Football Business (With Foundation Year) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

We offer three football-related pathways (business, coaching or studies) where you choose your preferred specialism after your first year. This course focuses on the business of football, exploring areas such as economic impact; investment in facilities; community programmes; marketing; and management. You learn the academic theory related to the football, sport and leisure, and apply your knowledge to industry-related scenarios and real-world simulations, with opportunities for placements including with our official Education Partners, Luton Town FC. Foundation Year In the Foundation year you will study three days per week. The focus will be on academic writing skills and numeracy, plus subject-specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree. It provides a balance between content related to your chosen subject and the range of wider skills required for undergraduate study. This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will be required to pass the foundation year in order to progress to the first year of your degree. This course is ideal for those who do not meet our standard entry requirements or those with a non-standard educational background. It will allow you to graduate with a full undergraduate degree in your chosen subject in four years. Facilities and Specialist Equipment

  • External 4G sports pitches.
  • Sports arena.
  • Purpose-built strength and conditioning facility.
  • Free gym and Olympic weight room.
  • Multi-use games areas.
  • Sports therapy and rehabilitation centre with a sports injury clinic, open to staff, students and external athletes/clients.
  • Sports massage rooms.
Partnerships and Collaborations
  • We are official education partners of Luton Town FC, and collaborate with other football clubs and organisations across the region, giving you the opportunity to put your learning into practice through work placements.
  • We are also a Higher Education Partner of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).
Your Student Experience
  • Gain a wide perspective of the sports and football industries, exploring sport and physical activity; sport management; and working in sport.
  • Learn from top-class professionals within the field, working with governing bodies such as the FA, UEFA and FIFA as well as experts from professional football teams.
  • Take part in behind-the-scenes tours and match-day experiences to football clubs such as Luton Town FC and MK Dons as well as local football organisations and non-league clubs.
  • Opportunities for placements through our official partnership with Luton Town FC and other local football organisations.
  • Field trips include St George’s Park, Burton-on-Trent, the home of England Football, and football clubs around the country.
  • Our Bedford campus is a small, thriving academic community where academic staff get to know you well.
  • You also have the support of your own personal academic tutor who will guide and support you throughout your student journey.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Thursday 17 August 08:00-20:00 Friday 18 August 08:00-20:00 Saturday 19 August 10.00–16.00 Sunday 20 August 10.00–16.00 Monday 21 August 09.00–17.00 Tuesday 22 August 09.00–17.00 Wednesday 23 August 09.00–17.00 Thursday 24 August 09.00–17.00 Friday 25 August 09.00–17.00 Open Day Bookings here: Apply Online here:

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Football Business (With Foundation Year) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS