Industry endorses University’s football degrees

Football Studies and Football Studies and Business degrees at Southampton Solent University have been awarded a number of major new industry endorsements.

The League Managers Association, Professional Football Coaches Association, Institute of Football Management and Administration and Professional Football Administrators Association, have all commended the quality of the football-specific education that Solent students receive while studying on the courses.

“These endorsements speak volumes about the quality of our football degrees here at Solent University. These organisations represent the interests of football managers, coaches and administrators working at the highest levels of the game,” says Dr Richard Elliott, course leader for Football Studies with Business and Director of the University’s football research centre.

Home to the Lawrie McMenemy Centre for Football Research, the University carries out research and consultancy projects for national and international football organisations.

The success of the courses are reflected in the work placements, internships and jobs with top clubs that past students have obtained, such as Southampton FC, Chelsea FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC and Manchester City FC.

“Existing and prospective students can feel comfortable in the knowledge that key industry partners believe that our degree courses meet the standards required to produce highly-skilled graduates, who possess the specific skills and knowledge to secure employment across a range of roles in professional football," Dr Elliott adds.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT THE MEDIA OFFICE ON 023 8201 3040 or press.office@solent.ac.uk

About Southampton Solent University 

Southampton Solent University offers more than 23,000 students over 200 qualifications ranging from HND to PhD, in subjects such as maritime education and training, fashion and design, media and television, music, health, sport and leisure, business, IT and technology. The University was awarded the 2013 Quality Assurance kitemark for quality and standards of teaching and learning. Solent was voted one of the most creative universities in the UK in a Which? University 2013 poll of students. Solent Business School has been awarded ‘Gold approval’ by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Small Business Charter Award, which is supported by the Association of Business Schools and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

About The Lawrie McMenemy Centre for Football Research
The Lawrie McMenemy Centre for Football Research (LMCFR) is a multi-disciplinary football education, research and consultancy centre which provides expert support for the football industry, students and the media in a number of areas. The centre is founded on Southampton Solent University's position as a leading provider of football-related academic study in the United Kingdom.

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These endorsements speak volumes about the quality of our football degrees here at Solent University
Dr Richard Elliott, Course Leader