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Football Business and Media (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
London, United Kingdom
Football media is a multi-faceted environment and this Football Business and Media (Hons) degree from UCFB x GIS provides students with a contextual insight into how public relations and journalism relate to the business of football and the wider sport industry.
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Overview

This Football Business and Media (Hons) course from UCFB x GIS is available with a Foundation year for those who do not meet main entry requirements. Please see ‘Requirements’ and ‘Modules’ tabs on this page for further information, including UCAS codes.

Sport has been transformed by media investment and emergent technologies that range from the latest English Premier League television and radio broadcast deals to the huge growth of online media. 

The football industry is supported by all media platforms including print, broadcast and online at multiple levels as a source of content, as well as a competitive business tool in the pursuit of audiences and as a forum and environment for social media discussion. 

Degree content

UCFB brings senior figures from organisations such as Sky, BBC, ITV, talkSPORT and governing bodies to work with our students and provide them with important insights in to how the media really works in order to supplement the teachings from UCFB’s own industry professionals and experienced media academics.

The media pathways explore the many facets of media communications and develop your understanding of the interconnected relationship between industry stakeholders. You will also gain an understanding of football business and media by introducing international football business models and management concepts, business planning, contemporary issues and public relations events strategy. There will be opportunities to develop your practical application of how football brands communicate to their audiences through PR related activity.

Career

The football industry has been transformed over the last decade with broadcast deals worth billions of pounds for worldwide coverage across a multitude of platforms. This degree provides UCFB students with an insight into how public relations and journalism relate to the business of football and the wider sports industry with career opportunities as wide and varied as media and marketing manager, digital media executive, social media strategist, video service manager, videographer, football data analyst and match day commentator. Graduates have the ability to rise to senior managerial roles due to the management aspect of the degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Understanding Football Business
  • Principles of Sports Media
  • Understanding Football Fans & Customers
  • Social & Digital Sports Media
  • International Football Business Analysis
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Research Methods
  • Television Production

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • When you first apply through UCAS you are generally given up to five choices to use initially and you are free to use these choices however you wish. 
  • Some applicants like to apply to one course at a number of different institutions and decide where in the country they may like to live, others have already decided they would like to study at UCFB and apply for a number of different courses with us.
  • It is important that whatever you choose to do, your decision is well informed and carefully considered. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14950 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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