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Football Development and Performance with Foundation Year

Buckinghamshire New University
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
High Wycombe, Uxbridge
English

Program description

Football Development and Performance with Foundation Year

This course is offered as a four year Program, including an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree.

The BSc (Hons) Football Development and Performance Program is ideal for those with a keen interest in community development through football, from grass-roots to performance. If you aspire to become a qualified football coach, the Program will give you the opportunity to gain recognised coaching awards, such as the FA Level 1 and 2.

The course aims to help you become a fully inclusive and reflective football development strategist and coach by introducing elements of sport development, policy and the sport sciences. The Program also includes a number of opportunities to network and gain work experience with local community groups, schools and National Governing Bodies.

Admission requirements

What are the course entry requirements?

A typical offer will be a UCAS Tariff score of 80. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.

For more information about admission requirements, Please visit the university website.


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Program content

Foundation Year Modules

  • Preparing for Success Knowledge and Creativity
  • Preparing for Success Self‐development and Responsibility
  • Inquiry and Research Skills
  • Introduction to Sport Development and Performance

Year 1 Modules

  • Introduction to Coaching Theory and Practice
  • Applied Sport Field Study
  • Understanding Sport Development
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Sciences for Physical Education
  • Games in Sport and Education
  • The Global Football Industry
  • Football and Society

Year 2 Modules

  • Coaching and Athlete Development
  • Research in Sport and Exercise
  • Sport Event Planning
  • Performance Analysis
  • Applied Strength and Conditioning
  • Energy and Nutrition
  • Football in the Community
  • Working in Community Football Schemes

Year 3 Modules

  • Club Business: Football
  • Research Dissertation
  • Professional Development and Employability
  • Applied Performance Analysis
  • Psychology of Football
  • Contemporary Issues in Football
  • Performance Testing in Football

Tuition fees

Academic Year 2020-2021 Full-time Fees

  • Home and EU: £9,250 per year
  • International: £12,500 per year

Continuing studies

For those who wish to extend their studies at the end of their degree, opportunities to study at Masters Level, and beyond, are encouraged.

Career opportunities

What are my career prospects

Employment opportunities include football coaching roles, community coaching positions, performance analysts, football development officers and managers, as well as development roles in sports other than football. Successful graduates could expect to work within football clubs, local authorities (county and district councils). National Governing Bodies, including the FA and county FAs, and County Sport Partnerships. There also may be opportunities to work in education, in schools, colleges and universities.

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About this institute

Buckinghamshire New University

“Shortlisted in the International category of WhatUni Students’ Choice Awards 2019’’ With a rich 125-year history, Buckinghamshire New University offers high quality, employment-focused degree programmes in a wide range of subject areas, from pilot training to business, and nursing and...


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Contact info

Buckinghamshire New University

Queen Alexandra Road
HP11 2JZ High Wycombe Buckinghamshire
United Kingdom

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