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BSc (Hons)

Sport Business Management

Football Player Development Pathway
3 Years
September 2023
Campus Taught
Foundation entry

Develop your understanding of the business of sport at all levels while developing yourself as a player.

Why study with us

  • Ranked in the top 3 in the Northwest and the top 5 nationally for Student Satisfaction in Sports Science - Good University Guide 2023.
  • Learn in a football focussed environment. You'll have an individual development plan based on professional coaching. Giving you every opportunity to play and work in elite football.
  • Enjoy the expertise and experience of both Macclesfield F.C. and UCLan staff to help you develop professionally.

What you'll do

  • Develop as a player and gain the skill set required to work in the sporting business world in a range of positions.
  • As well as elite coaching and a professional football development programme you'll have the chance to study abroad. Alongside opportunities to build vital industry experience.
  • Learn from a dedicated team of academics who are specialists in a range of sporting topics with a wealth of leadership experience. You'll also get professionally coached by UEFA qualified coaches.

Module overview

Course delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


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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  • This course is aligned with the Entry and General Management professional standards outlined by CIMSPA, the professional development body for the UK's sport and physical activity sector. As a member, you will be entitled to attend seminars and meetings and learn from industry professionals. The Health and Fitness pathway on the course allows students the option to meet professional standards in Gym Instruction, Personal Training, Health Navigator and Working with People with Long Term Conditions.

Industry Links

  • Tracing their history back to 1874 they are one of the oldest clubs in the UK. We work closely with them to combine academic learning and development in a professional football club environment.

Future careers in football

Our BSc Sport Business Management with Football Player Development provides practical experience. You'll gain the skill set employers and professional football clubs are looking for on and off the pitch.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Full-time£29,950 per year
Full-time£9,250 per year
Full-time£29,950 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

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


This course is based in the School of Sport and Health Sciences located in the Faculty of Allied Health and Wellbeing

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

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