If you’re passionate about football, Solent University’s industry-leading football studies degree can help provide you with the skills you’ll need to thrive in a variety of football roles. Past graduates are now employed in a range of clubs and organisations at all levels of the game. Solent University has been at the forefront of football education for nearly two decades and our football studies degree has emerged as the leading supplier of graduates to the football industry. Graduates have gone on to careers at Premier League clubs including Southampton, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur. This degree provides students with comprehensive knowledge and real-world experience of the football industry. Students have the opportunity to study a range of contemporary themes, as well as tailor their study to areas of specific interest within football. Endorsed by the League Managers Association, the Professional Football Coaches Association and Kick It Out, the course offers excellent work placement opportunities with professional clubs and organisations. Students are able to benefit from the opportunity to tap into the University’s extensive network of contacts in the game. Regular lectures from guest speakers - including former Premier League and international players, managers, academy directors, leading club chairmen, media professionals, match officials and England national team staff - enable students to learn from and interact with professionals who have first-hand, high-level experience within the game. Southampton Solent University is recommended as a ‘leader in football-related academic study’ by The Times Good University Guide. In recent years, students have secured work-based learning opportunities, internships and full-time employment with a number of clubs and associations, including: The Football Association The Premier League Manchester United FC Arsenal FC Chelsea FC Manchester City FC Tottenham Hotspur FC Birmingham City FC Watford FC Newcastle United FC West Ham United FC Charlton Athletic FC Millwall FC Crystal Palace FC Portsmouth FC Reading FC Southampton FC Major League Soccer (USA). This football studies programme is open to students from a wide range of academic backgrounds – football foundation year graduates will receive direct entry. Candidates should be passionate about football and aspiring to a career within a professional club or sporting organisation.