Course type:
Postgraduate

Coaching Science (MSc, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate)

Study in a professional sports club-style environment. Work with elite athletes as part of our Sports Academy. Benefit from our connections with major sports clubs and governing bodies.

One year full-time

(Part-time options are available)

Our Masters in Coaching Science provides students with the opportunity to develop and explore their personal coaching practice alongside coaches from a range of sport disciplines.

Building on core ‘Coaching Craft’ and ‘Reflective Practice’ modules and managed coaching observations, you’ll develop a personalised Professional Development Portfolio that sets out the skills and experience you have gained working alongside people from a wide array of external governing bodies and agencies. The Postgraduate Certificate is awarded to students who complete this initial group of modules.

Those choosing to continue their studies move on to complete a Postgraduate Diploma and will complete a selection of modules which are focused on future career opportunities and ambitions. Not only do these components aim to develop understanding of teaching, coach education and high performing coach environments, they tailor their assessment methods to mirror the demands of these professional roles and support long-term engagement with advanced practitioners from these areas.

Postgraduate research enables our coaching scientists to increase their skills base and you will choose a dissertation project in collaboration with your programme manager, which will enable you to convert your Postgraduate Diploma into a Masters degree.

Currently the MSc Coaching Science programme can be completed full-time in one year or via part-time negotiated study plans ranging from two to six years depending on personal circumstances and career goals.

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

1 Year
Duration:
1 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have at least a lower second class (2:2) honours degree in a relevant subject. Students with non-relevant qualifications but with work experience or professional experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Why study Sport at Hartpury University?

Choosing Hartpury for your sport degree means studying in a unique environment that’s as close as it gets to a professional sports club with access to outstanding facilities on a 360-hectare specialist campus.

You’ll have countless opportunities to take insights from the classroom and apply them on site, working with elite athletes across Hartpury’s 10 sports academies, and to gain work and real-world experience thanks to our long-standing partnerships and network of contacts with major sports clubs, organisations and governing bodies.

Every aspect of our specialist campus is designed to equip students with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to open the door to their dream career, while providing exceptional opportunities to develop as an athlete and to enjoy a wide range of recreational sports and activities.

Our sport graduates will use their qualifications in many ways; using the experience they gain at Hartpury to move into jobs in sport coaching, teaching, performance, therapy, strength and conditioning, business and media throughout the UK and internationally.

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Did you know you could combine undergraduate and postgraduate level study?

Hartpury offers a range of Integrated Masters programmes in Sport, Equine and Animal. The first two years parallel the associated undergraduate degree. On successful completion of your second year and with the achievement of a minimum mark average, you will then progress on to a third year where you will study a careful arrangement of third year and postgraduate modules before embarking on a final year of Masters level study. In the final year, you will carry out a research project to explore your own area of specific interest and extend your specialist knowledge and critical thinking.

To find all of our MSci degree courses, just search under honours degrees in the course search.