This course is available with a Foundation year for those who do not meet the three year degree entry requirements.

Degree overview

This degree will give you a firm understanding as to how finance affects organisational performance at all levels, with modules that cover the fundamentals of accounting and financial management in a football business context.

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Degree content

Your studies will focus on the core functions of football business management and will be supplemented by the financial pathway, whose modules introduce you to the principles of financial accounting, management accounting and require you to integrate theory with practice.

The degree programme integrates the core functions of business management with financial accounting in the context of football and sport organisations and governing bodies. The degree monitors the intense media coverage of contemporary football issues to apply relevant themes to enhance the student learning experience.

You will be taught in lectures and participate in seminar debates, with support from 鶹Ƶ’s virtual learning environment to fully encompass the academic experience.

Teaching locations for this degree include:

鶹Ƶ Wembley

鶹Ƶ Manchester Campus

In addition to our teaching locations, we also use specialist facilities throughout the academic year as well as additional facilities where required.

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Modules

Foundation year
  • Skills for Learning
  • Mental Wealth
  • Research Project
  • Contemporary Issues in Sport
  • Managing Football Operations and People
  • Introduction to Business and Management (Sport and Football)
First Year
  • Understanding International Football Business
  • Introduction to Football Finance
  • Industry Competencies (Mental Wealth)
  • Understanding Sports Fan Behaviour
  • Introduction to Football Economics, Ethics, Tax and Law
  • Financial Management Information Systems and Internal Controls
Second Year
  • International Football Business Analysis
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting
  • Industry Readiness (Mental Wealth)
  • Research Methods
  • Intermediate Management and Cost Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
Third Year
  • Strategic Management
  • International Finance
  • Professional Project
  • Industry Engagement (Mental Wealth)
  • Corporate Reporting
Degree specification documents & information

University Campus of Football Business is an embedded college of the University of East London. From September 2021 onwards all graduates will receive a degree from the University of East London.

Click here to download the course specification

Benchmark statements
  • QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Business and Management (2019)
  • QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism (2008)

Entry requirements

With Foundation Year
UCAS codes
  • 鶹Ƶ Wembley course code: FBFF
  • Institution: U10
  • Campus: W
  • 鶹Ƶ Manchester Campus course code: FBFF
  • Institution: U10
  • Campus: E
Academic entry requirements
  • 64 UCAS tariff points or equivalent non-tariff qualifications
  • GCSE Maths and English Language (Grade C/4 or above) or equivalent e.g. Functional Skills Level 2
  • International applicants will be asked to pass the Academic IELTS test with a minimum overall score of 6.0 and no less than 5.5 in each of the four elements

All applications are reviewed on a case by case basis. If your academic achievements do not meet the minimum level required but you have considerable professional experience, please contact admissions@ucfb.com.

International

Please be aware that all applicants who do not hold British or Irish nationality will require a visa to study in the UK.

Our access to a UK Government Student Visa licence is currently being reviewed. This means we are unable to consider applications from any applicant who would require a student visa to study in the UK as we cannot issue a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

If you are unsure whether you would need a visa to study in the UK, or for more information, please contact compliance@ucfb.com.

Three Year Degree
UCAS codes
  • 鶹Ƶ Wembley course code: FBF1
  • Institution: U10
  • Campus: W
  • 鶹Ƶ Manchester Campus course code: FBF1
  • Institution: U10
  • Campus: E
Academic entry requirements
  • 112 UCAS tariff points or equivalent non-tariff qualifications
  • GCSE Maths and English Language (Grade C/4 or above) or equivalent e.g. Functional Skills Level 2
  • International applicants will be asked to pass the Academic IELTS test with a minimum overall score of 6.0 and no less than 5.5 in each of the four elements

All applications are reviewed on a case by case basis. If your academic achievements do not meet the minimum level required but you have considerable professional experience, please contact admissions@ucfb.com.

International

Please be aware that all applicants who do not hold British or Irish nationality will require a visa to study in the UK.

Our access to a UK Government Student Visa licence is currently being reviewed. This means we are unable to consider applications from any applicant who would require a student visa to study in the UK as we cannot issue a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

If you are unsure whether you would need a visa to study in the UK, or for more information, please contact compliance@ucfb.com.

If you don’t hold a visa for the UK and would still like to study with 鶹Ƶ, please consider Football Coaching (Distance with Attendance).

Advanced entry

We accept applications with advanced standing via our Advanced Prior Learning (APL) application process. Should you wish to apply for direct entry into Year 2 or Year 3 of one of our undergraduate degree programmes, you will be required to complete an APL application form and provide us with evidence of your previous studies.

Please contact admissions@ucfb.com for further detailed guidance. Please note that should you wish to apply via this process, we strongly encourage you to begin the application process early in the cycle and you will still be required to complete a UCAS application.

How to apply

All applications for an undergraduate degree programme are submitted via UCAS. To apply, please visit.

Career prospects

Career prospects for graduates of the BA (Hons) Football Business & Finance degree programme at 鶹Ƶ include financial and accounting roles or operational roles within football, including the ability to rise to senior managerial roles due to the management aspect of the degree.

The 鶹Ƶ Employability & Enrichment programme

Over 90% of 鶹Ƶ graduates are in employment within six months of graduating and almost two-thirds of them work within the global sports industry.

At 鶹Ƶ we bridge the gap between education and business, allowing a unique approach to education. We provide two curricula; the academic curriculum which encompasses exams and coursework and the Employability & Enrichment programme – a three year journey of professional and personal development.

This provides access to best-in-class industry guest speakers, additional qualifications and exceptional opportunities to apply for work experience placements to ensure our students graduate as well-rounded, empowered professionals.

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Mental Wealth

Each of our 鶹Ƶ undergraduate degrees is underpinned by an embedded strand of learning and skills development, including a formalised a short work-placement opportunity, to better equip students for the 21st century workplace and enhance employability opportunities.

This allows students to develop a set of key transferrable skills to ensure they are ready for the modern workplace when they graduate, including emotional, social, physical, cultural and cognitive intelligence, digital proficiency, industry and community connections, and giving back to the community through projects and volunteering.

Every 鶹Ƶ degree has one Mental Wealth module in each academic year to cover these skills, and our learning outcomes for all modules are closely mapped to these same competencies in order to maximise graduate's industry readiness and career opportunities.

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Fees

Three year degree
£9,250 per year
Foundation year
£9,250 per year
Additional information about fees and costs

Visit our dedicated page about fees and student finance.

International students

Tuition fees for international students are £14,950 per year. To apply to 鶹Ƶ directly, you will need to use our鶹Ƶ applicant portal.

Click here to find out more information.

Additional costs

The provision of a facility or service including accommodation may be subject to an additional charge (i.e. separate from tuition fees). Where this is the case, we will make this clear in advance and payment for such service shall be made in accordance with any additional contract made between you and the University.

In some instances, optional Employability & Enrichment activities provided by 鶹Ƶ may carry an additional cost for participants (e.g. qualifications with external certification such as FA Coaching Badges). Any additional costs will be provided to students in advance of any such sessions running.

Student are expected to be in possession of an approved scientific calculator throughout their degree. Costs for these range from £5 to £50.

Scholarships & bursaries

鶹Ƶ has a range of scholarship and bursary options to help with the cost of studying and to encourage students to embrace their time at 鶹Ƶ and graduate with more than just their university degree. Click here to learn more.

Our UK campuses

鶹Ƶ provides an exceptional environment to live and learn in, with state-of-the-art facilities in two inspirational campuses in London and Manchester.

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