UCFB is a world first in football and sports education, offering university degrees and executive education in the football and sports industry. UCFB provides an exceptional environment to live and learn in, with state-of-the-art facilities in two inspirational campuses in London and Manchester, which have the iconic Wembley and Etihad stadiums at their heart.

UCFB is dedicated to the delivery of ground-breaking undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in the strategic, operational and business facets in the football and sports industry.

Postgraduate study

UCFB has developed a profile of pioneering postgraduate qualifications to enable those working within the industry to drive forward their career, and to provide a gateway for those aspiring to pursue their ambitions of working in this exciting global multi-billion-pound market sector.

As with all of our programmes, our postgraduate degrees are taught by leading figures in football business and sport academia. Our students will have the opportunity to hear from and work with leaders from the industry and develop specific interests through a research dissertation.

Each programme has been designed with the worldwide industry suitably in mind to ensure each student gains the best-in-class business and management skills required to be a success across the football, sport and events industries.

A unique and popular aspect of our Masters programmes is a ground breaking partnership with the Real Madrid Graduate School – Universidad Europea, the education arm of the world’s biggest football club, which sees MSc International Sport Management students gain the unprecedented opportunity to live, learn and work in the Spanish capital during the one-year programme.


UCFB is an innovative and bespoke higher education institution with a rapidly growing research profile with a focus on applied and intervention based activity within the football, sport and events industries. UCFB prides itself on strong partnerships with the likes of The Football Association and are currently working on a number of research projects in conjunction with a range of high-profile organisations.


The UCFB Athletic Union facilitates all students to take part in sport of some nature during their academic career, whether it is as a competitor, participant, organiser or spectator. With both competitive and recreational activities being played every Wednesday afternoon and at other convenient times during term time, it is the perfect opportunity to get involved and represent UCFB in a variety of sports, including football, netball, futsal, rugby, cricket, tennis or martial arts, to name just a few. UCFB enter teams and individuals into the competitive BUCS leagues and tournaments for a range of sports.

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