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UCFB

University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) is a world first in higher education, offering undergraduate university degrees 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.

For postgraduates, UCFB’s Global Institute of Sport (GIS) offers ground-breaking Master’s degree programmes in the football and sports industry utilising a global network of industry leaders and elite stadium venues in the UK, US, Canada and Australia. GIS also hosts a world-class executive education portfolio led by VSI Executive Education (VSI), professional qualifications for students, graduates and sports business people, and an Industry Advisory Board packed with leading names in the world of sport.

From 2021, GIS will open its first North American campus in South Florida. Set to deliver degrees in the US from June 2021, GIS’ first non-UK campus will be based at the Inter Miami CF Stadium. The first programme to be taught at the GIS Inter Miami CF Stadium Campus will be the MSc Sports Directorship, delivered in partnership with VSI.

In addition to the unique degree programmes, UCFB & GIS also offer an Employability and Enrichment programme of best-in-class executive speakers and exceptional work experience opportunities. Previous guest speakers have included England manager Gareth Southgate, Rangers manager Steven Gerrard and Manchester United legend Roy Keane. UCFB & GIS have a number of partnerships with some of the leading names in sport, including the Football Association, League Managers Association, the National League and the Rugby Football League.

All UCFB and GIS students, including those studying online, will have access to the GIS Study Hubs at Inter Miami CF Stadium, New York’s Red Bull Arena, Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Toronto FC’s BMO Field and the Melbourne Cricket Ground, where annual GIS Sports Summits are hosted.

GIS students will also have the opportunity to attend an exclusive LaLiga Summit to grow their network and understanding of Spanish football.

Over 90% of graduates are in employment within six months of graduating, with two thirds of those working within the football and sports industry, whilst 92% of Master’s graduates are also in employment within six months of graduating, with 82% of those working within the football and sports industry.

Key Facts

  • State-of-the-art facilities in two world class campuses
  • 92% of UCFB graduates are in full-time work
  • Regular opportunities to hear from industry professionals
  • Campuses in London and Manchester - two of Europe's sporting and cultural hot spots

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