From grassroots, to elite level, the University of South Wales has a strong pedigree in football, with a number of excellent degrees ranging from our foundation courses, football coaching degree and our Masters qualification.
Are you passionate about a career in the football industry? The Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development offers students the opportunity to gain an industry-recognised coaching award whilst also being affiliated to a specific football club. The unique coaching course has been designed in partnership with the English Football League Trust (EFLT) to identify the qualities and skills that are necessary to work within the community departments of professional football clubs, or within national governing bodies in areas of growth such as social inclusion, community coaching and football development.
The BSc (Hons) Football Coaching and Performance degree will give you the experience and the skills, as well as the key contacts to help gain employment in the football industry. this degree has been designed alongside a number of professional football clubs to help focus the skills and qualities needed to work in the professional football industry. The degree boasts impressive employability statistics, with 100% of graduates in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating. This unique coaching course allows students to combine football specific qualifications, with the opportunity to apply their learning in the industry through excellent placement opportunities, both locally and in the USA.
The BSc (Hons) Football Coaching Development and Administration degree is aimed towards students who are looking to work in roles such as coaching, development and management, and has a focus on both the football and business knowledge necessary to develop students into future professionals working in the football industry. The course was developed in partnership with professional coaching organisations, and offers students the unique opportunity to study and gain work placements across the globe.
Specifically designed for students who have already obtained a football-related Foundation Degree or equivalent qualification, the BSc (Hons) Football Coaching, Development and Administration (Top Up) allows you to gain a full Bachelor of Science degree in less than year.
The MSc in Advanced Performance Football Coaching is designed to meet the increasing demand for professionals within the football market. This Masters provides students with a combination of professional and evidence based academic training for coaches, heads of coaching, performance analysts, fitness coaches and all other positions associated with performance player pathways. This is the first coaching course of its kind in Wales and complements the extensive undergraduate football courses offered at the University of South Wales. The course has been designed by USW Sport academics, and has been advised by external partners, including the FA Wales Trust and Swansea City.