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 Etihad Campus • Etihad Stadium 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. 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. The UCFB Employability & Enrichment Programme 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 & Enrichment 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.
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; and Entrepreneurship. Third Year: International Finance and Football Business; Football Brand Management; Professional Project; Industry Engagement (Mental Wealth); and Contemporary Issues in Sports Management.
Modules will be assessed in a variety of ways: Presentation; Group Presentation; Essay; Podcast; Report; Reflective Journal; Business Plan; Exam; and Project Document.
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
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- UCFB Wembley
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
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]
Additional entry requirements
Applicants should have a strong GCSE profile, including English at Grade 4 or Grade C, or equivalent and Maths at Grade 4 or Grade C.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||A minimum of 5.5 required in each specific band.|
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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Scholarships and 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