• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
This in-depth Football Business (Online) programme at the UCFB 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, consumer engagement, operational management and business development. 

About

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’s vital that there are personnel ready to jump straight in and shape its future.

From TV deals to player transfers, football is now a global, multi-billion-pound industry that is in need of more industry specific qualified individuals.

The football industry is one of many opportunities for budding professionals, and also poses numerous challenges on a personal and business level. Events like relegation can cause a club to lose millions of pounds overnight, so it is essential to have the knowledge and experience to be able to deal with such eventualities. This Football Business (Online) programme at the UCFB will allow students to be aware of the diverse and often unique situations that impact on the football business, as well as recognise best practice and ethical choices.

By having the opportunity to learn from the comfort of their own home, programme participants will be able to gain a further qualification to enhance their career prospects in a format that offers flexible hours and the chance to dictate their own work-life balance to fit around other commitments. This programme is ideal for those who already work, or aspire to work, in senior positions within the sports industry, and offers the flexibility to allow participants to gain a Masters degree qualification around their busy lifestyle.

The programme is available through the UCFB Online Hub, which is accessible on mobile devices including tablets, phones and laptops. The UCFB Online Hub also has an app which you can download to access the programme content. This means you can truly study while on the go and around your other commitments.

UCFB global study hubs  

Students enrolled on the degree programme have access to in some of the world’s most exciting sports destinations and will all play host to week-long UCFB Global Summits around the world, enabling students and graduates to enhance their knowledge and expertise of the international sports industry.

 Students on this programme can also access Summits at UCFB's UK campuses in London and Manchester, which have the iconic Wembley and Etihad stadiums at their heart.

Career Prospects

The programme has been developed for those with aspirations towards senior management positions within the core functional departments of the football industry, spanning financial and accounting roles or operational roles within football, including the ability to rise to senior managerial roles due to the management aspect of the degree.

The broad, applied elements of this degree provide students with the skills and experience to progress and work either domestically or abroad in a multi-billion-pound global industry. UCFB’s ability to provide further Employment & Enrichment opportunities engages students in career development allowing students to find their place in the football industry.

Programme Structure

Semester One:

  • Governance and Regulation in Football
  • Engaging the Football Consumer

Semester Two:

  • Football Operations Management
  • Business Development in the Football Industry 

Semester Three:

  • Dissertation and Research Methods

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • You will already hold a Bachelor’s degree with 2:1 classification in a sport-related degree. Applicants who hold a sport-related degree classification of 2:2 or below or, a non-sport related degree, or significant professional experience will be considered on a case by case basis and may be required to submit a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate sports management experience.
  • Students with relevant previous study at postgraduate level or with extensive experience may also be considered eligible.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7956 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7950 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7956 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7950 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

A postgraduate loan of up to £10,609 can help with course fees while you study a postgraduate master’s course. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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