BA (Hons)

International Sports Management with Men’s Football

Hosted by ż International Academic and Soccer Academy (RIASA) in Leeds, UK


BA (Hons)
UK & US Degree


Leeds, UK


4 Years (Full-time)

Tuition Fees 2023

UK – £24,750
EU, INT & US – £28,500

Tuition Fees 2024

UK – £27,750
EU, INT & US – £32,150

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“We believe the combination of education and sport are truly transformative experiences. RIASA is a unique programme that offers students the opportunity to develop their passion for sport within a combination of academic and athletic settings.  The degree programme is innovative and rigorous – providing students with key skills needed to succeed within sports management and business environments, and preparing graduates for professional career opportunities offered by global sporting industries.”
– Dr Colin Howley, Director of RIASA Programme

What our students say

“My time at RIASA has given me the opportunity to not only grow as a player but also as an individual. Moving so far from home and into a completely different culture gives you a great opportunity to grow as an independent person and experience what other areas of the world have to offer.

The training environment here emphasizes the importance of player responsibility. You will get out what you put into the program. On the pitch we have access to great facilities and a highly experienced coaching staff that all come from different backgrounds and experience levels. The staff here are incredibly passionate about what they do and work very hard to provide the best opportunities for their players on and off the pitch.

The opportunities to travel have been immense. In my four years I’ve played all across England as well as Finland, Latvia, Slovakia, and China. This has allowed me to experience different playing styles and levels of competition. Traveling has been the absolute best way to learn about different cultures and gain real world experience.”

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Play UK soccer. Earn a US & UK degree

RIASA is the only programme of its kind in the world, offering student-athletes, the opportunity to study for a dual-accredited US/UK degree whilst playing soccer in a professional UK soccer environment in Leeds. This BA provides students with the opportunity to pursue their ambitions in soccer with a respected, reliable and transferable degree if their path doesn’t lead to the professional game.

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