As the first and leading university in the football industry, the University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) offers bachelor's and master's degrees in business and administration focusing on football and sports. UCFB can offer its students an exceptional living and studying environment, with the main Wembley campus at the iconic Wembley Stadium in London, and the new ultra-modern Etihad Campus, part of the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.
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
UCFB gives you the opportunity to study a traditional subject in the industry they have a genuine passion for, so that you ensure a multifaceted education, skills and experience. This unique combination of practical and academic expertise is increasingly sought after in the football and sports industry, and UCFB is almost alone in offering such unique courses.
A personal approach to students is a central part of teaching at UCFB, and students often have access to more guidance than is usual at other universities. At UCFB, each student has a personal tutor who offers support for both academic and personal development. You can meet your supervisor every week for individual supervision and conversation, as well as have the opportunity for weekly group lessons.
All employees of the academic team at UCFB are leading experts in their respective fields, and are recognised for their contributions to 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 degrees.
As a higher education institution, UCFB boasts that 90 percent of recent graduates from 2014 are in work after graduation, and two out of three of these work in the sports industry. To put its students in the best position for a career in sports, UCFB focuses on a unique, complementary curriculum that prepares students and ensures that they stand out for potential employers.
UCFB has a phenomenally active involvement in the football and sports industry, and works 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. This gives students unique experience, and it is UCFB's goal to deliver the best graduating students by ensuring that they not only have a UCFB degree, but that they come out with good references, a network of business associates and relevant work experience.
Interviews are crucial for admission to UCFB Wembley and UCFB Etihad, as they are looking for students who are passionate about football or sports, and want to work in this industry.
UCFB Wembley has its main campus at Wembley Stadium itself, with classrooms, lecture halls, seminar rooms, libraries and media suites overlooking the stadium. UCFB Wembley has an impressive array of world-renowned guest lecturers (including Jamie Carragher, Steve McManaman, David Moyes, Alex McLeish, Alistair Macintosh, Chris Powell, Martin Tyler, Mike Phelan and Stuart Pearce) as well as placement opportunities in the sports industry. At UCFB Wembley, each lecture, seminar, guest lecture and placement is designed to help students build their own experience and skills, and help them achieve their goals.
Sports are an important part of student life at UCFB Wembley, and the university's own Athletic Union encourages all students to participate in sports activities alongside their studies, whether as athletes, participants, organisers or spectators. With both competitive and recreational activities each week, you can get involved and represent the UCFB in a diverse range of sports, including football, volleyball, futsal, rugby, cricket, tennis and 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. Students at UCFB Wembley also have access to modern facilities at the nearby Hendon Football Club.
UCFB Wembley specialises in degrees in administration, management and economics in football and sports. You can combine football or sports with finance, marketing, media, management, law, psychology, event management, journalism, health and broadcasting. At UCFB Etihad Campus, you can also take a bachelor's degree in Football Coaching and Management. UCFB has master's degrees in sports science, law, management and motorsport on both campuses.
UCFB Wembley has chosen its degree programmes carefully and in collaboration with the major 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 sports industry.
UCFB does not offer student housing, but has a partnership with Victoria Halls, which offers modern student housing 5 minutes walk from UCFB Wembley, and only minutes from Wembley Park tube station. The residences have a high standard and offer modern, fully equipped kitchens and free Wifi. The flats have cozy common areas with flat screen TVs, where you can socialise in a pleasant and relaxed environment. The recently updated fitness centre allows students to work out in luxurious surroundings.
Victoria Halls has security guards available 24 hours a day, as well as surveillance, its own access system, and its own administration and maintenance teams in the area to ensure students' safety and welfare. The institution also has a pastoral team on site that helps to create a safe, secure and positive environment, and offers discreet support for students when they need help, both practically and emotionally.
At UCFB Wembley you have one of the world's most exciting capitals on your doorstep, and easy access to London's vibrant city life! The campus is just 20 minutes from central London and the easiest way is to hop on the tube and take the Metropolitan Line.
London is a diverse and multicultural city with lots of culture, music, art, shopping, sports and festivals to offer. London is also home to as many as 13 professional football teams, which include Chelsea in the west, Tottenham and Arsenal in the north, West Ham in the east and Crystal Palace in the south.
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