University of the West of Scotland

University of the West of Scotland

Sports Coaching

The course prepares students for a career as a coach, strength and conditioner, or for working in sport science support. The course is delivered by experts with extensive experience in sports research and encompasses a multidisciplinary approach to sport performance. The course enable current practitioners to develop their conceptual and theoretical understanding in the field of sports coaching. Students are required to critically reflect upon contemporary principles and practices in sports coaching. There is an emphasis on students becoming effective and reflective practitioners and a significant proportion of the course is vocationally focused and student driven.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a Honours Degree (2.2) in a related sport / exercise science area.

Course modules

Modules include: Coaching process; peak performance; research process in sport; team performance; applied strength and conditioning; instructional issues for coaches; and sports coaching dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 3,400 per Module (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hamilton Campus Hamilton ML3 0JB Scotland

Key information

Course Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0800 027 1000