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Football Science BSc (Hons) Degree (Level 6) — Full-time

Course outline

Kick-off your future in football: the world's beautiful game.

Develop the skills needed for a career in elite football, focusing on individual player development and overall team performance. With integrated sports science disciplines, you'll be encouraged to develop the key skills, knowledge and experience required to succeed within the global football industry.

The BSc (Hons) Football Science programme is designed for students wishing to further their knowledge and skills in working in the football industry and aims to:

  • Prepare for employability within football and wider sports settings
  • Develop the understanding of contemporary approaches to evidence-based practice within the football industry
  • Provide equal opportunities for all students to develop professional practice.
Major themes to be explored include: performance analysis, anatomy and physiology, nutrition, strength and conditioning, talent identification and development, coaching performance and applied psychology.

Indicative Year 1 (Level 4) modules:
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Fundamentals of Conditioning within Football
  • Theoretical Concepts of Football Coaching
  • Nutrition for Performance and Recovery in Football
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Movement Analysis within Football

Indicative Year 2 (Level 5) modules:

  • Work Placement
  • Coaching for Performance
  • Introduction to Media Application within Football
  • Performance Analysis
  • Introduction to Research Skills
  • Applied Sports Psychology

Indicative Year 3 (Level 6) modules:

  • Treatment and Management of Injuries in Football
  • Talent Identification in Football
  • Research Project
  • Assessing Performance and Recovery: an Integrated Approach
  • Professional Development Portfolio within Football

How to apply for this course

Entry onto this course is via UCAS.

  • Institution code: N30
  • UCAS code: FUT3
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Location Date Fees / reductions
664 Nuthall Road

Start: Monday 2nd October 2023

The tuition fee is per year.

Various bursaries are available for some Higher Education courses.

Tuition fee: £8,250

Course code: C042432 / Q042433


Level 6 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Football Science (subject to validation).


3 years

Level Level 6
Entry requirements

Minimum of 64 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications or equivalent (including T Levels).

GCSE passes at minimum grade 4 (formerly grade C) or equivalent in English and Maths.

Mature applicants not meeting the standard entry criteria but with relevant industry or life experience are very welcome to apply.

Teaching & assessment

This will be industry-led, using a wide range of innovative and traditional methods, including: assignments, research projects, reports, presentations, work placement opportunities and practical scientific investigations.


Following this programme, you may wish to progress to postgraduate studies, including teacher training.

A number of our graduates are now employed in the football industry in sports science support, player development and community programmes.  Graduates work for a number of organisations including – Nottingham Forest, Notts County, Basford United, Nottinghamshire FA (community, disability), Nottingham City Council, UK Sport and Sport England.

Football Scientists will be well-prepared for a wide range of careers, bringing vital transferable skills that many potential employers are looking for.

Possible opportunities include: football coach, physical performance coach, performance analyst, sport scientist, development officer, exercise/nutritional adviser, welfare officer, community and engagement officer; or in talent identification and recruitment roles in a variety of professional football and wider sporting settings.

Others may seek employment in education, HM Armed Forces, the public services, voluntary sector or in health promotion and wellbeing..

Additional information

This course is currently subject to validation.