Plymouth Marjon University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of St Mark & St John

MSc High Performance Sport Coaching (Taught)

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Course summary

The High-Performance Sport Coaching degree is a 1-year full time, or 2-year part time course designed for those who are passionate about creating high-performance sport coaching environments and who want to enhance the development of the performers and athletes they work with. This MSc will enhance your existing knowledge as a sport coaching practitioner by extensively broadening your understanding of the theories and concepts that underpin high-performance settings. It will examine your practices and processes critically, enabling you to further develop your identity as a coach, to enhance leadership skills and the creation of high-performing environments. The flexible nature of the course means that you can maintain your existing coaching practice, study face-to-face and online, as well as access world-class facilities on campus.


HPCM01 - The Landscape of Research in High Performance Sport HPCM02 - Through the Eyes of the Coach: Reflective examinations of coaching practice HPCM03 - Fine Tuning the Athlete: Profiling, monitoring and analysis for optimal performance HPCM04 - Cultural Creators of High Performance HPCM05 - Master’s Thesis / Project: The End Game

Assessment method

Written assignments (report and essays) Reflective practice Online and live presentations Case studies Project/thesis work

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

Entry requirements

A degree at 2:1 or above in a subject related to sport coaching and/or relevant professional experience. Due to the specialist nature of this course, applicants are also required to have either: 1) Experience of coaching in a club or equivalent (either a contract, casual or voluntary) 2) A minimum of a Level 2 coaching award (or equivalent)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6500 Whole course
England £6500 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6500 Whole course
Scotland £6500 Whole course
Wales £6500 Whole course
Channel Islands £6500 Whole course
International £12000 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
MSc High Performance Sport Coaching at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS