and historical examples of good and bad practice from the industry to add context and further understanding to your studies. As with many of UCFB’s degree programmes, the course will be underpinned by seminars, lectures, guest speaker sessions and work experience opportunities with a raft of leading industry partners, from national governing bodies to clubs and brands. Teaching locations UCFB Wembley • Wembley Stadium • Arch View House on First Way UCFB Manchester Campus • Exchange Quay In addition to our teaching locations, we also use specialist facilities throughout the academic year as well as additional facilities where required. Degree specifications University Campus of Football Business is an embedded college of the University of East London. All students who begin their three or four year undergraduate degrees with UCFB from September 2021 onwards will be awarded a degree from the University of East London upon successful graduation. The course specification for this degree will be available from late August 2021. Modules The modules below are planned for delivery on the programme beginning in September 2022, but are still to be confirmed at a validation event beforehand: Foundation: • Skills for Learning • Mental Wealth • Research Project • Contemporary Issues in Sport • Managing Football Operations and People • Introduction to Business and Management (Sport and Football) First Year • Principles of Marketing • Introduction to Football Finance • Industry Competencies (Mental Wealth) • Understanding Sports Fan Behaviour • Understanding the Business of Football • Sport, Media and Society Career prospects Football is a global, multi billion-pound business that shows no sign of slowing down. Bumper TV deals and huge transfer fees means more money than ever is flowing through the game, ensuring it’s vital that there are personnel ready to jump straight in and shape its future. Potential careers could span across agency, commercial, finance, marketing and business development roles within football.

Modules

Foundation Year: Skills for Learning; Mental Wealth; Research Project; Contemporary Issues in Sport; Managing Football Operations and People; Introduction to Business and Management (Sport and Football). First Year: Principles of Marketing; Introduction to Football Finance; Industry Competencies (Mental Wealth); Understanding Sports Fan Behaviour; Understanding the Business of Football; Sport, Media and Society. Second Year: The Organisation and Marketing of World Football; International Culture and Relations; Industry Readiness (Mental Wealth); Research Methods; Intermediate Financial Accounting; Entrepreneurship. Third Year: International Finance and Football Business; Football Brand Management; Professional Project; Industry Engagement (Mental Wealth); Contemporary Issues in Sports Management.

Assessment method

A range of assessment types are used across this course, as appropriate to each module. Assessment is predominantly continuous, employing items that will include academic essays, reports, presentations, portfolios, reflective writing, as well as practical broadcast outputs. Applied assessment tasks are used as far as possible to enable students to link theory with practice, thereby assessing knowledge and understanding alongside practical study-specific skills and key industry skills. Students with disabilities and/or particular learning needs should discuss assessments with the Course Leader, Module Leader and Seminar Leaders to ensure they are able to fully engage with all assessment within the course.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

Our access to an International Licence is currently being reviewed. This means we are unable to accept applications for anyone who requires a student visa to study in the UK as we cannot issue Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). If you are still unsure whether you would need a visa to study in the UK, or for more information, please contact [email protected].

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Other

Applicants are also expected to hold a GCSE grade C in Maths or English.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6A minimum of 5.5 required in each specific band.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £14950 Year 1
International £14950 Year 1

Additional fee information

Accommodation – as students are required to attend face-to-face classes as part of their course, they are expected to arrange their own appropriate living accommodation. Advice and the student housing application form are available through our website. Weekly accommodation costs range from £195 to £256. In some instances, optional Employability and Career Planning activities provided by UCFB may carry an additional cost for participants (e.g. qualifications with external certification such as FA Coaching Badges or STATS qualifications). Students will be notified of the details of any additional costs in advance of any such sessions running. Stationery equipment – paper and pens are required. Costs will vary dependent on individual student choice. Books, journals and periodicals – books will be available to access in the UCFB and UEL libraries. If students with to purchase books they can do so but this is not a requirement. Printing – printing credits are required to print documents on UCFB sites. Copies are 5p for black and white and 15p for colour. Students are expected to be in possession of a scientific calculator throughout their degree. Other additional costs will vary depending on a student’s individual needs.

Sponsorship information

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. Please see https://www.ucfb.ac.uk/ for information on tuition fees and funding opportunities at UCFB, including our Undergraduate Scholarships and Bursaries scheme.

Football Business with Foundation Year at UCFB - UCAS