Full time & Part time September MSc Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years
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Are you passionate about sports coaching and eager to enhance your knowledge and skills in this field? Look no further than the MSc Coaching Science in Sport programme at our prestigious university. This cutting-edge programme will provide you with a deep understanding of the science behind coaching, including performance analysis, tapering, and optimizing athlete performance. You'll have the opportunity to conduct your own research, critically evaluate academic knowledge, and apply it practically. With a minimum second class honours degree in a relevant discipline, such as Sport and Exercise Science or Sports Coaching, you can embark on a rewarding career as a sports coach or coach developer. Join us and become a leader in the world of sports coaching!

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Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

In this MSc programme you will learn about the cutting-edge science that underpins diverse aspects of coaching, e.g. tapering and peaking to optimise performance, the coach-athlete relationship, performance and notational analysis in sport. You will also undertake original research of your own on a topic that is relevant to you. Critical evaluation of academic knowledge and its practical application is a distinctive feature of this advanced programme.

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of a second class honours degree (NFQ Level 8) is required in Sport and Exercise Science, Sport and Exercise Physiology, Sports Coaching, Sports Development, Physical Education, Recreation and Leisure Studies or another relevant degree discipline.

Applicants who do not hold an honours degree will be considered on a case by case basis. These applicants should have significant relevant work experience and involvement in sports coaching, with a coaching qualification recognised by their national governing body.

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Where will I study?

Where is University College Dublin


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