UCFB

Introduction

About

UCFB is a world first in sports education, offering university degrees and executive education in the football and sports industry. UCFB provides an exceptional environment to live and learn in, with state-of-the-art facilities in two inspirational campuses in London and Manchester, which have the iconic Wembley and Etihad stadiums at their heart.

UCFB is dedicated to the delivery of ground-breaking undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in the strategic, operational and business facets of the football business and wider sport and events industries. UCFB has developed a profile of pioneering qualifications to enable those working within the industry to drive forward their career, and to provide a gateway for those aspiring to pursue their ambitions of working in this global multi-billion-pound market sector. These degree programmes give each student the opportunity to study a traditional academic subject within the context of an industry for which they have a genuine passion and interest.

Postgraduate degrees

UCFB has developed a profile of pioneering postgraduate qualifications to enable those working within the industry to drive forward their career, and to provide a gateway for those aspiring to pursue their ambitions of working in this exciting global multi-billion-pound market sector.

As with all of our programmes, our postgraduate degrees are taught by leading figures in football business and sport academia. Our students will have the opportunity to hear from and work with leaders from the industry and develop specific interests through a research dissertation.

Each programme has been designed with the worldwide industry suitably in mind to ensure each student gains the best-in-class business and management skills required to be a success across the football, sport and events industries.

A unique and popular aspect of our Masters programmes is a ground breaking partnership with the Real Madrid Graduate School – Universidad Europea, the education arm of the world’s biggest football club, which sees MSc International Sport Management students gain the unprecedented opportunity to live, learn and work in the Spanish capital during the one-year programme.

Postgraduate degree programmes

  • MSc Sport Management
  • MSc International Sport Management
  • MSc International Sport Management (online)
  • MSc Football Coaching & Analysis

Facilities

UCFB Wembley

UCFB Wembley, London, has the iconic Wembley Stadium at the heart of its campus. What could be more motivating for a future career in the football and sport industry than walking into the most famous stadium in the world? Our UCFB Wembley campus enjoys excellent facilities with lecture theatres, seminar rooms, quiet study areas, library and media suites to name a few.

Just a short walk away from the stadium are our surrounding learning facilities at the Wembley Library and Drum Theatre at the Brent Civic Centre, and Wembley Holiday Inn, Hilton and Novotel Business Centres, with each offering professional surroundings to further your educational experience. UCFB has ensured these facilities maintain a consistent and exceptional learning environment for our students.

UCFB Etihad Campus

UCFB Etihad Campus is our state-of-the-art campus devoted to the football business and related industries in the heart of Manchester – one of the world’s most famous footballing cities with a thriving student population.

With the Etihad Stadium at the heart of the campus, students can live, learn and work at the centre of one of Europe’s most progressive football facilities. With impressive on-site facilities available to aid your studies, including stunning lecture theatres and seminar rooms, student social areas and cafeteria, library, media suite and quiet study zones, it is hard not to be inspired by your surroundings.

The world-class facilities available at the Etihad Campus include:

  • Manchester Regional Arena – an eight-lane track and field arena with capacity for 6,500 spectators. The space was originally used as a warm-up area during the 2002 Commonwealth Games;
  • National Squash Centre – the home England Squash and Manchester Squash Club;
  • Regional Tennis & Football Centre – a mix of six indoor and three outdoor courts fully floodlit to LTA standards, along with three 5-a-side 3G football pitches.

In addition to the Etihad Stadium and Etihad Campus, UCFB students will be taught at the nearby Belle Vue Sports Village – a brand new multi-million-pound sports complex comprising of the following facilities:

  • Belle Vue Leisure Centre – inclusive of two state-of-the-art all-weather pitches, health and fitness suite, dance studio and eight badminton multi-sport sports hall;
  • National Basketball Performance Centre – three FIBA-standard courts and is home to Basketball England’s national teams;
  • The National Speedway Stadium – home to Belle Vue Aces and a number of state-of-the-art teaching spaces.

Library services

Both campuses feature libraries with a wide range of textbooks available to aid your studies. State-of-the-art computer suites featuring Macs are also available, allowing students access to the best technology and equipment available on a daily basis.

Student life

The Students’ Union’s role is to represent UCFB students and make your time here as exciting and rewarding as possible. The SU is also responsible for student involvement around each campus, such as planning unforgettable social events and being the student voice and point of contact with senior management.

