Football Project (double unit)
This module allows students the opportunity to work independently to produce a written assignment relevant to an area of their interest. Students may either work on a self-generated research question to produce a journal article style written assignment; alternatively, they can produce a portfolio of evidence based on their experiences of working in the football industry.
Globalisation of Football
Frequently referred to as ‘the global game’, football is a sport enjoyed by billions across the world. This module examines the relationship between the social, political, economic and cultural processes of globalisation and the various ways in which football is played, followed, financed, and consumed across a range of global contexts.
To improve the performance of teams and players in modern top-level football the coach must apply different forms of knowledge to solve problems and ultimately make decisions. The purpose of this module is to enable students to consider, evaluate, analyse and apply a set of principles, values and approaches to Football coaching and management that facilitate high performance.
Professional Practice in Football Development
This module is designed to allow students to develop and apply their theoretical knowledge, whilst also developing their understanding of the influence that theoretical concepts have on the practical application, delivery and evaluation of football development project work.
Performance Psychology in Football
This module seeks to explore theoretical models concerned with sports development and participation. Topics such as behavioural theories, social change, social interactions and relationships within sport will be explored.
Applied Coaching in Football
Utilising scientific evidence, this module will explore the central role of coaching pedagogy in developing football players.
Business Start Up in Sport
This module will provide students with the opportunity to explore the most suitable planning, development and management techniques for different entrepreneurial ventures.
Please note: Not all optional modules are guaranteed to run each year.