Description

A Master’s degree enabling you to develop and apply cutting-edge, evidence-based knowledge and skills in football (soccer) coaching and performance to advance your career.

  • This course is taught as an online distance learning programme.
  • The course is informed by our industry partners, including coaches and coach educators from The English FA and European professional clubs.
  • You will be taught by academic staff involved in world-leading and applied research, consultancy, and high-level football coaching activities.

Why study Performance Football Coaching (Distance Learning)?

This innovative online distance learning programme allows football coaching professionals worldwide to develop a critical understanding of issues relating to coaching and performance in football (soccer), and advance their professional practice whilst working.

The course content and design are informed by our partners in the football industry, including coaches and coach educators from The English FA and European professional clubs.

Taught by nationally and internationally renowned coaches and football scientists, the applied nature of the programme means that you are continually asked to reflect on course content in your professional practice.

Study Details:

MSc/PGDip/PGCert 1 year full-time, 2-3 years part-time distance learning

Module Details:

  • Academic Introduction to Performance Football Coaching  (NON-DEGREE ENTRANCE STUDENTS)
  • Expertise and Skill Acquisition in Football
  • Contemporary Approaches to Player Development
  • Professional Development in Football Coaching
  • Applied Research Methods
  • Performance and Match Analysis in Football
  • Football Coaching Cultures
  • Independent Project

Student Destinations

Football coaching is a well-established profession with clear employment routes. In today’s football marketplace, employers look for up-to-date knowledge and skills.

We equip emerging and practising football professionals with the knowledge- and skill-set for a variety of jobs in the elite performance and youth development environments, such as:

  • head coach
  • youth academy coach
  • specialist technical coach
  • performance analyst
  • development coordinator
  • coach educator
  • researcher/scientist

Considerable resources continue to be employed to the sport globally with a growing body of football professionals in many countries and regions worldwide.

Fees

Home/EU: £8,660 International: £13,650

Entry Requirements

Minimum 2.2 degree or international equivalent, preferably in a sports-related subject.

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