Each member of the SU is elected to their post and takes great pride in their role at UCFB. The SU is in charge of organising the always incredible annual Freshers’ Week at the start of each academic year. The week long party is a great opportunity for new students to meet and includes live music, a trip to a football match and fun games around London and Manchester – depending on your campus – to get to the know the area.

During your time at UCFB, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a number of fun and unique trips that will live long in the memory. Previous trips have included a day at Cheltenham Races, boat parties and exclusive nightclub events.

The UCFB Athletic Union enables students to take part in a number of sports during their time here, whether competitive or recreational.

We have teams across both campuses for male and female students, including football, rugby, squash and basketball, with more sports being added all the time.

A number of our teams compete in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues and tournaments – the leading organiser of competitive activity among universities. Our football teams across both campuses have enjoyed particular success in recent years. If a sport you play doesn’t have a team at UCFB, there may be the opportunity to establish one. Our sports coordinators are always happy to help and discuss new ideas to broaden the activities on offer to students.

Students who wish to participate in individual sports activities are also encouraged to compete and will be supported by UCFB to enter competitions throughout their time here.

For students who prefer to observe rather than participate, there are also opportunities to join the match day media teams of UCFB’s respective sides. The chance to film matches, interview players and write match reports not only aids students promoting each other’s successes, but it’s also an opportunity for budding sports media professionals to enhance their skill-set.

Living in London

In recent years, major studies have revealed London to be the most desirable place on earth to work, the UK’s favourite city, the ‘capital of Europe’ and the world’s most popular tourist destination. UCFB Wembley is just a 20-minute tube journey to the centre of the city and an abundance of world-famous landmarks, restaurants, sporting venues and cultural sights.

Living in Manchester

Manchester is synonymous with footballing success and is home to two of the Premier League giants, Manchester City and Manchester United. Aside from football, there are large followings for rugby league, rugby union, cricket and cycling too. Live music is also at the heart of this city, with many famous venues that the likes of Oasis and The Stone Roses graced showcasing bands on a nightly basis. Shopping, museums, bars and restaurants also make this city one of the UK’s finest.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

MSc Football Coaching & Analysis

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2019 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

This programme provides an inclusive, current and versatile curriculum of study which reflects the needs of the football industry for postgraduate students, with options to study 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. [+]

This programme provides an inclusive, current and versatile curriculum of study which reflects the needs of the football industry for postgraduate students, with options to study 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.

More than ever football is driven by statistics and analysis. From a players’ fitness to their in-game attributes, numbers play a huge part in the modern game. This programme will take an in-depth look at the numbers that make the game tick, alongside theoretical and practical coaching disciplines.

The course 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.... [-]


MSc International Sport Management

Campus Full time 1 year October 2019 United Kingdom London

Our unique MSc International Sports Management provides an unparalleled educational and experiential opportunity for aspiring sports leaders. This pioneering programme has been developed as a transformational journey suited for graduates of all disciplines, as well as for current professionals working within various sectors of the sports industry, for example in management, marketing or operations. [+]

Locations: UCFB Wembley.

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.

Overview

UCFB’s unique MSc International Sport Management provides an unparalleled educational and experiential opportunity for aspiring sports leaders. This pioneering programme has been developed as a transformational journey suited for graduates of all disciplines, as well as for current professionals working within various sectors of the sport industry, for example in management, marketing or operations.... [-]


MSc Sport Management

Campus Full time 1 year October 2019 United Kingdom London

The specificity of sport, with its high media coverage and numerous stakeholders, requires managers to have uniquely honed business skills and an in-depth knowledge of the principles of sports management. The MSc Sports Management has therefore been developed for those with aspirations towards senior or line management positions within the core functional departments of the sports management industry. [+]

Locations: UCFB Wembley.

This unique programme encompasses the central functions of corporate, senior and operational management including financial management, governance, corporate strategy, strategic marketing and leadership.

Overview

The specificity of sport, with its high media coverage and numerous stakeholders, requires managers to have uniquely honed business skills and an in-depth knowledge of the principles of sports management. The MSc Sport Management has therefore been developed for those with aspirations towards senior or line management positions within the core functional departments of the sports management industry.

The specificity of sport, with its high media coverage and numerous stakeholders, requires managers to have uniquely honed business skills and an in-depth knowledge of the principles of sports management. The MSc Sport Management has therefore been developed for those with aspirations towards senior or line management positions within the core functional departments of the sports management industry.... [-]


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UCFB Wembley
Wembley National Stadium
Wembley

London, England, HA9 0WS GB