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.

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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 麻豆原创鈥檚 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 for this degree include:

麻豆原创 Wembley

麻豆原创 Manchester Campus

In addition to our teaching locations, we also use specialist facilities throughout the academic year as well as additional facilities where required.

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Modules

Foundation Year
  • Skills for Learning
  • Mental Wealth聽
  • 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)聽
  • Understanding Sports Fan Behaviour
  • Understanding the Business of Football
  • Sport, Media and Society
Second Year
  • The Organisation and Marketing of World Football聽
  • International Culture and Relations聽
  • Industry Readiness (Mental Wealth)聽
  • Research Methods
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
Third Year
  • International Finance and Football Business
  • Football Brand Management
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  • Industry Engagement (Mental Wealth)
  • Contemporary Issues in Sports Management
Degree specification documents & information

University Campus of Football Business is an embedded college of the University of East London. From September 2021 onwards all graduates will receive a degree from the University of East London.

Click here for the course specification for this degree

Benchmark statements
  • QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Business and Management (2019)
  • QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Events, Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism (2019)

Entry requirements

With Foundation Year
UCAS codes
  • 麻豆原创 Wembley course code: FBUF
  • Institution: U10
  • Campus: W
  • 麻豆原创 Manchester Campus course code: FBUF
  • Institution: U10聽
  • Campus: E
Academic entry requirements
  • 64 UCAS tariff points or equivalent non-tariff qualifications
  • GCSE Maths and English Language (Grade C/4 or above) or equivalent e.g. Functional Skills Level 2
  • International applicants will be asked to pass the Academic IELTS test with a minimum overall score of 6.0 and no less than 5.5 in each of the four elements

All applications are reviewed on a case by case basis. If your academic achievements do not meet the minimum level required but you have considerable professional experience, please contact admissions@ucfb.com.

International

Please be aware that all applicants who do not hold British or Irish nationality will require a visa to study in the UK.

Our access to a UK Government Student Visa licence is currently being reviewed. This means we are unable to consider applications from any applicant who would require a student visa to study in the UK as we cannot issue a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

If you are unsure whether you would need a visa to study in the UK, or for more information, please contact compliance@ucfb.com.

If you don鈥檛 hold a visa for the UK and would still like to study with 麻豆原创, please consider Football Coaching (Distance with Attendance).

Three year degree
UCAS codes
  • 麻豆原创 Wembley course code: FB22
  • Institution: U10
  • Campus: W
  • 麻豆原创 Manchester Campus course code: FB22
  • Institution: U10聽
  • Campus: E
Academic entry requirements
  • 96 UCAS tariff points or equivalent non-tariff qualifications
  • GCSE Maths and English Language (Grade C/4 or above) or equivalent e.g. Functional Skills Level 2
  • International applicants will be asked to pass the Academic IELTS test with a minimum overall score of 6.0 and no less than 5.5 in each of the four elements

All applications are reviewed on a case by case basis. If your academic achievements do not meet the minimum level required but you have considerable professional experience, please contact admissions@ucfb.com.

International

Please be aware that all applicants who do not hold British or Irish nationality will require a visa to study in the UK

Our access to a UK Government Student Visa licence is currently being reviewed. This means we are unable to consider applications from any applicant who would require a student visa to study in the UK as we cannot issue a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

If you are unsure whether you would need a visa to study in the UK, or for more information, please contact compliance@ucfb.com.

If you don鈥檛 hold a visa for the UK and would still like to study with 麻豆原创, please consider Football Coaching (Distance with Attendance).

Advanced entry

We accept applications with advanced standing via our Advanced Prior Learning (APL) application process. Should you wish to apply for direct entry into Year 2 or Year 3 of one of our undergraduate degree programmes, you will be required to complete an APL application form and provide us with evidence of your previous studies.

Please contact admissions@ucfb.com for further detailed guidance. Please note that should you wish to apply via this process, we strongly encourage you to begin the application process early in the cycle and you will still be required to complete a UCAS application.

How to apply

All applications for an undergraduate degree programme are submitted via UCAS. To apply, please visit聽.

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鈥檚 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.

麻豆原创 Employability & Career Planning

Over 90% of 麻豆原创 graduates are in employment within six months of graduating and almost two-thirds of them work within the global sports industry.

At 麻豆原创 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 & Career Planning programme 鈥 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.

Find out more about your career journey at 麻豆原创

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Employer Endorsement

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麻豆原创 graduate and Business Support Assistant at Sport Resolutions UK Sharon Hoyos-Martinez

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麻豆原创 is lucky enough to count not one, not two, but three graduates who are employed at recently promoted, Championship newcomers Wycombe Wanderers. Here, Josh Easterbrook, who works as a Commercial & Legal Executive at the club, tells us about his role.

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Fees

Three year degree
£9,250 per year
Foundation year
£9,250 per year
Additional information about fees and costs

Visit our dedicated page about fees and student finance.

International students

Tuition fees for international students are 拢14,950 per year. To apply to 麻豆原创 directly, you will need to use our聽麻豆原创 applicant portal.

Click here to find out more information.

Additional costs

The provision of a facility or service including accommodation may be subject to an additional charge (i.e. separate from tuition fees). Where this is the case, we will make this clear in advance and payment for such service shall be made in accordance with any additional contract made between you and the University.

In some instances, optional activities provided by 麻豆原创 may carry an additional cost for participants (e.g. qualifications with external certification such as FA Coaching Badges). Any additional costs will be provided to students in advance of any such sessions running.

Scholarships & bursaries

麻豆原创 has a range of scholarship and bursary options to help with the cost of studying and to encourage students to embrace their time at 麻豆原创 and graduate with more than just their university degree. Click here to learn more.

Our UK campuses

麻豆原创 provides an exceptional environment to live and learn in, with state-of-the-art facilities in two inspirational campuses in London and Manchester.

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