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International Master in Football Coaching and Management Madrid

Learn directly from the spanish football methodology, the most successful in the last 20 years, hand by hand with the best Spanish coaches, managers and football professionals.

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Highlights

The International Master in Football Coaching and Management is one of the most comprehensive programmes for professionals in the football industry. From coaches and technical staff, to owners and managers who are leading professional football clubs and institutions. In this programme, students will have a 360º view of all key areas necessary to increase football players’ performances and, above all, make their projects successful.

Universidad Europea’s International Master in Football Coaching and Management is the first professional football programme that teaches the Spanish training methodology completely in English. The Spanish methodology is the most successful training methodology in the last 20 years for international football, including national teams and clubs, and is explained and taught by leading Spanish coaches and managers. This programme is orientated to professionals around the world who seek to improve and optimise their players and their football projects.

Studies are focused on two aspects: First, students explore technical variables in the football field, from training methodology and leadership, to match analysis and health. Second, students learn to organise and manage a football project, from talent development to media relations and club branding.

  • Face to face
  • Start: 10 may. 2021
  • 9 months
  • 60 ECTS
  • Escuela Universitaria Real Madrid - Universidad Europea - Madrid
  • Title issued by Universidad Europea de Madrid
  • Exercise and Sports Sciences Faculty
  • Villaviciosa de Odón

Get a 50% discount on the reservation fee if you register before January 31st.

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Why study the International Master in Football Coaching and Management?

Take advantage of the opportunity to develop your football coaching and management skills following the Spanish football training methodology. Learn alongside leading professionals from first-tier football clubs in Spain.

The programme’s curriculum has been developed by football experts from different first-class football clubs, Universidad Europea professors and under the supervision of Real Madrid Football Club in order to provide students with a deep knowledge of the Spanish method and the ability to compare it with other international methods, offering a fully international experience.

Leading companies and professionals from the football industry will visit throughout the programme to share their knowledge and expertise, explaining how business in football is developing and teaching students different business strategies.

Our professors are leading Spanish football professionals who work for the most important clubs in Spain and are involved in major international projects.

Enjoy exclusive experiences with the Real Madrid C.F. including their White Week event, professional visits, live sporting events, networking events and a unique international trip. On this trip, students will visit some of the most important football clubs in Europe, meet their professionals and dive into their training methodology and programme structure.

This programme takes place at our Villaviciosa Campus which features cutting-edge technology and a fully renewed sports complex. Students will also enjoy practical courses at the Real Madrid City in Valdebebas and Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.

Students will have the unique experience of visiting the professional football academies of La Liga and LaLiga Smartbank 2nd Division Clubs and many other sports institutions such as:

Spanish football academies*:

  • Real Madrid.
  • Athletic Club Bilbao.
  • Getafe C.F.
  • Deportivo Alavés.
  • Sevilla C.F.*
  • Real Betis Balompié.*
    *To be confirmed

Football agencies*:

  • Best of You
  • Other agencies
    *To be confirmed

Football venues:

  • Santiago Bernabéu
  • San Mamés
  • Alfredo Di Stéfano

International trip: Visit Portugal’s football academies:

  • Porto C.F.
  • Sporting Lisbon
  • Benfica C.F.

The School’s academic quality is certified by its 14-year history and 11,000 graduates, most of whom are now successful international professionals in the sports industry.

Florentino Pérez, Presidente del Real Madrid

‘Talent, sacrifice and commitment are the foundations that allow us to succeed.’

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International trip

Visit some of the most important football clubs in Europe where you will have the chance to work alongside their professionals and get to know their training methodology and programme structure.

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Visits

During the programme, you will enjoy professional visits to football clubs, academies and sports agencies.

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More than 20 hours

Of your curriculum are dedicated to an in-depth look into the structure of the Real Madrid C.F. youth category.

OUR HYFLEX MODEL

Discover an innovative, flexible and personalized academic model that integrates face-to-face and virtual training with cutting-edge technology.

A PRACTICAL METHODOLOGY

A hands-on experience set in fully-equipped facilities that recreate today’s working environments. A vast faculty made up of real-world professionals will lead classes that are directly related to their career experience, guaranteeing you will constantly apply your learning to real-world contexts right from day one.

