Football Medical Leadership and Performance

1 year
September 2024
Online learning

On this course, you’ll embrace a business approach and apply it to elite football. You'll develop an understanding of performance, leadership, and operational medical department challenges.

Why study with us

  • This is a brand new programme bespoke to the world of elite-level football.
  • Our course has brought together football experts, recognised internationally in their field. This ensures content and delivery is aligned to the football industry's demands.
  • This degree offers a rounded syllabus, developing significant skills that will help you lead at the highest level of football.

What you'll do

  • From online lectures, webinars and Teams meetings, from both academic staff and their peers, you will learn in a variety of online methods.
  • External speakers from the world of sport, football, and business will provide you with a toolkit. This toolkit covers the whole spectrum of leadership and performance.
  • The course embraces practical learning & research from within football clubs. There will also be opportunities to research at a higher level beyond this programme.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Academic expertise

Mark in a jumper delivering a lecture
Mark Leather
Course Leader MSc Football Science and Rehabilitation and MSc Football Medical Leadership & Performance
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Mark is the course leader of MSc Football Medical Leadership Performance and MSc Football Science and Rehabilitation. He is a HEA Teaching Fellow and works with professional bodies such as the FMPA helping with educational strategies and content. He is also an External Examiner a…

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Dr Jill Alexander
Course Lead DProf and MProf in Elite Performance
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Jill is a Senior Lecturer and programme lead for the DProf and MProf in Elite Performance. She also delivers several modules on the MSc Football Science and Rehabilitation and MSc in Football Medical Leadership and Performance courses. Prior to this, she led the BSc (hons) Sports…

International students additional entry criteria

To be considered for admission to this programme you should normally meet or exceed the following criteria:

  • Applicants should hold a 2:2 degree or equivalent professional experience or learning in a related field.
  • One academic/professional reference on an official letter headed paper, dated, duly signed, and stamped
  • A satisfactory personal statement
  • English language
  • If English is not your first language, you'll need to provide evidence of English language such as IELTS (or equivalent) 6.5 (and 6.0 in each component).

We offer a test of English language equivalent through our Language Academy. You will need 75% overall with no component under 65%. Please visit English language entry requirements. Documents that are not in English must have an official English translation

View our free English classes

Fees and funding

Distance Full-time£9,000 per year
Distance Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Distance Full-time£9,000 per year
Distance Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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