University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Sports Coaching and Performance

This course enables coaches to develop and evaluate coaching qualifications, encourage coach education and training, interact across international boundaries, and establish ethical guidelines and standards of practice.

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement is an Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline. Where an applicant does not meet these requirements consideration may be given to other equivalent academic qualifications and significant professional training and experience. The applicant must be coaching within an appropriate coaching organisation and environment and have access to broadband for the duration of their course. It would also be preferred if the applicant had UKCC Level 3 or equivalent, or was operating at this level of coaching. If English is not the 1st language, applicants must have 1 of the following qualifications as evidence of their spoken and written English: IELTS: total 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL-iBT: total 92 (at least 20 in each module); PTE(A): total 61 (at least 56 in each of the 'Communicative Skills' sections); CAE and CPE: total 176 (at least 169 in each module).

Course modules

Students must complete all 3 of the following courses to be awarded a postgraduate certificate: managing the coaching process; diagnostic analysis of coaching practice; performance development and expertise to progress to postgraduate diploma. Students are also required to complete the following: coach development and mentoring; professional issues; research methods master sports coaching dissertation.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years
PgCert Part-time - 1 years
Part-time - 2 years

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