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Football at Solent

So, you love football – did you know you can get a lifelong career in a variety of roles? From coaching at multiple levels – youth teams right up to the Premier League – to support roles such as performance analyst, scout, researcher, educator or welfare officer. You can use your passion for the game and make a professional future all about football.

Do you want Premier League experience and unrivalled opportunities? We’re Southampton Football Club’s official university partner and we enjoy an international reputation for excellence in all our football subjects.

At Solent, you’ll be supported in finding that special skill you have by studying the foundations of the game, from the principles of coaching football and elite youth development to higher levels of understanding of the sport including strategic football development, the politics, culture and sociology of Football, sport psychology and tactical performance analysis.

You’ll also have access to our extensive network of contacts in the game, including former Premier League and international players, managers, academy directors, club chairmen, media professionals, match officials and England national team staff, as well as the unique partnership agreement with Southampton FC, with access to real-world industry experience at the club as part of the curriculum, including professional coaching and development from Premier League coaching staff.

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MSc Football Science

Designed specifically for those working in a professional football environment, this master’s degree will enable you to develop and enhance your existing knowledge and skills in elite football.

BSc (Hons) Football Studies

The course is designed and tailored for those individuals passionate about football, enthusiastic to learn from the game in order to reach their aspirations to work within it....


Practical and theoretical sessions help students to learn the skills, strategy and confidence needed for a football career.

Practical sessions are delivered at Solent’s multi-million-pound Test Park football centre, which boasts a full-size all-weather 3G pitch, an FA Step 5 football arena and a state-of-the-art built-in teaching space. Students also have access to AnalysisPro/Nacsport video and performance analysis equipment and software.

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