More than ever football is driven by statistics and analysis. From a player's fitness to their in-game attributes, numbers play a huge part in the modern game.
Location: UCFB Etihad Campus, UCFB Wembley
Powered by the UCFB’s Global Institute of Sport (GIS), the MSc Football Coaching and Analysis programme takes an in-depth look at the numbers that make the game tick, alongside theoretical and practical coaching disciplines. It will enable students to develop a systematic and in-depth understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights for the advanced study of football coaching and analysis.
This Master’s degree provides an inclusive, current and versatile curriculum of study that reflects the needs of the football industry for postgraduate students either full or part-time. The course looks to support the continuing professional development of football coaches and those working in football or a closely related field.
Students will utilise their advanced knowledge and understanding of football coaching to help them deal with complex issues systematically and creatively, problems, and communicate their conclusions clearly.
Teaching locations for this degree include:
UCFB Etihad Campus
Manchester Sports Village, Belle Vue
UCFB Study Hub @ Piccadilly Place
Curzon Ashton FC
The Hive, London
“In addition to our teaching locations, we also use specialist facilities throughout the academic year as well as additional facilities where required.
My favourite aspect of working in sport is that every day is different. The people that you meet, the players that you meet and the impact you get to have on their journeys, for me, it’s really valuable to know that you can look back and think you had an impact on them.”
Jemma Entwistle, UCFB graduate and Female Development Officer at Manchester United Foundation
Our MSc Football Coaching & Analysis modules have been developed in order to give you the best preparation for a leadership career in the football industry.
The Football Coaching Process
Coaching: From Philosophy to Practice
Applied Football Match Analysis
Football Consultancy Project
Football Statistics & Data Analysis
Football Consultancy Project
Analysis of Football Coaching Practice
Dissertation and Research Methods
Applicants will normally have a 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 coaching and/or sports management experience.
All applicants will be interviewed. Recognition of Prior Learning Students with relevant previous study at postgraduate level or with extensive experience may be considered eligible for recognition of prior learning.
Admissions procedures prospective students may contact the course leader for further information about the course and guidance as to their suitability for the course. Online and postal applications are accepted, upon which, candidates demonstrating a suitable academic and experiential profile will be invited for an interview.
Some candidates may be required to provide a coaching or management portfolio and/or complete a brief assignment in a relevant subject area to demonstrate a suitable level of academic writing.
Applicants from non-majority English speaking countries will be asked for an English qualification which tests Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing and will be asked to achieve an overall IELTS score of 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in each section) or recognised equivalent.
The course would be ideal for students graduating from BA (Hons) Football Coaching & Management and BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching.
GIS cannot currently sponsor non-EU students’ visas.
You will not need a visa to study in the UK if:
You are a British citizen
You are a citizen of a European Economic Area (EEA) member state or Switzerland
You have a visa to stay in the UK for another purpose that allows you to study
If you are still unsure whether you would need a visa to study in the UK, or for more information, please contact email@example.com. You can also study one of our Online Master’s degrees.
Strong knowledge in the field of sports coaching or sports management suitable for Masters level academic work
Evidence of engagement with professional and academic literature/publications relevant to CPD
Ability to manage self-learning and professional duties where applicable
Hold FA Level 2 Coaching Certificate
Evidence of ability to manage work independently
Proven track record of dealing with complex and multidisciplinary issues relevant to their chosen subject area
How to apply
To apply for this programme please complete the application form, then return the completed form and relevant documents as instructed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career prospects include highly sought-after careers within a professional and semi-professional football team such as a coaching, match and performance analyst or operations manager at multidisciplinary teams.
82% of Master’s graduates are working in the football and sports industry within six months of graduating.