Postgraduate Programme

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, UK


Leeds, UK


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.

  • 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
  • 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.

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. 

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


"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