University Profile


The University Campus of Football Business is a world first in higher education, offering university degrees in the football and sports industry in iconic campuses in London and Manchester with Wembley and Etihad stadiums at their heart. At 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. What makes our education experience work so well is down to three key components: what we teach, where we teach and how we teach.

What we teach

Our 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.Our approach sees traditional subjects, such as business and finance, taught in a format that encompasses a student’s area of interest and passion–in this case the multi-billion-pound football and sports industry. We believe that students with passion are more inclined to be interested and engaged in the financial reports of a Premier League club than those of a supermarket brand.

Where we teach

For students who aspire to work within the exciting industries we promote, there can be no more of an inspiring place to learn than at our state-of-the-art campuses–UCFB Wembley and UCFB Etihad Campus have Wembley and Etihad stadiums right at their heart. We call this an immersive education; by living and learning around a stadium environment, students are preparing themselves to work in similar inspiring surroundings after they graduate.By studying in this environment students have the opportunity to see first-hand how the sports industry operates and may have the chance to bump into professionals such as media officers, events coordinators or chief executives.



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 on your CV. The first is the classroom experience and learning from our leading team of academics, whose knowledge and experience of these businesses spans the world. Students learn through books, research and presentations before then hearing from our industry guest speakers on the intricacies of their profession. Secondly our incredible guest speakers bring the theory to life, providing first-hand context of these industries from the highest level. The calibre of our guest speakers, which previously has included international football managers and players, as well as club chief executives and media personalities, means students are hearing from leading professionals and gaining unparalleled insight.

Global Study Hubs

From the 2019/20 academic year all UCFB students, including those studying online, and alumni have access to UCFB's global study hubs which are located in some of the world's most exciting sports destinations. New York's Red Bull Arena, Atlanta's brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Toronto FC's BMO Field and the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) will all play host to UCFB around the world, enabling students and graduates to enhance their knowledge and expertise of the international sports industry.




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