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BSc (Hons)

Football Studies (with Foundation Year)

4 years
September 2024

If you love to play football, watch football, talk about football, and have ambitions to work in football, then our Football Studies Foundation Year degree is for you.

Why study with us

  • You’ll examine the football world from a range of perspectives, linking theory and practice.
  • Course topics include the media, fandom, coaching, development, business, management and events.

What you'll do

  • Your course team are research active in a range of football and wider sporting topics and have a wealth of experience.
  • The course has strong national and international links with the football industry and with professional sports clubs like Preston North End and Burnley.
  • You’ll have access to the Sir Tom Finney Preston Soccer Centre (PSC), a charity providing football coaching and a fully functioning club.


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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Future careers

Our Football Studies degree with a foundation year is the stepping stone to a career in a football related industry.

Fees and funding

First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£16,400 for the first year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

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

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