Free online course to offer insights into Leicester City Football Clubs historic Premier League win

In 2016, football fans from all over the world celebrated as Leicester City Football Club completed one of the most remarkable stories in the history of English football. Now, in a new free online short course called ‘English Football: a Social History', learners can find out all they need to know about the history of the game and Leicester City Football Club’s extraordinary success in the 2015/16 Premier League season.

The free online course, delivered by the University of Leicester and De Montfort University, in association with Leicester City Football Club, is available for enrolment now and starts on 29th January on the FutureLearn social learning platform. Learners will cover the origins of football, early fandom, politics and the role of the media in its recent cultural and economic transformation. They will also be able to share their views throughout the course, helping to explore the role football plays in their lives and what the sport really means to them.

In offering this unique opportunity to provide a pertinent, reflective take on the recent global story of football, the course combines the expertise of football academics from the University of Leicester’s Unit for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement (DICE) in the School of Media, Communication and Sociology and the International Centre for Sports and Culture (ICSHC) in the School of Humanities at De Montfort University. It will also draw on the expertise of Leicester City Football Club’s Historian, John Hutchinson, to provide a unique insight into the background of the club and the remarkable 2016 season.