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Part time September MSc, PgDip 2-3 years part-time

About the course

Our part-time Sport Coaching MSc is a unique development in the field of sport coaching in how it seeks to develop high-quality coaches in a research active environment.

The distinctiveness and knowledge that you will gain from this programme will place you in an ideal position to inform the future direction of sport at all levels and to impact upon participation and performance by challenging current practices.

By taking this programme you will develop the skills to critically evaluate new developments/theory and integrate this knowledge, where appropriate, into your own personal coaching practice.

Throughout the programme you will be encouraged to develop yourself as a lifelong learner, understanding the importance of learning and the theory behind coaching practice and also development of

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Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally require a 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject or relevant professional experience.

You will be required to be a qualified coach with an award recognised by their national governing body, normally at Level 2 of the UKCC or its equivalent. You will also be expected to regularly coach a minimum of three hours per week whilst on the programme.

We also encourage applications from coaches who do not have prior experience of higher education as well as those with first degrees.

Course Content

Where is University of Birmingham


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Scott Robinson

Scott has been coaching football for the last seven years within amateur, semi-professional and professional levels. On the verge of signing semi-professional playing contracts within hockey and rugby, successive neck injuries ended hope of a playing career and Scott turned to coaching. Main interests within coaching include leadership and strategy.

Scott is also a postgraduate mentor, you can contact him online with questions or read further about his experience at the University of Birmingham on his mentor page:

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