Top Football Universities in England and Netherlands

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Top Football Universities in England and Netherlands

Football is not just a sport, it’s tradition in England. With a long history of the sport in the United Kingdom, there are thousands of fans who wait for the FIFA World Cup to cheer on their country. In fact, in terms of education, when it comes to sport-related disciplines such as sports management or sports studies, football is the most sought after in that category.

Though there are not that many institutions in the Netherlands that provide educational courses, specific to football, the country’s national football team has represented the Dutch ever since 1905. 

Top Football Universities in England and Netherlands - FIFA 2022
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In terms of FIFA World ranking, England stands at number #5, while Netherlands stands at #8. With both the countries being in the Top 10 in the world, their individual matches in the FIFA World Cup 2022 are about to be televised soon. 

So while we wait to watch the results of those matches, let’s get to know some of the top universities for Sports Studies in Football, in England, as well as, Netherlands. Read on below to know more!


1. University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) | University of East London

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Founded not that long ago, University Campus of Football Business is located throughout different campuses in England. It is dedicated to offer all levels of degrees, including undergraduate, postgraduate, and online programs, related to sports and the football industry. The college is a part of University of East London. Industry experts and professionals related to football are involved with the college, while top-quality curriculum and teaching methods are used to instill knowledge to the students. Some of the courses included are MSc in Football Business and MSc in Football Communications and Digital Marketing. 

Courses:Undergraduate and Postgraduate 
Average Fees:£14,950  (INR 14.5 lakh) 

2. University of Liverpool | Liverpool School of Management

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As a part of the esteemed Russell Group of universities, University of Liverpool constitutes the Liverpool School of Management that offers renowned courses in football and the sports industry. Master’s degree programmes and even an MBA in football industries are provided for international students. Situated in Liverpool, England, the university of Liverpool also offers postgraduate certificates in the field. 

Courses:Sports Business and Management MScFootball Industries MBA
Fees:£14,950 (INR 14.5 lakh) £31,500 (INR 30 lakh)

3. University of Birmingham

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A redbrick university, University of Birmingham is one of the founding universities of the Russel group. Founded in 1900, the university is well known for its education all around the world. When it comes to education related to the industry of sports/football, a degree at postgraduate level is available. 

Exercise and Sports Medicine (Football) MSc/Postgraduate Diploma

Courses:Exercise and Sports Medicine (Football) MSc/Postgraduate Diploma
Fees:£25,740 (INR 25 lakh)

4. University of Central Lancashire

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Founded in 1828, the University of Central Lancashire is among the top universities in the world. There’s pathway programs, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees available in the university that are specialised in football. Their Football Studies Foundation Entry degree is also for you if you are interested in making a career out of football. Ranked #801-1000 in QS World University Rankings 2023, the university is located in England and welcomes a number of international students each term. 

Courses:Football Medical Leadership & Performance, MScFootball Science & Rehabilitation, MScFootball Studies, BSc (Hons)
Fees:£15,500 (INR 15 lakh) per year£15,500 (INR 15 lakh) per year£14,900 (INR 14 lakh) per year


5. University of Groningen

University of Groningen
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Established more than 400 years ago, the University of Groningen is located in the Netherlands and offers a range of various courses. With a degree in sports studies and sports sciences, you can potentially land a career in the sport industry of your choice, in this case, football. Ranked #145 in QS World University Rankings 2023, the university is known for its calibre and ability to produce high-end professionals. 

Course:Master in Sports Science  
Fees:€17,500 (INR 15 lakh), per year 

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So, those were some of the amazing courses in football offered by some of the top universities in England and Netherlands! What do you think? Did you know that there was an academic path to make a career out of football as well? If you wish to continue following your dream, and decide to take admission in a top university, you can reach out to Leverage Edu experts any time! Call us immediately at 1800 57 2000 for a free 30-minute counselling session.

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