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In Partnership With University Of Central Lancashire


A One-Year Programme

Kickstart Your Future:
One-Year Football & Educational Master Programmes.

In partnership with the University of Central Lancashire, we are delighted to a to an innovative fusion of academic excellence and athletic prowess – our one-year Football & Educational Master Programs. Designed to be dynamic, impactful, and career-accelerating, our programmes offer an intensive learning experience that prepares you for success both on and off the field.

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Explore Your Passion:
6 Diverse MA & MSc Programs 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) programs. 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 programs to suit your unique interests and career goals.

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 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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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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The International Football Group

Benefits of our one-year programmes

Our six Master’s programmes in partnership with UCLAN opens a gateway to a world of unparalleled opportunities and advantages. From an intensive one-year format that compresses a traditional curriculum into a dynamic learning experience to cost-effective and accelerated career entry, our programmes are designed to propel you toward success.

Intensive Learning Experience

Our program compresses the traditional postgraduate curriculum into a one-year format, ensuring you receive the same education but in a more focused and dynamic setting. This structure allows you to delve into advanced coursework, engage in hands-on projects, and emerge with a thorough understanding of your field.

Cost-Effectiveness & Accelerated Career Entry

By completing your postgraduate degree in just one year, you not only save on tuition but also accelerate your entry into the professional realm. This not only minimizes financial investment but also enables you to start applying your knowledge in real-world scenarios sooner than with the conventional two-year model.

Integrated Football Training Sessions

Recognizing the importance of holistic development, we have integrated football training sessions into the program. Beyond academics, these sessions foster physical fitness, teamwork, and leadership skills. You’ll find a perfect balance between intellectual and physical pursuits, creating a well-rounded educational experience.

Weekly Matchday Experience

Weekly competitive matches, where you can apply the strategic thinking and teamwork principles to the football field. This experiential learning approach extends beyond the pitch, cultivating resilience, adaptability, and a winning mindset that will serve you well in any professional setting.

Networking Opportunities

Our program offers a unique chance to connect with professionals, alumni, and fellow students through exclusive events, creating a strong network that will be invaluable in your future endeavors. Engage with industry leaders, learn from experienced professionals, and build relationships that extend far beyond the duration of your studies.

Mentorship Programs

Benefit from personalized mentorship programs where you’ll be guided by experienced faculty and industry professionals. This mentorship goes beyond academic support, providing insights, advice, and real-world perspectives to help shape your career path.

Global Exposure & Diversity

Experience a diversity of cultures within our student body. Engaging with classmates from various backgrounds enhances your global perspective, fostering a rich and inclusive learning environment that prepares you for an interconnected world.

Industry-Relevant Curriculum

Our program is meticulously designed to meet the demands of modern industries. You’ll gain cutting-edge knowledge and skills, ensuring that you graduate not just with a degree but with expertise directly applicable to your chosen field.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Immerse yourself in an environment equipped with world-renowned facilities, including advanced laboratories, libraries, and sports infrastructure. Whether you’re conducting research, attending lectures, or refining your football skills, UCLan campus provides the tools for success.

Flexible Learning Options

We understand the importance of accommodating different learning styles. Our program offers flexibility through a blend of in-person and online learning, allowing you to tailor your educational experience to suit your preferences and lifestyle.

Career Services & Placement Support

Gain a competitive edge in the job market with our comprehensive career services. From resume building to interview preparation, our dedicated team is committed to supporting your transition from academia to your dream career.

Research Opportunities

Engage in ground-breaking research projects guided by experienced faculty members. Our commitment to research excellence provides you with opportunities to contribute to advancements in your field and make a lasting impact.

Exclusive Alumni Network

Join a thriving community of successful alumni who have excelled in various fields. Benefit from networking opportunities, mentorship programs, and exclusive events that connect you with accomplished professionals around the globe.

The Programme Costs



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

The International Football Group

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