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UCFB is a world-first in higher education, delivering university degrees in the football, sport and events industries. UCFB provides an exceptional environment to live and learn in, with award-winning facilities located in and around two inspirational campuses; the iconic Wembley Stadium, London, and the state-of-the-art Etihad Stadium, Manchester, part of the modern Etihad Campus sporting facility.

Both campuses offer students the opportunity to study while overlooking the turf of these famous stadia, providing an inspirational and motivational setting for learning.

UCFB’s active involvement in the football and sport industries mean they have links with the likes of The Football Association and League Managers Association, and are able to offer unrivalled opportunities for students to undertake placements and work experience with leading sports organisations throughout each degree programme. Students have recently enjoyed work placements with a number of renowned sports industry leaders including UEFA, The FA, Stoke City, the US Open and Rio 2016 Olympics.

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.

Programmes are taught by leading figures in football business and sports academia, in and around the inspirational learning environment of Wembley Stadium. Students will have the opportunity to hear from and work with leaders from the industry, and develop specific interests through a research dissertation.

Programmes include MSc Sport Management, MSc International Sport Management and the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism. Each programme is designed to further enhance students’ knowledge and expertise of the industry. In addition, thanks to a unique partnership with the Real Madrid Graduate School – Universidad Europea, MSc International Sport Management students will have the chance to spend time and study in the Spanish capital.


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.


UCFB Wembley features an extensive library and computer suite full of material and technology ideally suited to your research and work needs. On top of this, there are a number of opportunities to participate in a number of sports during your time at UCFB, with our football teams among some of the most competitive in the south of England. Competitive and recreational activities are available, as well as the chance to organise events and watch as a spectator. Away from UCFB there is also the chance to take part in sports like rugby, athletics and netball. UCFB’s pastoral care and personal development programme monitors each student throughout their time at the institution, which means UCFB get to know each student’s personal, academic and professional needs and expectations.

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