MSc Sports Coaching

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    MSc 2 years part time, distance learning

Course Description

Our MSc in Sport Coaching has been developed for active and aspiring coaches whose work, family commitments or location mean attending university would be challenging. Delivered online, the course is completed over a minimum of two years by part-time study.

The professionalisation of sports coaching across the world has brought with it a desire for current and aspiring coaches to continually develop themselves. The expectations and demands for coaches practicing at participatory, developmental and elite levels now requires you to be knowledgeable and proficient in multiple disciplines. This course equips coaches to further develop your critical reflective skills whilst enhancing your interdisciplinary understanding of pedagogy, psychology and sociocultural issues for sport coaching.

This course welcomes students affiliated with any sport from across the world at any stage of your coaching career. This results in a diverse learning community and that facilitates the development of forward-thinking coaches. Internationally renowned researchers and applied practitioners guide you through the course which is designed to offer academic recognition towards professional development in sport coaching and complements coach certification awarded by national governing bodies of sport. The course is thus designed to meet the increasing demands employers place on coaches to be better prepared for the challenges of coaching by becoming more innovative in your practices that are empirically informed.

The course is part-time, starting in early September each year and finishing two years later in late September.

Entry Requirements

You’ll normally need an undergraduate Honours degree (grade 2:2 or higher) from a UK university in a related subject such as sports coaching, sports development, physical education, sports science or sports studies, and possess (or be working towards) at least a UK Level 2 coaching qualification or equivalent, alongside evidence of a sustained commitment to coaching practice.

If you have an appropriate degree (or equivalent) in another subject, you’ll also be considered if you have significant relevant employment experience in sports coaching or a demonstrable interest in (or commitment to) areas related to sports coaching as evidenced by possession of (or working towards) a UK Level 3 coaching qualification or equivalent.

If your first language is not English, you’ll need a minimum score of IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in all bands) or an equivalent qualification.

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Student Destinations

The main focus of the MSc Sports Coaching is personal development. Successful completion of the award demonstrates a high level of knowledge and understanding in relation to professional practice and research.

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