THE EXTENDED CLASSROOM

In the extended classroom, you’ll be able to attend classes in person on campus or connect remotely through the digital classrooms. You’ll interact in real time from wherever you are with cameras, 360° microphones and smart boards. What’s more, you’ll have access to hands-on virtual activities in the form of simulations, gamification and virtual labs, with no limit to the number of practical classes you can take.

DIGITAL BLOCK

Personalise your education by exploring the digital content, and exclusive elements available to you, such as introductory courses, workshops, masterclasses and webinars with prestigious experts, as well as virtual simulations that leverage interactive virtual reality and gamification, allowing you to practice your skills at your own speed.

Discover the complete approach

VILLAVICIOSA CAMPUS: INNOVATION MADE FOR YOU

14,000 m2 of state-of-the-art facilities designed for your needs. Our facilities recreate real-world work environments. Whatever your area of expertise may be, our experiential learning model will help you to achieve your professional goals.

INTERNATIONAL NATURE

Discover the experiences of other international students.

The School is made up of more than 70% international students from over 50 different countries worldwide.

You are about to have a life-changing experience

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Scholarships and Grants

We want to help you. If you choose to study at Universidad Europea, you will have the opportunity to apply for a wide range of UE and official scholarships.

The INTERNATIONAL MASTER IN FOOTBALL COACHING AND MANAGEMENT: Methodology

In this master’s, students will have a 360º view of all key areas to increase football players’ performances and, above all, make their projects successful.

During the programme, students will combine theoretical and practical sessions. They will be given the opportunity to learn the latest theories and practice in modern training sessions with state-of-the-art equipment.

Students will learn the key variables for achieving high performance in competitions, as well as how to successfully organise and manage a football club, academy or federation. They will also see how a football coach and their technical staff should work together and how to manage their professional relations.

Another valuable aspect of this programme is the visits to top youth development academies connected to the Spanish professional clubs. Additionally, the most successful, technologically advanced companies in the football industry will visit our facilities. Students will travel to and explore the football academies in Portugal—current UEFA European Football Championship title holders.

At the management level, the programme will introduce what departments need from a football institution. Students will explore and understand the importance of a strong relationship between all departments within a football organisation and their influence on the result of the match. At the end of the programme, they will have the necessary skills to apply to their own projects.

Finally, students will understand how international sports laws govern the international relationships between institutions, clubs and professionals.

Study Plan

The most successful training methodology in the last 20 years for international football is explained and taught by leading Spanish coaches and managers via a unique study plan.

METHODOLOGY

  • Developing a personal game model
  • Identifying and developing high-performance football variables
  • Controlling and evaluating training processes
  • Training process: a methodological revision

  • Technical staff organisation and responsibilities
  • Physical coach
  • Goalkeeper coach
  • Health area – better performance and optimising hygienic habits
  • Neuro-psychological area – applied science and practical strategies to increase performance
  • Scouting and match analysis
  • Case study – modern youth development programme analysis and observation
  • Programing and planning football training
  • Talent development – individual and collective process
  • Team organisation – evaluating and analysing necessity
  • Professional football club structure
  • The football manager
  • Key departments of football clubs – relations and organisation
  • Training and recruitment – talent development
  • Club branding and community management
  • Media – Press conferences
  • A growing field – women’s football
  • Case study – current successful academies
  • International academies of Spanish professional clubs
  • Creating a football academy
  • Developing an organisation chart
  • Looking for investment

  • National and international rules for player transfers
  • FIFA and UEFA general organisation – international tournaments
  • Contract models and commercial relationships
  • Player transfers – youth players’ rights

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Faculty

Alejandro Sánchez Vara

UEFA Pro Coach. Bachelor’s in Sports Science and Physical Acivity. Master’s in Sports Psychology. Master’s in Psychobiology and Cognitive Neuroscience. Universidad Europea Sports Sciences Faculty Professor. PhD candidate in Sports Psychology.

Álvaro Arbeloa

Former Real Madrid C.F. player. Ambassador for Real Madrid C.F. Real Madrid C.F. Youth Academy Head Coach.

