RIASA Postgraduate Programme

Got unfinished business with soccer after graduating? Continue playing high-level soccer year-round with RIASA whilst earning a prestigious postgraduate degree in 1 year through Leeds Beckett University.

Location Leeds, UK

Duration 1 Year (Full-Time)

Institution Leeds Beckett University

Fee (p/a) International: £13,000 | EU/UK: £7,000


1 Year (Full-Time)


Leeds, UK


Leeds, UK


Leeds Beckett University


Fee (per annum)

£5,800 + Academic Fees


A Unique Playing, Studying & Cultural Experience

Earn a Postgraduate Degree

Play High-Level UK Soccer

Experience Life in the UK

RIASA Postgraduates Set Themselves Apart

Why should you have to stop playing soccer after graduating college? As a RIASA Graduate, you will enjoy all of the benefits of the RIASA soccer programme whilst earning an internationally recognised postgraduate degree through Leeds Beckett University.

  • Earn a postgraduate degree
  • Play a 9 Month Soccer Season
  • Develop Your Research Skills
  • Train Under Ex-Pro & UEFA-Licensed Coaches
  • Compete Against Professional Academy Teams
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    Travel the UK & Europe 

You should not have to give up your passion after graduating college. The RIASA Masters Programme takes away that sacrifice and leaves you with a respected postgraduate degree.

How to Become a RIASA Postgraduate

Set Out on Your Path to Success

What do the RIASA Postgraduates Say? 

RIASA Graduates Have Built Academic and Athletic Prowess that  Sets Them Apart in a Crowded Marketplace

Information on the Postgraduate Degree

As the academic programme is administered by Leeds Beckett University, you can find all of the information you need about the 100's of postgraduate programmes they run over on their website.

Just click 'Learn More' and it will open in a new window. 

Career Paths

A number of RIASA alumni went on to become professional and semi-professional soccer players. However, we are proud to say that because our student-athletes work hard to ensure that they have a great degree, coaching badges, additional qualifications and unrivalled life experiences, this has enabled those student-athletes to pursue a variety of rewarding careers. Some of the careers that RIASA Alumni can go on to enjoy include:

  • Professional Soccer
  • Semi-Pro Soccer
  • Sports Marketing
  • Business Development
  • Soccer Coaching
  • Stadium Management
  • Sports Finance
  • Sports Promotion
  • PhD

Professional Soccer Player

Business Development


Semi-Pro Soccer Player

Soccer Coach


Sports Marketing

Stadium Management


No matter where your path leads, the RIASA Graduate Programme sets you up for success.

"It awarded me a chance to continue playing soccer at a high level following college...

For someone looking for a chance to learn, play, and obtain a master’s degree, the RIASA programme is for you. Through this program I was able to make lasting friends, travel all of Europe, and continue playing the game that I love."

Drew Sommer  //  RIASA Alumni, MA Sport Business // USSF National ‘B’ License Coach

"I’ve had three promotions in the space of 18 months...

I did a postgraduate course in marketing, here at Leeds Beckett. I worked in sports journalism, so I was already a good writer and I understood audiences, but marketing is very different. My diploma allowed me to facilitate a career change, but it also enabled me to progress in that career."

Chris Brady  //  UK Marketing Manager // Leeds Beckett University