UK/EU students: £4,500; International Students: £12,000
This programme engages coaches in the process of applying theory to their practice and aims to develop reflective practitioners with the ability to effectively manage coaching problems. It offers a unique opportunity for professional and career development, focusing on applied and experiential learning within a community of practice.
Due to the popularity of the postgraduate sport programmes, please ensure you submit your application as early as possible. Programmes will be closed over the summer when full capacity is reached.
*Please note. This programme will undergo periodic review in March 2016. As such, module and pathway information may change. Refer back to this course page for the most up-to-date information at that point.
The MSc Coaching Science is a pathway within the School of Sport's Postgraduate Scheme in Sports Studies (modular). Three exit points exist from the course; Certificate (successful completion of three core modules), Postgraduate Diploma (completion of four core and two option modules), MSc (completion of taught modules and dissertation).
Core modules: - Developing Coaching Practice - Research Methods for Sport Studies - Sports Coaching: Theory and Practice - Managing Coaching Problems - Dissertation Project
Two Option Modules chosen from: - Working with Elite Performers - Paediatric Exercise Science and Health - Physiology of Sports Performance - Theoretical and Experimental Sport Biomechanics - Sport Psychology: Theory to Practice - Independent study - Organisational Strategy - Sporting Bodies and Social Identity
The programme also involves a 12,000 word independent dissertation project.
Learning & Teaching
All modules, with the exception of the independent research project (dissertation) module are 20 credit modules. Allocated teaching timetabled (contact time) delivery for such modules usually equals a minimum of 30 hours of time supplemented with up to 60 hours of directed study time and up to 60 hours of independent study time. Contact time is normally made up of lectures, seminars, and individual tutorials. Modules are usually taught through a combination of lecture type and interactive seminar where group discussions and tasks are frequently used. Student learning is supported through the use of our Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle) that provides learning resources over and above that found in the learning centre (library). All learners are supported with access to a personal tutor who is the Programme Director of the course.
All module assessment is based on 5,000 word assignments or equivalent. Presentations are also assessed in some of the core and optional modules.
Employability & Careers
Students from this course have developed careers in sport coaching, teaching, sport science support, further and higher education, and sports development. The programme also provides an excellent spring board for students wishing to progress to MPhil/PhD or Professional Doctorate study.
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