  • Iñaki Beni
    Football Academy Manager - Spanish Soccer School. Head Coach for Real Madrid C.F.’s international camps PhD in Sports Sciences - Physical Education
  • Gabriel Calderón
    UEFA Pro Coach and PhD in Sports Science. FIFA International Coach for training programs. Technical Director of La Academia and International Projects Manager - Betis Football Club.
  • Ornella Desirée
    Head of Professional Football at UEFA.
  • Edu Covelo
    Methodology Manager - Celta de Vigo. Assistant Coach in the 1st division of La Liga. Master in High Performance – Spanish Olympics Committee
  • Isaac Arqués
    UEFA Pro Coach. Under-16 Head Coach Daegu FC – Korea. U-16 head coach Primeiro de Agosto - Angola
  • Javier Mallo
    Conditioning Coach Real Madrid C.F. – three times Champions League champion. PhD in Sports Sciences. Bachelor’s in Physiotherapy. Author of different football books and articles.
  • Dani Poyatos
    U-19 Real Madrid C.F. Head Coach. Catalan Football Federation Coach Former Assistant Coach Maccabi Tel Aviv FC. Former Coach Bahrein U-16
  • Elena Isla
    Medical Services Real Madrid C.F. Sports Medicine Unity. Hospital Universitario Sanitas La Moraleja. Medical Chief Madrid Football Cup.
  • Victor Paredes
    Conditioning Coach Real Madrid C.F. Injury Prevention Department. PhD in Sports Sciences. Bachelor’s in Sports Sciences Professor – Universidad Camilo José Cela.
  • Juan Camilo
    Real Madrid C.F. Chief Press Officer. Master’s in Sports Journalism. UEFA and FIFA Relationship Coordinator.
  • David Aznar
    Real Madrid C.F. Women’s Head Coach. Bachelor’s in Sports Sciences. Former U18 RFFM regional team.
  • Manuel Lapuente
    Founder and CEO of Smart Performance. Master’s in Sports High Performance – CSD/UAM. Analysis and Scientist Advisor – RFEA. Head of Research & Sports Science – STATSports.
  • Andoni Bombín
    Ath. Club Bilbao Methodological Director. UEFA Pro Coach. Bachelor’s in Sports Sciences. Former Technical Director - Hainan Football Federation.
  • José Collado
    Sevilla C.F. Conditioning Coach. Bachelor’s in Sports Sciences. Former Conditioning Coach - Al-Ahli Saudi F.C. Fitness Coach - National Sports Medicine Programme – Aspetar.
  • Oscar Felipe
    Granada C.F. Methodological Director. UEFA Pro Coach. Technical, Tactical and Methodology Professor – Iundenia. Former Methodological Director – Add+ Soccer
  • Rafa Ballester
    International Area Sporting Director - Levante UD Associate Professor and Researcher – Universidad Católica de Valencia. UEFA Pro Coach. Bachelor’s in Sports Sciences. Former Assessor of EU Sports Projects.
  • Victor De Arce
    Alcorcon AD International Area Coordinator. Master’s in Physical Activity and Health. Master’s in Conditioning and High Performance (RFEF). Former Technical Coach International Campus Real Madrid.
  • Pablo Raya
    Granada C.F. – Youth Team Football Coach. Former Coach - Aston Vila. Former FA Injury Controlling Expert. Professor and Researcher - Universidad de Granada. Master’s in Philosophy – Liverpool John Moores University.
  • Noelia Bonfantí
    Nutrition Expert Programme – Universidad Europea - Real Madrid Graduate School. Master’s in Physical Activity and Sports.
  • Gonzalo Ónega
    Head Coach U-18 Getafe C.F. UEFA Pro Coach. Former 2nd Division Football Player – Unión Adarve, Navalcarnero C.F. Former Football Coach TSF Academy (USA).
  • Jose María López Chamorro
    Universidad Europea de Madrid Professor
  • Archit Navandar
    Universidad Europea de Madrid Professor
  • José Tornero
    Universidad Europea de Madrid Professor

Employability and Internships

Internships are a key component of your education. Acquiring experience after what you have learnt in your degree is the best way to enter the employment market. There are two types of internships: curricular—which are included in your study plan—and extracurricular—which you can do on a voluntary basis. In this programme, you will have the opportunity to enjoy internships in collaboration with the Real Madrid Communications Department, as well as with other sports media companies.

