Masters Degree

The International Football Group X Macclesfield FC X University of Central Lancashire.




In what undoubtedly represents our flagship offering, we are thrilled to present our University Programmes in partnership with the University of Central Lancashire.

This exhilarating programme gives student-athletes from all over the world the unique opportunity to combine studying for a globally recognised degree qualification with continuing their football journey in a truly worldclass, professional and inspiring environment.

As well as enjoying the very best in academic provision, you will also revel in life as a full-time footballer knowing that your passions will be fuelled every step of the way. The University Programmes are meticulously designed – promoting exemplary standards both on and off the field of play.

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Explore Your Passion:
6 Diverse MA & MSc Programmes Tailored to Sport Education

Embark on a journey of specialised education in the realm of sports with our meticulously designed Master of Science (MS) and Master of Science (MSc) programmes. Whether you aspire to delve into sports management, sports science, or explore the intersections of technology and athletics, we offer a selection of five distinct programmes to suit your unique interests and career goals.

MSc Sports Coaching

MSc Sports Coaching

Sports Coaching places you at the forefront of coaching practice. Apply your skills and experience to real world contexts across the UK and abroad.

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MA Physical Education & School Sport

Our MA in Physical Education and School Sport aims to enhance your theoretical understanding and applied practice of Physical Education and school-based Leadership.

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MSc Sport & Exercise Science

This practitioner focused, applied and practical course is delivered by some of the world’s leading researchers, in the only laboratories in the North West accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).

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MSc Sports Business Management

MSc Sport Business Management

Are you ready to make a significant contribution to the dynamic global sports industry? Our Sport Business Management course has enabled graduates to step into work for a wide range of UK and international sports organisations.

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MSC Performance Analysis & Talent Management

MSc Performance Analysis & Talent Management

Do you aspire to work in performance sport? Start your journey with our Performance Analysis and Talent Management course, offering insight to a range of careers in performance sport

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MSC Performance Analysis & Talent Management

MSc Nutrition & Exercise Sciences

We are a leader in the field of nutrition and exercise sciences. You’ll learn in labs accredited by the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences (BASES). 

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Pathways & Opportunities:

Discover a wealth of exciting prospects and connections awaiting you with our BSc degrees.

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity not only allows you to learn from some of England’s most renowned Coaches, but also provides you with the necessary qualifications and experiences that will catalyse your future career within the sports and business sectors.

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Careers In Sport

Our comprehensive programmes pave the way for a fulfilling career in sport, providing you with the knowledge, skills, and networks essential for thriving in diverse roles within the dynamic realm of sports management, coaching, and administration.

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Local Semi-Pro Club Links

Our programme actively facilitates networking opportunities, fostering relationships that may serve as a stepping stone to a rewarding career, whether it be on or off the field.

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Showcase Games

Experience the thrill of competing in showcase games against high-level teams. Each match serves as a platform for your talent to shine, opening doors to the next level of your football journey

Macclesfield FC Reserves

Macclesfield FC Reserves

Immerse yourself in an unparalleled opportunity to refine your skills and elevate your game by participating in exclusive playing and training sessions with the Macclesfield FC Reserve Team.

Macclesfield FC First Team Training

Macclesfield FC First Team Training

Our programs offer access to first class facilities and guidance from UEFA-qualified coaches, ensuring an immersive and elite training experience.

Macclesfield FC First Team

Macclesfield FC First Team Games

Elevate your aspirations as our programmes provide a potential pathway to don the prestigious jersey of Macclesfield FC.

The Programme Costs

If you would like to discuss any of the funding options available to you, please ensure that you liaise with our Recruitment Team who are here to help you!

Recruitment Team is available at; macclesfield@theinternationalfootballgroup.com



International students will get £1,000 bursary, US students will get £2,500 scholarship – same as bachelors.


 Starting from £4,500

We are committed to assisting you in finding suitable accommodation that aligns with your preferences and needs



Our full-time football programme offers training led by UEFA qualified coaches, weekly competitive games & individual player reviews