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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas


  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    Full-time: 1 year, Part-time: 3-6 years

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  • Course Fees


  • Last Updated

    13 December 2018

  • We offer an integral and essential step on the path to establishing the professional credibility and status of coaching and mentoring
  • We respect that coaching and mentoring is developmental and not remedial and therefore our provision is supported by values and beliefs akin to coach and mentor education growth and mastery
  • Our emphasis is on aspects of coaching and mentoring as the enabler of learning with reflection on own practice to align with wider professional and organisational necessities
  • You can work voluntarily with UOD Student Mentoring Scheme and receive additional Mentor Training and additional recognition for this outside your studies
  • You can study full-time or part-time, often at weekend workshops, to help you fit around commitments
  • Participants can get Student Affiliate Status with the AC during their studies.

What you will study

As a part-time student your studying will normally take place over three academic years, potentially choosing one module per term. 

Your first module will be ‘Crafting Your Masters Study’. The other pathway, core and optional modules will be available according to the schedule of delivery.

Core modules

  • Crafting Your Masters Study
  • Evidence Based Practice‌
  • Independent Study‌

Prescribed pathway modules

The Leader as Coach and Mentor‌

The responsibilities, skills, knowledge and competences required to be effective in this role are brought into question. Building on the idea of a Learning Organisation you will come to investigate your own case study to critically evaluate current organisational practice which could bring debate about what leadership is or is not. You’ll also considerhow you inspire leadership in yourself and others.

Principles and Practices of Coaching and Mentoring‌

Related principles and practices are explored to gain a better understanding of good practice. The individual and micro aspects of institutional working are held central and are critically discussed in relation to a global Code of Ethics. Looking to PhD research to show the dynamic theoretical origins underpinning this topic, you will have the opportunity to consider how theory informs your own practice and coaching philosophy.

How you will learn

You will be encouraged to be an autonomous learner and to engage in dialogue to develop more masterly thinking. You will be expected to undertake directed and self-directed study, as well as formative task work. 

You will have access to suitable resources to support you, many of which are available through the University’s virtual learning environment. This means outside class-based study you have some flexibility to manage your study around your own commitments.


Some of our graduates are already self-employed coaches working at executive level, some are working in leadership and managerial or in HR/OD roles across sectors and some make career moves having shaped their next step through their process of study.

Some graduates are working in education, health care and business, and are thinking about how developing coaching behaviours and skills can improve teaching and learning, while others have gone on to implement coaching and mentoring programmes on the basis of what they have learned. Some of our graduates have received national and international recognition for their coaching and mentoring achievements.

Visit the Education: Leadership Coaching and Mentoring (MA) page on the University of Derby website for more details!