Diploma in Football Studies

Study Method Full-time
Approval Number R2/813/4/0019 10/22, MQA/A7884
Study Mode On-Campus
Intake January or March or August
Duration 2.5 years

AIM of course

The overall aim of the programme is to provide students with an academic and vocational grounding in football so as to develop them into competent football professionals. Emphasis is placed on the development of strong technical skills combined with management capabilities.

About this course

The Diploma in Football Studies is a 2 ½ year course and is made up of comprehensive modules which include subjects that provide a solid understanding of the complexities and fundamentals of football management. Students are exposed to multidisciplinary programme involving the study of football science, management and social studies. Areas of study include sport development, applied anatomy and physiology, sport and event management, development of football coaching skills, the football business, facilities management, fund raising and sponsorship and various business management skills. It is a very comprehensive programme that ensures all round competencies as well as specialized skills in football management to prepare the student for the challenging career in football management.

Entry Requirements

SPM 3 Credits at SPM or
High school / O-levels Successful completion on of high school or O-levels/equivalent or
STPM 2 Principal passes at STPM or
Senior Middle 3 (UEC) 3Bs in Senior Middle 3 (UEC) or,
A-Levels A-levels or equivalent
APEL APEL

Progression

DIPLOMA IN FOOTBALL STUDIES

Cyberlynx International College

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BA (HONS) FOOTBALL STUDIES

University of Bedfordshire, UK (Final Year)

BA (HONS) SPORT AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Bucks New University, UK (Final Year)

BA (HONS) SPORT MANAGEMENT AND FOOTBALL STUDIES

Bucks New University, UK (Final Year)

BSc (HONS) FOOTBALL SCIENCE

Middlesex University, UK (Final Year)

BACHELOR DEGREE LOCALLY AND ABROAD

Entrepreneurship

A special feature at Cyberlynx is that students will also be taught entrepreneurial skills essential for setting up their own business. They will be guided on financial, managerial, innovative and technological competencies required for the success of new business ventures. As such, students will be encouraged to undertake an entrepreneurial project of their own with the lecturers’ professional supervision.

Career Opportunities

The Diploma in football Studies provides a pathway to numerous career opportunities including entry level positions in amateur and professional football organizations. Opportunities also exist in the football business as well as the football/ sport equipment industry which is growing immensely worldwide. Sports entrepreneurs in various sports related business have become increasingly lucrative. Core areas of graduate employment include:

Football Manager

Sports and Fitness Consultant

Football Club and League Manager

Facility Development Manager

Football/Sports Agent

Sports Counselor

Sports Journalist/Broadcaster