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.
Preston has a strong football heritage: Preston North End are one of the founding members of the Football League; Dick, Kerr Ladies F.C. was founded in Preston; and the Headquarters of the Football League are based in the city. UCLan has strong links with the football industry, with relationships with both PNE F.C. and Burnley F.C., as well as other professional clubs locally. It is a FA/BUCS Development Hub and a HE Partner of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA). The university is also in partnership with a national private football academy provider, Professional Football Academy. Therefore, there are lots of opportunities for our students to experience real world learning.
The course has been designed to allow students to choose options that reflect their personal interests and aspirations and allow flexibility of learning across the different football industry functions.
3 years full-time, 4 years with optional placement year
Subject to approval
Preston (Campus code: U)
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Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU). Sandwich year out £1,000 (UK/EU)
Fees for international students
Our typical offer is 104-112 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: Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction*, Distinction - Distinction*, Distinction*
Pass Access Course: 106-112 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 104-112 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no subscore lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, industry professional qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies are welcome and considered on an individual basis.
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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.
This course is based in the School of Sport and Health Sciences
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
Please note that this course is subject to review/validation which may result in changes to the course structure. Any changes as a result of the review/validation will be immediately included and highlighted in the course documentation and all students holding current offers will be provided with a comprehensive list of those changes. If you are not satisfied with the changes, you will be offered the opportunity to withdraw from the programme and, if required, reasonable support to transfer to another provider.
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course 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.