Play UK Soccer. Earn a Masters Degree in 1 Year.
Got unfinished business with soccer after graduating? Continue your athletic, academic & professional development on the RIASA Postgraduate programme.
Continue your athletic, academic & professional development on the RIASA Postgraduate programme.
1 Year (Full-Time)
Leeds Beckett University
Fee (per annum)
£5,800 + Academic Fees
A Unique Playing, Studying & Cultural Experience
Earn a PG Degree
Play 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.
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.
What do the RIASA Postgraduates Say?
RIASA Graduates Have Built Academic and Athletic Prowess that Sets Them Apart in a Crowded Marketplace
How to Become a RIASA Postgraduate
Apply to RIASA
Hit the 'Apply Now' button to begin your journey to joining Richmond International Academic & Soccer Academy.
Connect With Us
You will receive an email from our recruitment team to confirm your application has been received. You will also be invited to a RIASA ID Camp.
Get Accepted by RIASA
After the coaching staff have seen your talent, work ethic and potential, you will receive confirmation that you have been accepted by the soccer side of the programme.
Apply to Academics
Now for the academic side of the RIASA Postgraduate Programme. Scroll to the next section to discover and apply for your preferred postgraduate degree.
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.
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 Player
Semi-Pro Soccer Player
"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 // Head Soccer Coach // EPYSA ODP and SCCSA
"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