• Study mode: Full Time
  • Location: UCFB Wembley
  • Duration: Three Years
  • Start Date: September 2018

Course Overview

Our programmes have been created for aspiring professionals wishing to work within the football industry. This degree is aimed at motivating individuals and preparing them for work in this global industry. Our pastoral care and personal development programme ties in directly with career development, informing your work-related activities and ultimately leading to our Careers & Recruitment Office helping you to find the right place for you in the football business or surrounding industries.

Course Details

UCAS CODE: 8N61

The football business is a multi-billion dollar global industry. This global industry is growing exponentially all over the world. A country-by-country breakdown finds that the sports industry is growing faster than GDP both in fast-growing economies, such as the booming BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India and China), and in more mature markets in Europe and North America. The key drivers which fuel this market growth will be studied. These include understanding the nature of fandom; the growth and development of the international football industry; and the development of a global strategy.

There are over 200 member associations all over the world who each govern and manage football in their country. Therefore, you will examine all of the international licensing schemes and regulations of the Global Confederation (OFC, AFC, CONCACAF, CAF, UEFA, FIFA), along with the implications of cultural differences linked to commercial and sponsorship opportunities. Furthermore, during your three years at UCFB Wembley, there will be opportunities to interact with global events at Wembley Stadium, thus applying your knowledge and increase your competitive edge in the workplace.

Teaching and Learning

Your course consists of a combination of structured learning and teaching activities and independent learning.

Structured learning activities include lectures, seminars, tutorials and other time-tabled sessions. The amount of time set aside for each activity (‘contact hours’) is set out in individual module descriptors and so will vary depending on the modules you take. When you are not attending structured learning and teaching activities you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, using the library, preparing for seminars, and completing coursework assignments.

The programme specification will provide more information on the specific learning and teaching activities on this course.

Overall workload

Your overall workload will include your learning and teaching activities and independent learning with total study time of around 10 hours being worth 1 credit. While your actual contact hours will depend on any option modules you choose.

Year 1: 33 percent of your time is spent in timetabled teaching and learning activity

Teaching, learning and assessment: 396 hours
Independent learning: 804 hours

Year 2: 32 percent of your time is spent in timetabled teaching and learning activity

Teaching, learning and assessment: 384 hours
Independent learning: 816 hours

Year 3: 21 percent of your time is spent in timetabled teaching and learning activity

Teaching, learning and assessment: 250 hours
Independent learning: 950 hours

Assessment

You will be given opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. This may take the form of practice or ‘formative’ assessments for which you will receive feedback from your tutor. Formative assessments are developmental and any marks you receive do not count towards your overall module mark. There is at least one formal or ‘summative’ assessment towards the end of each module. The marks from summative assessments do count towards your overall module mark.

Assessment methods vary, but your programme specification will provide more information on the specific methods used on this course. You can find out more about the assessment methods used across the University in the assessment guide on the Academic Advice pages.

Balance of assessment

The balance of assessment will vary depending on any option modules you choose.

Year 1

60 percent coursework 40 percent written exams 0 percent practical

Year 2

65 percent coursework 25 percent written exams 10 percent practical

Year 3

65 percent coursework 10 percent written exams 25 percent practical

Feedback

You will receive feedback on all assessed coursework and practical assignments and we aim to provide this within three weeks. Feedback on examinations is also available on request.

Assessment feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module leader.

What are the course entry requirements?

Please visit our partner college's website for entry requirements.

For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

Course Modules

Module Map

This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course.

Each module is worth a specified number of credits (typically either 15 or 30 credits for undergraduate courses). Compulsory (or ‘core’) modules cover key subject knowledge, while ‘option’ modules enable you to develop your own interests. For a full-time course you must take modules worth a total of 120 credits at each level of the course. The number of option modules you can take depends on the number of compulsory modules at each level. You can find more information about how your course is structured via the Academic Advice pages.

Our teaching is informed by research and employer requirements, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the subject area. In addition, where we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an option module, this may not be offered. If an option module does not run, we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

The modules available on this course are as follows:

Year 1 Modules

  • Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance
  • Introduction to International Football Business
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Understanding Football Business

Year 2 Modules

  • Intermediate Management Accounting
  • International Football Business Analysis
  • Research Methods
  • Stadium Management

Year 3 Modules

  • International Finance
  • Research Project
  • Strategic International Football Business
  • Strategic Management

Fees

How much does it cost

Fees for September 2017 to August 2018 entry

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

Fees quoted are for the next intake and are subject to change. Fee costs for subsequent years may rise in line with inflation, course delivery costs or subject to government regulations.

For information on financial assistance to support your learning, visit our Undergraduate Fees and Funding section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Student Centre on:
01494 603 020
student.centre@bucks.ac.uk

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applynow