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Solent University (Southampton)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Solent University

Football Business Management with Football Foundation Year

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Course summary

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Hoping to study under some of the UK’s leading football academics? This one-year football foundation course will help prepare you to undertake a specialised football degree here at Southampton Solent University. You’ll spend the year working on fundamental academic research skills and begin to build a broad knowledge of the academic theories that relate to football studies. This foundation year, which is the only one of its kind in the UK, supplements Southampton Solent University’s portfolio of football related honours degrees. With over ten years of successful delivery, this course will provide you with the appropriate skills, knowledge and academic literacy required to progress onto the BA (Hons) Football Business Management degree course. The skills that you develop on this course will prepare you for degree-level study at the University, while the introduction to football will give you a strong base for any higher-level studies in football you may pursue in the future. This foundation year is ideally suited to students who are interested in studying one of our specialised football degrees but don’t quite meet the entry requirements. Graduates of this programme can progress directly into year one of a relevant degree. Students who have been out of education for a while may also benefit from the gentler introduction that this foundation year can provide.

Course details

Modules

Year one *Core units *Developing Professional Practice *Essentials of Employability *The Leisure Industry *Contemporary Issues Football Project *Football in the Contemporary World *Fundamentals of Football Activity

Assessment method

The course is assessed using a combination of continuous assessment, written reports, practical presentations and examinations.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeFBM3
Institution code S30
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Southampton Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Southampton Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or equivalent. We will consider mature students who have not recently undertaken a formal course of study at A-level, or equivalent, but can demonstrate relevant work or voluntary experience, that's indicative of their ability to complete the course successfully. We will also consider overseas applicants in an equivalent situation to UK students as outlined above, and who have been taught in English or have IELTS 5.5, or equivalent.
A level DD A minimum of two completed A-levels.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
AS In combination with other qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MP
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) M
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) A
Extended Project In combination with other qualifications.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma PPP
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma MP
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma MM
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma MM
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma D
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate In combination with other qualifications.
AQA Level 3 (Foundation) Technical Level (360 glh) D
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (540 glh) MM
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (720 glh) MP
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (1080 glh) PPP

IELTS minimum score of 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in each component of reading, writing, speaking and listening. TOEFL (IBT) minimum score of 71 overall with a minimum of 19 in each component of reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.55.5 overall with a minimum 5.0 in each individual component. If you are applying for a visa, you must have taken your IELTS at a registered SELT centre if studying below degree level.
TOEFL (iBT)7171 with a minimum of 19 in each individual component. Please note that TOEFL is only valid for EU students.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £11660 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

Football Business Management with Football Foundation Year at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS