MSc Football Science


Program Description

MSc Football Science


  • Subject to validation.

This unique programme encompasses the core activities, performance affecting understanding and overall job responsibilities for the sports science practitioner in professional football.

Football operations at professional level are becoming increasingly complex, competitive, holistic and are involving an ever growing team of applied specialists. For winning performance to be achieved and sustained it is imperative that high levels of valid application, experience, evidence and people skills are utilised. High performing teams need achievers and application specialists on, off and around the pitch able to work effectively with and for, other people.

The MSc in Football Science is suitable for high achieving graduates in Sports Science or related subjects with professional experience in the industry and the desire to reach the higher echelons of the game. The programme will be focussed around applied academic application, contemporary understanding of professional football and live scenarios from the modern game.

Students will undertake an applied professional football research project looking into performance or health interventions within the professional game.

Career prospects

Career prospects for graduates of the MSc Football Science degree programme at UCFB include highly sought-after careers within a professional football team such as a sport scientist or a performance analyst.

Graduates of the MSc Football Science programme will be awarded degrees by our esteemed academic partner institution, The University of Northampton.

MSc Football Science Modules

  • Football Culture & Professional Practice
  • Football Analytics
  • Current Issues in Football
  • Injury Prevention in Football
  • Nutrition for Training & Performance
  • The Psychological Health of a Footballer
  • Dissertation & Research Methods
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Cost & Fees

UK and EU students – £9,500

International students – £13,500

Entry Requirements

Applicants are expected to hold a degree in Sport Science and a 1st Classification is preferred. We will also applicants with a 2:1 degree and a strong overall profile.

If you do not meet these requirements but would still like to be considered, please email for further advice.

International students that require an IELTS must have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening, or recognised equivalent). Relevant academic experience in business, marketing or sport is desirable.

Applicants should note that possession of the minimum entry criteria does not in itself guarantee admission.

If you are unsure whether you meet the entry criteria for this programme, or whether you require IELTS results, please email with a copy of your most recent CV including nationality, visa status if applicable, and undergraduate degree transcripts. Candidates with a strong CV may qualify for a supplementary admissions interview to support their academic application.


Relevant documents:

  • Completed and signed application form;
  • 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. IELTS (if applicable).

For international applications, please also include:

  • Copy of valid passport (which you will use to apply for your Tier 4 visa);
  • Copies of any previous or current UK visas.

Last updated October 5, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Aug., 2017
Full time
Start date Aug., 2017
United Kingdom London, England
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