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MSc Football Coaching & Analysis

MSc Football Coaching & Analysis

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Football & Team Games Coaching

Course type


Course Summary

More than ever football is driven by statistics and analysis. From a player's fitness to their in-game attributes, numbers play a huge part in the modern game.

Degree overview

This programme will take an in-depth look at the numbers that make the game tick, alongside theoretical and practical coaching disciplines. It will enable students to develop a systematic and in-depth understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights for the advanced study of football coaching and analysis.

Degree content

This Masters degree provides an inclusive, current and versatile curriculum of study which reflects the needs of the football industry for postgraduate students either full or part time. The course looks to support the continuing professional development of football coaches and those working in football or a closely related field.

Students will utilise their advanced knowledge and understanding of football coaching to help them deal with complex issues systematically and creatively, problems, and communicate their conclusions clearly.

Classes for this programme will be taught in the state-of-the-art facilities at Etihad Stadium, Curzon Ashton and the brand-new UCFB Study Hub Sports Lab in order to allow a combination of practical and theoretical learning.

Career prospects

Career prospects include highly sought-after careers within a professional and semi-professional football team such as a coaching, match and performance analyst or operations manager at multidisciplinary teams. Graduates of the MSc Football Coaching & Analysis degree will be awarded degrees by our esteemed academic partner institution, Bucks New University.

Different course options

Full time | UCFB Etihad Campus | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module offers students the opportunity to apply the theoretical and practical knowledge developed within the MSc programme in a relevant, practical work context environment. The work-based placement enables the student to apply techniques of reflective learning to the work experience in order to ensure that learning is based upon a sound theoretical basis and a robust practical application. The responsibility for finding a work-based placement that is suitable is solely in the hands of the student, although workshops are available to facilitate the search process and you will have a supervisor appointed to monitor student progress. Students will study this module in semester 2.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have a 2:1 classification in a sport related degree. Applicants who hold a sport-related degree classification of 2:2 or below or, a non-sport related degree, or significant professional experience will be considered on a case by case basis and may be required to submit a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate sports coaching and/or sports management experience. All applicants will be interviewed. Recognition of Prior Learning Students with relevant previous study at postgraduate level or with extensive experience may be considered eligible for recognition of prior learning. Admissions procedures prospective students may contact the course leader for further information about the course and guidance as to their suitability for the course. Online and postal applications are accepted, upon which, candidates demonstrating a suitable academic and experiential profile will be invited for interview. Some candidates may be required to provide a coaching or management portfolio and/or complete a brief assignment in a relevant subject area to demonstrate suitable level of academic writing.

University information

With two campuses centred around Wembley Stadium in London and the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) is the ideal destination for students wishing to pursue a career in the business side of football and the wider football and sports industry. You’ll enjoy excellent job prospects at UCFB too, as more than 90% of graduates are in employment within six months, and two thirds of those are working in the...more

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