University of Worcester

University of Worcester

Sports Coaching

This course offers current practitioners the opportunity to develop their conceptual and theoretical understanding in the field of sports coaching science; practical skills in a range of scientific disciplines are further developed in order to enhance the coaching process; an emphasis implicit within the course is on the interrelationship between the coach performer and sport scientist; the mutual exchange of knowledge and experience that exists with relevant partnerships within the coaching process will be considered; the focus throughout the course requires students to critically reflect upon contemporary principles and practices in sports coaching; upon completion of the course students should have developed a critical reflective practitioner role with an in depth understanding of sports coaching principles and processes; the professional placement enables the student to demonstrate their professional sports coaching competencies through continuing professional development activities; the advanced independent study module provides opportunities for students to negotiate a suitable project that meets the intended learning outcomes of the module in their area of sports coaching interest.

Entry requirements

Good 2nd class Honours degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline; those with appropriate professional experience may claim for exemption of up to 50 per cent of the taught elements through accreditation of prior (experiential) learning determined at interview; candidates must also submit a portfolio of evidence and demonstrate extensive coaching experience and a long-term commitment to coaching, along with a national governing body coaching award.

Course modules

Scientific concepts of sports coaching; philosophy and practice of sports coaching; dissertation (3 modules); professional practice; leading and managing people in sport; research methods.

Assessment methods

Written assignments; data handling assignments; case study; oral presentation and defence; integrative curriculum project; portfolio; business plan; group presentation; dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,900 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgCert Part-time £ 545 per Credit module (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Part-time £ 545 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 545 per Credit module (home fees) 3 years
PgDip Full-time £ 3,200 per Whole course (home fees) 9 months
PgCert Full-time £ 1,600 per Whole course (home fees) 12 weeks

Campus details

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

Key information

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01905 855111