Global Institute of Sport

Global Institute of Sport (GIS)

The Global Institute of Sport (GIS) is a higher education institute dedicated to providing ground-breaking online Master’s degree programmes in the football and sports industry. GIS utilises a global network of industry leaders and elite partners in the UK, US, Canada and Australia and has an Industry Advisory Board packed with leading names in the world of sport.

The Global Institute of Sport (GIS) is in the prestigious Sport Business Magazine’s Global Top 40 Postgraduate Programmes, sharing the stage with the world’s best institutions.

Current and aspiring sports professionals have the chance to excel in the industry with a number of specialist Executive Education and Professional Qualifications spanning leadership, business, coaching and more, delivered by some of the most experienced and respected practitioners in world sport.

Global Institute of Sport Online Courses

Study for a Master’s degree from anywhere in the world, with flexible learning options to suit your schedule. With GIS, you’ll unlock access to a global network of students, alumni and industry professionals to maximise your opportunities and excel in the most exciting industry in the world.

GIS offers eight master’s degrees, one executive education Master’s and five professional certificates via online learning.

Online Learning at GIS

GIS online courses are designed so professionals can gain a full academic qualification without stopping work. Students decide when and where they study.

Live and On-demand Lectures
Live lectures are delivered at different times of day, enabling global students to attend at a convenient time. Students who do not attend the live lectures are not disadvantaged as they are available on demand after the event.

Online HUB
Students access all the course material, live lectures and on-demand recording via the UCFB Online Hub. Students also participate in online forums and discussions within the Hub, which can be accessed via PC, tablet and smartphone.

Weekly Activity and Feedback
Each week, there are activities to complete, providing plenty of opportunities to ensure that your work is in line with the module leader’s expectations and you are progressing towards the final project and/or dissertation.

Course Work Submission
There are no exams on GIS courses. On their Master’s degrees, each module has a maximum of two graded assessments. Your final mark is based on the graded assignments and a final project/dissertation. All student work is submitted through the Online Hub.

Student Support Services

While studying, students get all non-academic support from the dedicated GIS student support team that can be reached via the Online Hub, email and phone.

Degree Awarding Powers 

GIS degrees are validated by the University of East London. The courses are designed, taught and delivered by GIS and GIS tutors, with the syllabus assessed and approved by the University Of East London and validated by the UK government Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

GIS Campuses & Global Sports Summits

Global Institute of Sport has a campus network like no other based in the heart of the sports industry with stadium-based campuses. Each GIS global location hosts an annual Global Sports Summit, bringing together online and on-campus students, alumni and leading sports industry professionals in some of the world’s most advanced sports and entertainment venues.

These immersive sports experiences are based around tailored talks and workshops featuring sports professionals from the pitch, from the boardroom and from behind the scenes of the sports industry, as well as cultural visits around each city and the opportunity to attend a live sporting event.

Hosted at Inter Miami CF’s DRV PNK Stadium, New York’s Red Bull Arena, Toronto FC’s BMO Field and the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), our Global Sports Summits enable groups of students and graduates to further enhance their knowledge of the international football and sports industry from professionals working at some of the biggest organisations in the sector.

Work & Study Around the World

Have you ever dreamt of living, studying and working abroad? GIS has partnered with organisations in the USA and Australia to provide paid work opportunities which are flexible around your studies.

GIS has partnered with Community Athletic Solutions (CAS) in the USA, and The All Stars Academy (TAA), in Australia, to provide paid internship opportunities for students taking 5 of their Online MSc courses. These partnerships provide a way to live and work in another country, gaining valuable career experience whilst also completing a full Master’s degree.


Use the form below to request more information about these international opportunities.


GIS Fees and Funding

GIS Professional Qualifications fees range from £395 to £595. GIS online Master’s Degree fees are set at £10,950 and  £17,500 for the executive education Master’s for both UK and international students.

Financial Support for GIS Online Master’s degrees

Student Finance 

UK residents can use the government Master’s Loan to help with course fees and living costs.

GIS Scholarships

UCFB’s Global Institute of Sport is proud to offer an extensive suite of scholarships to support outstanding students as they embark on their postgraduate study. From scholarships to aid our elite athletes, to attracting aspiring sports leaders, and scholarships which support inclusivity and diversity within the sporting industry, GIS scholarships are there to support students who want to make a meaningful difference to the future of the sporting world.

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