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Sports Coaching (MSc, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate)

One year full-time

(Part-time options are available)

Our Masters in Sports Coaching 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, you’ll develop a personalised Professional Development Portfolio that sets out the skills and experience you have gained working alongside fellow student coaches and industry. 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 encourage you to focus on your own coaching context.

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

Currently the MSc Sports Coaching 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
1 Year course
Course type:
Full Time
Part-time study options available

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?

Our students go on to change the lives of professional athletes, as well as the people involved in community and school sports. They also graduate with valuable skills to succeed in a range of different careers.

You'll learn from lecturers who are also experienced industry professionals. Many have even been at the top their game in their specialist sporting areas. Find your Hartpury sports degree.

How to apply

Apply online

If you want to apply for postgraduate study at Hartpury, you will need to complete the online postgraduate application form.

The selection process is very similar to undergraduate study; however, we do interview all potential Masters Degree students.

Thinking of doing your PhD at Hartpury University?

If you are interested in undertaking a supervised PhD at Hartpury, please contact the Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) on +44 (0)1452 702244 to discuss your application further.

Before your start

During the summer before you start at Hartpury, we will send you details about your joining instructions, which includes information about induction and enrolment. You can find out more on our Coming to Hartpury page.

Similar Courses

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.