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On this part-time MA in Coaching you will integrate your prior work and life experiences with the theoretical concepts underpinning coaching practice.

You will expand your knowledge and understanding of theories and then relate that understanding to the skills and approaches necessary to develop professionally as a coach. This will help you to research and inform your models and modes of coaching practice. To be an effective coach we believe it is important to attend to your personal and emotional development as a coach. With this in mind, we do not just to teach coaching skills or promote ‘one best model’ of coaching. We allow you to explore and expand your coaching repertoire, with structured reflective practice, tutor input, coaching practice as coach and coachee and coach-supervisor support. This enables you to apply your knowledge to a variety of working contexts.

Modules and Learning

In this programme you will engage in significant coaching research. Using appropriate research methodologies and data collection methods, you will critically synthesise a body of knowledge relevant to coaching; you will focus on a particular area of coaching that has stimulated your interest during the taught programme.

 On successful completion of this module, you will be able to demonstrate the ability to conduct research and organise the findings into a comprehensive and explicit structure that is critically assessed and linked to the conclusions drawn. This is done by you investigating an organisational issue related to coaching or an individual practice issue and making recommendations for change and improvement. In addition, you will critically reflect on how your research contributes to enhanced organisational and personal practice. 

There will also be the opportunity to engage in coaching supervision, where a coaching supervisor will facilitate a discussion on your coaching practice, challenges and insights. This will support your learning and practice as a coach and your future professional development.


Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

Year one

  • HR9700 - Understanding Coaching (Core,30 Credits)
  • HR9701 - Psychological Dimensions of Coaching Practice (Core,30 Credits)

Year two  

  • HR9702 - Professional Coaching Practice (Core,30 Credits)
  • HR9703 - The Coaching Organisation (Core,30 Credits)

Year three

  • HR9777 - Management Investigation (Core,60 Credits)

Fees and Funding 2019/20 Entry

Full UK Fee: £9,000

Full EU Fee: £9,000

Full International Fee: £9,000

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Your Future

This course will further enhance your knowledge and skills in coaching, providing you with an advanced qualification that will be highly regarded by employers, clients and a wide range of organisations.

On completion of this course you may choose to work on a freelance basis, or as part of a large organisation or small coaching practice. You may also wish to pursue a career as a people development specialist.

Upon graduation you may wish apply for professional accreditation with a range global professional coaching bodies to further enhance your skill set and employability in the UK and abroad.

Visit the Coaching MA page on the Northumbria University website for more details!




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