A market leader and world first in Higher Education, UCFB is dedicated to the delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the operational and business facets of the football, sports and leisure industries.
Here at UCFB, we give each individual student the opportunity to study a traditional academic subject within the context of an industry for which they have a genuine passion and interest, whilst ensuring full transferability of education, skills and experience.
UCFB provides an exceptional environment to live and learn in, with award-winning facilities in two iconic campuses; Wembley Stadium and Etihad Campus.
We would like to welcome you to view our world-class campus facilities at Wembley Stadium and Etihad Stadium.
The UCFB Open Day experience is like no other. Where else can you sample daily life in higher education in a campus with a state-of-the-art and iconic stadium at its heart? At our Open Days you will meet and hear from our hugely experienced academic team, get the chance to speak to our staff and current students and tour the magnificent surroundings which will be your academic home for three years.
Our campuses in and around Wembley and Etihad Stadium are truly inspirational settings to get your career in the football, sport and events industries up and running.
There are a limited number of places available on our Open Days and these fill up quickly due to high demand. We recommend that you book your place early to guarantee your place. Click on your preferred date to book.
UCFB Etihad Campus
Undergraduate Degree Guide
UCFB’s active involvement in the football, sports and leisure industries is phenomenal, working with organisations such as The FA group, The BBC, St Georges Park, Scottish Professional Football League, English Premier League, Football League, New York Tennis Open, ITV Sport, Sky Sports and TalkSPORT. This provides a unique experience for our students and it is our mission to ensure that we provide the best in-class graduates by ensuring they not only leave UCFB with a degree but with good references from a network of business contacts and a proven track record of work experience.
Undergraduate Degree Course Listing
This degree provides the unique opportunity to study the intricacies of stadium and events management within a world-class sport and entertainment venue. You will gain insights into venue management, winning contract negotiation, successful event planning and operations.
This degree programme brings the study of finance into the highly stimulating context of the beautiful game and wider sport industries.
The many facets of football and sport marketing provide a broad context for learning and there are a plethora of exciting job prospects for those who can thrive in its multicultural, technologically sophisticated world.
Football and sport media is a multi-faceted environment and this degree provides students with a contextual insight into how public relations and journalism relate to the business of football and the wider sport industry.
The role of coach or manager in football is one full of immense pressure, but with that comes potentially huge rewards.
You will learn how to understand and formulate successful bids for global football competitions and events, and develop your operational understanding of sport law from an international perspective.
The Multimedia Sports Journalism degree at UCFB is designed to equip students with a range of journalism and broadcast media skills to maximise their employability upon graduation.
This degree responds to the changing demands of physical education, combining both the practical and theoretical study of the techniques and skills involved in the teaching and learning of sport. Students will develop the essential practical, organisational and self-reflective capabilities you need to be an effective sport leader and educator.
Through this business and coaching degree you will develop the ability to identify how players function within a club environment and gain vital business skills transferable across all market sectors.
This degree programme is designed for those interested in working in a fast-growing, exciting industry and aspire towards careers as broadcasters – either in front of or behind the camera.
You will gain an insight and understanding of the relationship between law and the sport business industry, in terms of sport governance and administration.
In addition to promoting optimal sporting performance, the study of human thought and behaviour is invaluable within leadership and management. This programme is BPS accredited.
Postgraduate Degree Guide
At UCFB we are proud to be a market leader in Higher Education, dedicated to the delivery of university degrees in the strategic business facets of the football and sports industries. We have developed a profile of pioneering postgraduate qualifications to provide a gateway for those aspiring to pursue their ambitions of working in this exciting global multi-billion pound market sector.
We have developed our taught programmes with great care in partnership with the wider and global sports industry to ensure that not only do our students have best in class business and management capabilities, but also understand the skills required and the nuances of the ranges of sports careers available.
As a capstone to the Masters degrees, students will have the opportunity to specialise their academic experience by undertaking a research project with a sports organisation, leveraging UCFB’s global network of contacts with leading organisations.
Postgraduate Degree Course Listing
Delivered in a campus that includes the world famous Wembley Stadium, this degree is designed to prepare graduates to take on leadership roles in the business of sport. With an additional learning period also provided at the Real Madrid Graduate School in Spain, students will gain invaluable experience for their final dissertation and employability prospects.
This unique programme encompasses the central functions of corporate, senior and operational management including financial management, governance, corporate strategy, strategic marketing and leadership.
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