This programme provides students with unique and exclusive professional experiences thanks to international networking, professional visits and an international trip. Students can also enjoy professional internships.

In order to carry out an internship in a company, you will need to have passed 50% of your credits and register before you begin your internship. Both the company and a professor from the course will monitor your progress during the internship and provide you with an evaluation at the half-way mark and upon completion.

If you want to gain extra work experience before finalising your university studies, you are welcome to carry out extracurricular internships. You can carry them out in whichever year of your studies you choose, but we remind you that internships are formative and should complement your studies. The more theoretical knowledge you have acquired throughout your degree, the more you will benefit from the internships.

PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

  • Football technical staff: Head coach, second coach and assistant coaches or scout and match analysis.
  • Football club: Sports manager, football manager, technical advisor or methodology chief.
  • Football institutions, federations or national teams: Technical director, sports manager, stage coordinator, national coach or assistant.
  • Private projects—academies, high performance centre: Head coach or assistants, general manager, methodology chief or CEO advisor.

Admissions Process

Admission to the Universidad Europea - Real Madrid Graduate School is open year-round, although registration in any of its programmes is subject to the number of spaces available.

If you would like to receive personalised advice from the Admissions team, you can visit us at one of our two campuses—Alcobendas or Villaviciosa de Odón— or, contact us by phone or email.

Fees and funding

13.800€

TOTAL PRICE

  • 9 monthly payments: 1.367€
  • Place reservation: 1.500 €
  • Payment flexibility.
  • Universidad Europea Discounts Official Scholarships
  • Official Scholarships

YOUR NEXT STEPS

Start your application now and study your postgraduate degree at Universidad Europea. We will guide you through each stage throughout the process. You don't have to worry about anything!

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PERSONALISED ADVICE

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APPLICATION AND DOCUMENTATION

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INTERVIEW WITH THE PROGRAMME DIRECTOR

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CONFIRMATION OF ADMISSION

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FORMAL RESERVATION AND ENROLMENT

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ADMISSIONS APPLICATION

Candidates will not be charged, and their place will not be guaranteed until the reservation is formalised. Get in touch with us!

Profile for prospective students and how to access this degree

Football coaches and technical staff that work directly with the team—football players—on the field.

Managers and owners that lead football projects—professional football clubs or new football projects, academies or clubs.

Professionals that work for sports institutions.

Admissions process

The admissions process for the Real Madrid Graduate School programmes can take place at any time during the year, although enrolment on any graduate programme will depend on the availability of places.

For personalised advice from the Admissions staff, you can go to either of our University campuses—La Moraleja or Villaviciosa de Odón—or contact us by phone: 902 23 23 50 or email: escuelauniversitariarealmadrid@universidadeuropea.es. For calls from outside of Spain, please use this number: (+34) 917 407 272.

Once candidates have received advice and have provided the necessary documentation, the Admissions staff will set a date for the entrance exams corresponding to the programme students are interested in, as well as for a personal interview with the Programme Director or a member of the Admissions Committee.

The admissions process is free of cost and commitment-free for candidates until their place is formally reserved.

The admissions process consists of the following stages:

  • Personalised advice.
  • Submission of application and documentation for assessment of the candidate's profile.
  • Profile assessment and interview.
  • Confirmation of admission.
  • Formal reservation and enrolment.

Quality guarantee

Universidad Europea is renowned for its academic excellence and has been recognised worldwide with awards as prestigious as the European Seal of Excellence 500+, QualiCert Certification and the Madrid Excellence award.

In the international accreditation rating, QS Stars, Universidad Europea has obtained a total of four out of five stars. This external accreditation system determines the level of excellence achieved by universities in several areas. Universidad Europea has achieved the maximum score of five stars in employability, teaching, facilities and social responsibility. Get more information here:

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