UCFB is a world first in higher education, offering university degrees and executive education in the football, sport and events industries. UCFB provides an exceptional environment to live and learn in, with award-winning facilities in and around two iconic and inspirational campuses; the incredible Wembley Stadium, London, and the state-of-the-art Etihad Stadium, Manchester, part of the modern Etihad Campus sporting facility. 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 have 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 the 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.
UCFB holds high-quality standards for all its programmes, ensuring a reputation for delivering a world-class education. 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 range of sports careers available.
Our academic and pastoral staff are well-renowned, passionate and care deeply about you and our institution. As a UCFB Masters student your experience is based upon the ‘touch points’ on a day to day basis and at UCFB we ensure that our staff are approachable and support you in your academic, career and personal development.
As a capstone to the Masters degrees, students may 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 such as The Football Association, BBC Sport, the US Tennis Association, the Rugby Football League, as well as a multitude of football and sporting clubs both domestically and overseas. MSc students are also encouraged to apply for short-term placements, internships and projects via our dedicated Employability and Enhancement team.
Postgraduate degree programmes
MSc Sport Management
MSc International Sport Management
NCTJ Diploma in Journalism (Fast Track)
UCFB Wembley is situated in and around the iconic Wembley Stadium, with many of our state-of-the-art classroom facilities overlooking the famous turf, providing an inspirational setting for your studies. What could be more motivating for a future career in the football, sport and events industries than walking up Wembley Way every day to the home of English football? Our UCFB Wembley campus has facilities that reflect the excellence of the stadium with lecture theatres, seminar rooms, quiet study areas, library and media suites, to name a few.
UCFB Etihad Campus
UCFB Etihad Campus will allow students to live, learn and work at the heart of one of Europe’s leading sporting facilities. Not only will you ready yourself for a future in the football and sport industries by studying in view of the Etihad Stadium pitch, but you’ll also have access to best-in-class facilities used by professional athletes such as the Manchester Regional Arena athletics centre and National Squash Centre at the Etihad Campus, and the Belle Vue Sports Village and National Basketball Performance Centre just a short ride from the campus.
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.
The Students’ Union’s role is to support and represent UCFB students and make their experience as exciting and rewarding as possible.
The SU is also responsible for student involvement; ranging from coordinating ambassadors and aiding communication with UCFB management, to planning events and sustaining sports teams, clubs and societies. Each member of the SU has been democratically elected for their posts and as a result, take great pride in their roles at UCFB.
The SU is responsible for organising the 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 start lasting friendships, and has included live music from household names, trips to football matches and fun games around the centres of London and Manchester – depending on your campus – to get to the know the area. If it’s competitive action you’re after, the UCFB Athletic Union enables students to take part in a number of different sports during their time here. Competitive and recreational activities are available, as well as the chance to organise events and watch as a spectator. UCFB enter teams and individuals into the competitive British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues and tournaments for a range of sports. Teams across our two campuses include male and female football, cricket, darts and futsal. Throughout your time at UCFB there are also many opportunities to set up new sports teams and write reports on crucial matches throughout the year.
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.
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