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BA HonsFootball Studies

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Overview

COURSE SUMMARY

The skills and knowledge you will acquire on this course will open up
employment opportunities in football and sport development and
football and sport coaching. In addition, there will be a number of
generic and/or specialised posts within the tourism, leisure, sport
and recreation industries that should be available to students upon
completion of this course.

During the course you will:

  • Benefit from strong links with professional clubs and county
    football associations
  • Experience a course firmly tied in with business, management and
    the social sciences
  • Enjoy field trips to the likes of Luton Town Football Club,
    Twickenham, Wimbledon, Eastlands Stadium, Manchester and Woburn Golf
    Club
  • Be taught by experienced teaching staff with recognised expertise
    in a wide range of related topics

Areas of study you may cover on this course include:

  • Introduction to football
  • The football business
  • Football and the media
  • Developing coaching study and skills
  • Sport education
  • Sport development
  • Leisure and sport management
  • Sociology of sport

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Career opportunities

CAREER MANAGEMENT SKILLS

An initial session on career options will be offered by the team from
the Centre for Personal and Career Development within the unit
Introduction to Football Studies at Level 1, to enable students to
explore all the options available at the University to support their
career choices right from the start.

At Level 2 students will be expected to enhance their career-related
and employability skills through interactive exercises, group
activities and individual reflection. These processes are often
problematic and unnatural to students, differing to experiences in
more traditional subject based units. The focus falls on students to
reflect on their own approaches, learning styles and skills; no
textbook shows what works best for them, thus a degree of
self-discovery is required and students should be in charge of the
process. Students will be encouraged to ask appropriate questions and
increase the use of feedback.

By Level 3 students will also be encouraged to develop their critical
thinking skills, coinciding with the transition to less tutor-led and
greater peer- and self-feedback, and `management of tutor strategies
(Lawrence 2007).

Students will also be encouraged to contact / join associations and
organisations with a view to developing events management experience
on a voluntary basis, such as:

  • The Institute of Sport and Recreation Management
  • Leisure Studies Association

CAREER/FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

Career

The following are likely career choices for students who have
completed the course:

Football and sport administration

Football and sport development

Football/sport coaching

In addition, there will be a number of generic and / or specialised
posts in the tourism/ leisure / sport / recreation industries that
should be available to students upon completion of the course:

Leisure Centre Manager

Sports Club Manager

Project Manager

Further study

In terms of further study a number of possibilities exist, both
within the University and beyond:

MSc Community Sport Management

MA Sport Development Management

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States