Football: More than a Game

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Whether you love it, hate it or try to ignore it – join us as we go behind the scenes to examine why football is more than just a game. This online course looks beyond the pitch, to explore football’s role in society and possibly a community near you.

You will cover:

  • some of the top football clubs
  • grass-roots football projects
  • the FIFA World Cup
  • the Homeless World Cup.

Anybody interested in football and its place in the world is welcome to join this course. We recommend a broad interest in football as a contemporary phenomenon.

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This course is hosted on an external learning platform.

Learner reviews
[Makes] you look at the game from a whole new perspective and see how it has been a part of history, and the role it plays in the world today.
Summary
  • Programme type
    Course: study a subject through videos, articles, discussions and quizzes
  • Cost and certification
    Free, with option to upgrade for a certificate
  • Duration
    6 weeks
  • Weekly effort
    2-3 hours
  • Difficulty level
    Introductory
  • Course platform
    FutureLearn
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