Men's Elite Football Programme Studentship Opportunities

Hartpury University Centre are offering talented football players, coaches and analysts the chance to study whilst playing and / or working within the Men’s Elite Football programme for the upcoming 2017/18 and 2018/19 academic years. Hartpury are renowned for helping students progress into professional football from either a playing or support service perspective by providing an ideal setting that combines the very highest level of university sport and countless professional development opportunities and links.

The Football Studentship offers part-funded places on Hartpury’s MSc Coaching Science, Applied Strength and Conditioning or Professional Development degree to enable suitable candidates to combine both working and/or playing within the elite football programme with postgraduate studies. Studentship responsibilities will be negotiated with the football academy staff but may include coaching, team management, sport science support and teaching assistance in college sport.

This opportunity helps you develop your chosen skills in a professional training environment whilst enjoying the flexibility of playing high level semi-professional football or working in a professional club whilst gaining an MSc in your desired area.

Potential Studentship responsibilities include the following:

Fulfilling a key role in playing or coaching / analysis and sport science support.

  • Completing postgraduate projects which combine MSc study with work-based responsibilities in the football programme.
  • Contributing to the planning, delivery and review of specific HE Sport department undergraduate modules.
  • Leading training sessions and fulfilling managerial duties within the football teams.
  • Assisting the football programme’s support services including performance analysis, strength and conditioning, physiotherapy, nutrition, psychology and performance lifestyle.

For further information please contact Chris Knowles on 01452 702633. Alternatively, you can forward your CV to

Closing date: Monday 4th September 2017.