4 years full-time, 5 years with optional placement year
CF10; Short form:
Preston (Campus code: U)
Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly onto their chosen Honours degree programme.
If you love to play football, watch football, talk about football and have aspirations of working in football, then this course is for you. You will examine the football world from a range of perspectives, linking theory and practice. The course covers a wide range of topic areas that make up the football industry; media, fandom, coaching, development, business, management and events.
Our typical offer is 72 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted.
BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Pass
BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Merit
Pass Access Course: 72 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 72 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.
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REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE
THE SIR TOM FINNEY PRESTON SOCCER CENTRE (PSC)
The Sir Tom Finney Preston Soccer Centre (PSC) is in partnership with UCLan and the UCLan Students’ Union, has grown from a charity providing football coaching to 4 to 16-year-olds, including disabled children, into a full functioning club with several age group teams from under sevens up to and including under 14s. Based at UCLan Sports Arena, it also boasts two women’s open age teams, an adult men’s team and four disabled men’s teams. The Soccer Centre also provides football coaching sessions for homeless people
Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre
Full-time: The fee for the first year of the course will be £5,500 (UK/EU). Fees for years 2 to 4 will be £9,250* (UK/EU) per year
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.
It is important to note that should your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prove to be unsatisfactory for the purpose of the course you have applied to, your offer of a place for that course may be withdrawn. If you have already enrolled on a course and your DBS check subsequently discloses a criminal conviction, you may be required to withdraw from the course even if you have already started. If you are aware that your DBS check will disclose a previous conviction, please contact the course leader for advice as not all convictions may preclude you from continuing with the course.
As a student on the Football Studies course there will be many opportunities for you to engage with industry practitioners. These include professional football clubs, local authorities, international sports agencies and national governing bodies. In addition, we have many industry practitioners making a contribution to our modules throughout the programme. We have extensive links with a range of employers both in the UK and abroad that include the USA and China.
Formal teaching on the degree programme will be in the form of lead lectures, tutor and student led practical and seminars, workshops, tutorials, industry speakers and practitioners, eLearn and computer based self-paced learning, self-directed learning, international study opportunities, placements within industry.
To support the learning environment, real-world scenarios will be embedded into the course, where appropriate. Course materials and a wide range of supporting resources will be made available to you online and new technologies, such as podcasting, discussion boards and blogs are integrated into teaching and learning activities. All students are allocated a personal tutor who can assist with academic queries.
The modules on the course are assessed through a diverse range of assessment methods, including essays, reports, presentations, practical activities, debates and videos, assessed both individually and as a group.
We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions. Please take a look at our staff profiles, whose research and publications provide the basis for the course reading and content.