UCFB

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of East London

International Football Business

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Course summary

There are currently over one hundred stadia across the world under planning and/or construction. This degree programme will help you gain an understanding and research different international stadia, design processes, pitch construction, architectural challenges and other important factors such as health and safety constraints. You will cover topics such as international retailing, football infrastructures, the challenges of dealing with differing stakeholders, cultural differences and attitudes to corporate social responsibility. Lastly you will learn how to understand and formulate successful bids for global football competitions and events, and develop your operational understanding of sport law with an international perspective, such as international player transfers and migration. Football is a multi-billion-pound global industry, and the sport industry as a whole is growing faster than GDP both in emerging and mature economies. You will study the key drivers which fuel this rapid market growth including the nature of ‘fandom’, the development of the international football and sport industries, and the creation of a global strategy. There are over 200 member associations around world who each govern and manage football in their respective countries. Therefore, you will examine the international licencing schemes and regulations of organisations such as UEFA, CONCACAF and FIFA, along with the implications of cultural differences linked to commercial and sponsorship opportunities. To enrich your learning, there may be opportunities for work experience both in the UK and internationally between your second and third year. Furthermore, during your three years at UCFB, there may be opportunities to interact with global events at the likes of Wembley Stadium, enabling you to apply your knowledge and increase your competitive edge in the workplace. Your studies will provide you with an understanding of the broader global football industry and its history as well as contemporary challenges to provide a solid foundation for your degree. You will explore marketing in the football industry with an international perspective as well as an appraisal of the different types of league structures and franchises such as in the USA.

Modules

Year 1 Modules: Understanding International Football Business, Introduction to Football Law, Industry Competencies (Mental Wealth), Marketing and Communication, Financial Management Information Systems, Technical Directorship and Leadership Year 2 Modules: International Football Analysis, International Culture and Relations, Industry Readiness (Mental Wealth), Research Methods, Marketing, Technology and Innovation, Intermediate Financial Accounting Year 3 Modules: Strategic Management, International Football Law and Governance, Professional Project, International Events and Project Management, Industry Engagement (Mental Wealth)

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:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Applicants wishing to join the programme in Year 2/Level 5 should have passed Year 1/Level 4 of a demonstrably compatible programme.

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

Interview

Applicants who do not meet the programme's minimum entry requirements will be asked to attend an interview and assessment at a UCFB campus.


English language requirements

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

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

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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.

International Football Business at UCFB - UCAS