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University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) is a higher education institution offering undergraduate and postgraduate university degrees and executive education in the football business, sport and events industries. UCFB is a college of the University of East London.

UCFB became the world’s first higher education institution with university degrees in the football and sports industry when it was opened at Burnley F.C.’s Turf Moor in 2011.

UCFB academies

UCFB’s elite football academies based at UCFB’s campuses in Manchester and Wembley are tailored for elite-level footballers who have recently been released from professional football clubs, or for those that possess an ability to play at a higher level.

The academies allow students to combine working within a professional football environment, led by UEFA qualified coaches, with a place on one of UCFB and GIS’ unique degrees in football or sport.

UCFB Academy, Manchester is available to male students and is based at UCFB Etihad Campus, whilst UCFB Academy, Wembley is located at UCFB Wembley Campus.



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