York Saint John University

York St John University

Sports Coaching

This programme considers the scientific dimensions of sport coaching. Integration of technology is a key aspect of the programme and will be used to support the development of research and practice in coaching and coach education. The teaching team have significant applied expertise in the subject and have developed innovative, technology enhanced approaches to learning and teaching in coaching. There will also be the opportunity to undertake relevant vocational qualifications and work placement while on the programme.The delivery model is based upon a single, all day study day per week. This model of delivery is aimed to support students who are in employment while undertaking the programme. The study days will be designed to engage you in interdisciplinary debate, professional practice, critical review of research, generation of feedback, presentations and data collection.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a related subject or have significant prior experience in a relevant context. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.

Course modules

Semester 1: Performance analysis; research methods. Semester 2: Psychological dimensions of coaching; research paper.

Assessment methods

Expert statements, delivery of group workshops and creation of e-portfolios are examples of the type of assessments you will be involved in. These have been designed to be linked to professional activities (e.g. the group workshop in Psychological Dimensions of Coaching) or as evidence for accreditation (e.g. e-portfolio page in Performance Analysis). To support you in the development of this work modules contain a number of innovative formative activities that provide you with opportunities to internalise the assessment standards and develop your ability to self-evaluate in relation to these standards prior to submission of the summative work.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,700 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 10,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
York St John University York YO31 7EX Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Telephone number: 
01904 876598