University of Worcester

University of Worcester

Sports Coaching

This course enables current practitioners to develop their conceptual and theoretical understanding in the field of sports coaching science. Practical skills in a range of scientific disciplines will be further developed in order to enhance the coaching process. The course requires students to critically reflect upon contemporary principles and practices in sports coaching. There is an emphasis on students becoming effective and reflective practitioners. A significant proportion of the programme is vocationally focused and student driven. The professional placement will enable students to demonstrate their professional sports coaching competencies through continuing professional development activities, and the dissertation provides opportunities to negotiate a suitable project that meets the intended learning outcomes of the module in their area of sports coaching interest.

Entry requirements

Students will normally have a 2.1 classification in a sport related degree. Students who hold a sport-related degree classification of either 2.2 (or below), or, a non-sport related degree will be considered on a case by case basis and may be required to submit a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate coaching experience. The IELTS score for international applicants is 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in each component).

Course modules

Scientific concepts of sports coaching; philosophy and practice of sports coaching; dissertation; professional placement; leading and managing people in sport; research methods.

Assessment methods

A wide variety of assessment methods are used including: written assignments, data handling assignments, case study, oral presentation and defence, integrative curriculum project, portfolio, business plan, group presentation and dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 580 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 580 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 580 per Credit (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 580 per Credit (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 580 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 580 per Credit (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 580 per Credit (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 580 per Credit (EU) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 580 per Credit (England) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 580 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Whole course (EU) 5 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Whole course (England) 5 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 5 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Whole course (Scotland) 5 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Whole course (Wales) 5 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 580 per Credit (EU) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 580 per Credit (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 580 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 580 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 580 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,350 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,350 per Whole course (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,350 per Whole course (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,350 per Whole course (EU) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,350 per Whole course (England) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Riverside Centre Worcester WR2 5JN West Midlands

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Key information

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Postgraduate Admissions
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