UEFA Executive Master for International Players (UEFA MIP)

Birkbeck Partnership with the UEFA Executive Master for International Players (UEFA MIP).

Following from the very successful collaboration with the Centre for Law & Economy of Sport (CDES) at the University of Limoges, and UEFA (the governing body of European football) through Birkbeck’s involvement in the Master in European Sport Governance (MESGO) programme, Birkbeck extended this successful collaboration as a partner in The UEFA MIP (UEFA Executive Master for International Players) the first edition of which was launched in November 2015, the second edition in November 2017, and the third edition in November 2019.

The UEFA MIP has been initiated by UEFA as a mechanism to equip international players with the tools for a future in the administrative management of football. The educational programme gives top players the opportunity to transfer their skills from the field into decision-making and leadership roles off it, to ensure that their knowledge and understanding of the game can benefit the football family into the future.

The UEFA MIP was also developed with the support of FIFPro (the world players’ union for professional footballers) and the ECA (the European Club Association).