If you're committed to a career in football and want to get involved in the commercial side of the industry, this degree will help provide you with knowledge of the business of the game to prepare you for a number of different roles in the industry. Southampton Solent University is recognised as a leader in football-related academic study. This recognition has allowed graduates to go on to careers at a number of professional football clubs, both in the Premier League and the Football League. Students receive a rounded business education contextualised to the football environment. This includes units in football development, sociology, marketing, finance, human resource management, organisation behaviour and strategy to help build their knowledge on the business of the game. Learning on the course is supplemented by regular guest lectures. Guests include former Premier League and international players and managers, academy directors, leading club Chairmen, journalists and media professionals, match officials and England national team staff. Endorsed by the League Managers Association, the Institute of Football Management and Administration, the Professional Football Administrators Association, and Kick It Out. The course also offers excellent work placement opportunities with professional clubs and organisations, and the opportunity to tap into the University’s extensive network of contacts in the game.