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Course summary

This programme will support you to take your coaching to the next level by becoming a theoretically informed and evidence-based coaching practitioner. You’ll benefit from a range of academically stimulating and industry-relevant modules, delivered by lecturers and professors who are also coaching practitioners for international, national and local clubs, as well as our own performance Sports Academy teams. The course is ideal for recent graduates, as well as coaching practitioners in high-performance sport and those in development coaching roles, who want to develop in an academic environment, whilst applying theory to practice in real-world employment or extra-curricular settings. As an MSc student, you’ll undertake a significant piece of research in your final year, contributing new knowledge to an area of your own work or wider coaching environment. With both full and part-time learning options, you could study alongside existing employment or other commitments.

Modules

Our modules are developed regularly to reflect student and industry demands, ensuring you’re well prepared to enter skilled employment on graduation. The majority of courses are comprised of both compulsory and optional modules, the latter of which you'll be able to choose from to suit your interests and career goals. Most courses also include work placement learning, to help you gain essential experience for your future. Modules include: Postgraduate Dissertation, The Scientific Coach, Professional Development Portfolio, Coaching Craft, Reflective Practice. Modules are sometimes subject to change. Optional modules change each year - you can attend introductory sessions before deciding which ones to study. For more information, please visit https://www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/courses/postgraduate/coaching-science-msc-postgraduate-diploma-and-postgraduate-certificate/

Assessment method

You will be assessed through a mixture of written assessments, oral presentations, and practical assessments. There will also be a dissertation in which the student must collect and analyse data in an area of their interest. Many of the modules will be marked based on a mixture of assessment types, whilst others will be based solely on one type of assessment.


Entry requirements

At least a 2:2 in a Bachelor’s Degree related to sports coaching, sports science, or a social science. Those with significant and current experience in sport coaching, coach education, sport development, or teaching will be considered.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9000 Whole course
EU £13000 Whole course
England £9000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9000 Whole course
Scotland £9000 Whole course
Wales £9000 Whole course
International £13000 Whole course

Additional fee information

The above fees may change as a result of the UK leaving the EU.

Sponsorship information

The Hartpury Postgraduate Studentship Scheme has been developed to make postgraduate study affordable and to provide students with an opportunity to gain valuable work experience to compliment and enhance their academic study. Roles are available in Teaching Assistants and Research Assistants. Post holders will be supported to undertake a teaching qualification and HEA accreditation as well as having a fee bursary and a training bursary. To apply, please visit: https://www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/postgraduate/postgraduate-studentship-scheme/ For information on other financial support available to postgraduate students, please see our website for more information: www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/facilities/life-at-hartpury/finance/

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