The University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) offers bachelor's and master's degrees in business and administration in football and sports. UCFB can offer its students an exceptional living and studying environment, with the Wembley main campus at the iconic Wembley Stadium in London, as well as two modern campuses in Manchester, one of which is located at the Etihad Stadium.

NOTE: The University Campus of Football Business does not currently have the opportunity to accept students who need a visa to study in the UK. If you already have a residence permit in the UK, or are interested in online programmes, this is an option you should consider if you are interested in the football industry!
 

The University Campus of Football Business

The UCFB in Manchester consists of the UCFB Etihad Campus and the UCFB Manchester Sports Campus. The UCFB Etihad Campus is located on the Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester City Football Club, and is in the heart of the world-famous football city. Etihad Stadium offers state-of-the-art, world-leading facilities with classrooms, lecture halls, media suites and study areas overlooking the course and stadium. Manchester Sports Campus is located next to Belle Vue Sports Village, where you will find "The National Basketball Performance Centre" and "The National Speedway Stadium".

Like UCFB Wembley, UCFB in Manchester gives you the opportunity to study a traditional subject in the industry you are interested in, and they offer a lot of exciting courses to choose from. UCFB places great emphasis on preparing you for working life, and by ensuring that you achieve both academic and sports-related skills, UCFB gives you the opportunity to work both in and outside the sports industry after graduation.

UCFB boasts a unique student environment, offering weekly tutoring, in small groups or one-on-one. Great emphasis is placed on personal and academic development during the degree, and students at UCFB often have access to closer follow-up than at other universities. With campuses in two of England's largest cities, London and Manchester, students are encouraged to collaborate, exchange and compete across the two institutions.

In addition to the academic curriculum, UCFB offers a complementary curriculum with an "Executive Speaker Series" and placements that prepare you for the dynamic sports industry, ensuring that you stand out from potential employers. Former guest lecturers at UCFB include former Liverpool players Jamie Carragher and Steve McManaman, head of The Football Association, Kelly Simmons, Sky Sports and FIFA game commentator Martin Tyler, former top player Mike Phelan, Alistair Macintosh as well as coaches, players and managers for a number of major football clubs.

All employees at UCFB are leading experts in their fields that have a long career from the football and sports industry. They boast a strong academic background and a firm foothold in the practical side of football and sports, creating the perfect mix for UCFB's bachelor's and master's courses. UCFB collaborates with organisations such as the FA Group, the BBC, St. Georges Park, the Scottish Professional Football League, the English Premier League, the Football League, the New York Tennis Open, ITV Sports, Sky Sports and TalkSPORT.

Interviews are crucial for admission to UCFB, as they are looking for students who are passionate about football, sports or sports, and want to work in one of these industries.
 

Do sports

Like the Wembley Campus, the UCFB in Manchester has its own Athletic Union, which encourages all students to participate in sports activities throughout their education, whether as athletes, participants, organisers or spectators. The Etihad Campus boasts world-leading football and sports facilities, creating the perfect opportunity to get involved and represent the UCFB in a diverse range of sports, including football, volleyball, futsal, rugby, cricket, tennis or martial arts. UCFB has teams and individual athletes in the BUCS league (British Universities and Colleges Sport), and tournaments in a number of different sports.
 

Specialist areas

UCFB specialises in courses in administration, management and economics focused at football and sports. At UCFB in Manchester, you can combine football or sports with finance, marketing, media, management, journalism and broadcasting. UCFB also offers combinations in law, psychology and event management at UCFB Wembley, as well as master's degrees in sports science, law, management and motorsport on both campuses.

UCFB has chosen its degree programmes carefully and in collaboration with the largest players in the international sports industry, to ensure that students not only have the best professional background in economics and management, but also that they understand the skills and nuances required in the industry.
 

Student Accommodation

UCFB in Manchester does not offer student housing, but is partnered with Liberty Student Housing, which offers students at UCFB central and safe housing in Liberty Point in the heart of Manchester. The Liberty homes are just 10 minutes from Ethiad Stadium, where you can choose from classic standard rooms to larger, premium rooms.
 

The city

Sport is an important part of Manchester's culture, and the city hosted the Commonwealth Games in 2002 and the final of the UEFA Champions League in 2003. Manchester is synonymous with football, and is home to two of the biggest teams in the Premier League: Manchester United and Manchester City. In addition to football, there are large fans of rugby, ice hockey, cricket, cycling and volleyball, with the UFCB's partner Manchester Thunder, coached by England's Tracey Neville.

Manchester has produced world-famous artists such as Oasis, The Smiths, The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Joy Division and Jamiroquai, and will thus always be associated with music culture. All the major bands and artists in the world tour in Manchester, and there is a great diversity of arenas and venues. In addition to the music scene, Manchester hosts a number of annual festivals, museums, art galleries and shopping centres.

Widely recognised as England's "second capital", Manchester is a truly multicultural city with a large and lively student population. Living in Manchester is a unique experience, it has something for everyone and is designed for the optimal student experience.
 

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Student population: ca. 1000

Location: SportCity, Manchester at Ethiad Stadium 

City population: 2,5 millions (Greater Manchester)

Closest Airport: Manchester Airport

NOTE: The University Campus of Football Business does not currently have the opportunity to accept students who need a visa to study in the UK. If you already have a residence permit in the UK, or are interested in online programmes, this is an option you should consider if you are interested in the football industry!

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