MSc High Performance Sport Coaching at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS

Plymouth Marjon University

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

MSc High Performance Sport Coaching (Taught)

Course options

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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

Republic of Ireland £8000 Whole course
EU £14500 Whole course
England £8000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £8000 Whole course
Scotland £8000 Whole course
Wales £8000 Whole course
Channel Islands £8000 Whole course
International £14500 Whole course

Additional fee information

EU applicants will be classed as International unless they hold Settled or Pre-settled status
MSc High Performance Sport Coaching at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS