M.A. Blended

Football Coaching (Blended)


12 months
10950 GBP/year
10950 GBP/year
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The multi-faceted world of football requires modern football coaches to have highly developed skills and an in-depth knowledge of the principles of football coaching. The MA Football Coaching (Blended) programme is offered by UCFB x GIS.


The Football Coaching (Blended) programme at UCFB x GIS is designed for those wishing to deepen their understanding of Football Coaching practices. 

The programme provides opportunities to engage in different aspects of football coaching including areas such as coaching philosophy, tactics and strategies, reflective practice and performance analysis. 

It is ideal for current professionals working within the Football industry who prefer a more flexible mode of delivery instead of a purely campus based programme. By having the opportunity to learn from the comfort of their own home or workplace, 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 blended degree programme will also include concentrated periods of practical classes on campus. This programme is designed for those who already work, or aspire to work, in the sports industry, and offers the flexibility to allow participants to gain a Master’s degree qualification around their busy lifestyle.

GIS global study hubs  

Students enrolled on the degree programme have access to the GIS global study hubs which are based at New York’s Red Bull Arena, Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Toronto FC’s BMO Field and the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Each venue will play host to week-long GIS Global Summits, enabling students and graduates to enhance their knowledge and expertise of the international sports industry. 

Career prospects

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. 

GIS’ ability to provide further Employability and Enrichment opportunities engages students in career development allowing students to find their place in the football industry.

82% of Master’s graduates are in employment within six months, with two-thirds of those working in sport.

Programme Structure

Semester 1
  • Applying Football Principles: Tactics & Strategies
  • Applied Reflective Practice: Philosophy in the Coaching Process
Semester 2
  • Analysis of Football Coaching Practice
  • Match & Performance Analysis in Football
Semester 3
  • Applied Professional Coaching Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal statement
  • Copy of transcripts of highest qualification achieved and English translations (if applicable)
  • One academic and one professional reference and English translation (if applicable)
  • Copy of proof of English language level e.g. Academic IELTS certificate (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

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    10950 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 10950 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10950 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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