At the University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) we pride ourselves on providing students with a stimulating curriculum in a unique environment. We believe our world first approach to higher education gives our students the best possible chance of a successful career in the football and sports industry. 

Top reasons to study here

  • What makes our education experience work so well is down to three key components: what we teach, where we teach and how we teach.
  • At UCFB we believe there are three necessary requirements for a career in the football and sports industry: a degree, industry contacts and work experience.
  • We believe our approach and this combination is the perfect recipe for a student to set themselves up for a long, successful and fulfilling career.

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Education

The degree programmes have been designed with these industries and their varied roles specifically in mind. Media, marketing, finance, psychology, coaching and event management, amongst others, are all sectors of these industries that are growing at a rate never seen before. New roles are being created on a daily basis.

The approach sees traditional subjects, such as business and finance, taught in a format that encompasses the student’s area of interest – football and sport. We find that students with a passion for these sectors are more inclined to be interested in the end of year financial reports of a Premier League club than those of, for example, a motoring company or bank.

Research

The Research & Journal Club is an excellent tool to remove the traditional barriers found on the roles of staff vs. students. The key ethos encouraged is how everyone in the room is there for the same reason, and is equal; whether that be a senior academic or a second year undergraduate student, we’re all there to share ideas and discuss research.

Career

We provide two curricula; the academic curriculum which encompasses exams and coursework and the Employability & Enrichment programme – a journey of professional and personal development. 

Our pastoral care and personal development programme ties in directly with career development, informing your work-related activities and ultimately leading to you finding the right place for you in the football, sports and entertainment industries. For those who wish to extend their studies at the end of their degree, opportunities to study at postgraduate will be encouraged.

Services

Student services

Our Learning Support Team offer information, advice and guidance from application to graduation on a range of areas such as:

  • Support for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA)
  • Reasonable Adjustments (academic and assessment)
  • Support with setting up your Non-Medical Helper support
  • Obtaining up to date supporting evidence
  • Liaison with academic and support departments

Our Learning Support team at both the Etihad and Wembley campuses support students in identifying the most appropriate solutions to potential barriers to learning. We provide an individual pastoral service designed to meet your needs.

Housing services

UCFB has partnered with two excellent accommodation providers to ensure students have access to comfortable and secure halls of residence close to both campuses.

Library services

The libraries at both UCFB campuses are full of topical reading material that covers the aspects of all the degree programmes on offer at UCFB. The libraries also offer a place of quiet to study, read and accomplish during term time.

ICT services

UCFB features a number of state-of-the-art technologies on campus, meaning we have an onsite team dedicated to any technological problems that may occur during your time with UCFB.

Student Life

Campus life

UCFB Etihad Campus is our state-of-the-art campus devoted to the football industry in the heart of Manchester.

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.

UCFB’s global study hubs are located in some of the world’s most exciting sports destinations and will all play host to week-long UCFB Global Summits around the world, enabling students and graduates to enhance their knowledge and expertise of the international sports industry.

Sports facilities

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. 

  • 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;
  • The National Speedway Stadium – home to Belle Vue Aces and a number of state-of-the-art teaching spaces;
  • The National Cycling Centre – one of the world’s finest and fastest board tracks, home of British Cycling and the UK’s only permanent indoor BMX track;

Student clubs

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.

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