Degree overview

This programme is ideal for those looking for experience and understanding of the world of business and sport and to develop as a manager. It provides a unique learning experience and the opportunity to live, learn and develop within the live operations of a professional sports environment by our UEFA qualified coaches, some of whom have previously coached at the academies of leading Premier League clubs. This allows engagement and understanding across areas such as rehabilitation, physiotherapy, player acquisition and analysis. Studies will focus on the broad concepts involved in the sport business and surrounding industries.

This course is available with a Foundation year for those who do not meet main entry requirements. Please see 鈥楳odules鈥 and 鈥楨ntry Requirements鈥 sections on this page for further information, including UCAS codes.

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Degree content

You will develop your understanding of sports as a business and combine the opportunity to improve your coaching skills, long term athlete development and coaching pathways. You will explore different techniques for analysing performance including notational analysis and the use of technology to improve performance.

You will cover high performance coaching, with the opportunity to become a qualified STATS analyst; STATS is the global leader in sports analysis software. You will examine elite sports performance, gain an insight into leadership and management skills and develop an understanding of physical education and pedagogical issues.

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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Alumni Josh Arnold

The skills that I learnt during my degree throughout all the different units really helped me, such as talent identification, and coaching specific units where I鈥檝e learnt how to handle different age groups.

Josh Arnold麻豆原创 graduate and Sports Coach at Aldro Prep School for Boys

Modules

Foundation year
  • Skills for Learning
  • Mental Wealth
  • Research Project
  • Contemporary Issues in Sport
  • Theory of Coaching
  • Principles of Coaching
First Year
  • Fundamentals of Sports Coaching
  • Understanding Sports Business
  • Industry Competencies (Mental Wealth)
  • Coaching in Education and the Community
  • Understanding Sports Fan Behaviour
  • Development of Sport
Second Year
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Talent Development and Scouting
  • Industry Readiness (Mental Wealth)
  • Research Methods
  • Event Planning
  • Coaching in Education Settings
Third Year
  • High Performance Coaching
  • Leadership and Management
  • Professional Project
  • Industry Engagement (Mental Wealth)
  • Performance Analysis
Degree specification documents & information

University Campus of Football Business is an embedded college of the University of East London. All graduates will receive a degree from the University of East London.

Click here to download the course specification

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

Entry requirements

With Foundation Year
UCAS codes
  • 麻豆原创 Wembley course code: SBCF
  • Institution: U10
  • Campus: W
  • 麻豆原创 Manchester Campus course code: SBCF
  • Institution: U10
  • 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.听

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: SBC1
  • Institution: U10
  • Campus: W
  • 麻豆原创 Manchester campus course code: SBC1
  • Institution: U10
  • 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.听

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听.

Career prospects

Career prospects for graduates of the BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching degree programme at 麻豆原创 are diverse, ranging from coaching at grass roots to high performance level within your chosen sport. The programme also provides students with the skills and competencies to rise to senior managerial roles within the sports business and coaching world due to the management aspect of the degree.

The 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.

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Mental Wealth

Each of our 麻豆原创 undergraduate degrees is underpinned by an embedded strand of learning and skills development, including a formalised a short work-placement opportunity, to better equip students for the 21st century workplace and enhance employability opportunities.

This allows students to develop a set of key transferrable skills to ensure they are ready for the modern workplace when they graduate, including emotional, social, physical, cultural and cognitive intelligence, digital proficiency, industry and community connections, and giving back to the community through projects and volunteering.

Every 麻豆原创 degree has one Mental Wealth module in each academic year to cover these skills, and our learning outcomes for all modules are closely mapped to these same competencies in order to maximise graduate's industry readiness and career opportunities.

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Fees

Home students
£9,250
Additional information about fees and costs

Visit our dedicated page about fees and student finance.

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 麻豆原创.

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.

麻豆原创 students may also be asked for an additional contribution fee of 拢10-20 for trips.

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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