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Education: Coaching and Mentoring MA

St Mary's University, Twickenham

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    St Mary's University, Twickenham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This programme offers you the opportunity to be at the forefront of developments in coaching and mentoring within schools and other educational and sports establishments.

  • This course is based on your own practice and is therefore highly relevant to your professional role and context.
  • The variety of modes of delivery enables you to engage with the MA in the way that best suits your preferred learning style.

Why study Education: Coaching and Mentoring?

This Master's degree is designed to meet the professional development needs of teachers and other education and sports professionals. This includes:

  • Business managers
  • Chaplains
  • Librarians
  • Data managers

Coaching and Mentoring will fit your needs regardless of the phase of schooling or educational contexts you work in, and no matter which stage of your career you're at.

The programme enables you - as a current or aspiring middle or senior leader - to engage in critical reflection on your own experience and perception of coaching and mentoring. It will help you to develop your coaching and mentoring practice and gain a theoretical understanding of the subject.

You'll explore the current landscape within coaching and mentoring and how it relates to your own context. During the programme you'll also select an aspect of coaching and mentoring to analyse and investigate, bringing about change within your own practice and organisation.

Why St Mary's?

St Mary’s University is renowned for outstanding Initial Teacher Training and postgraduate teacher education, and sporting excellence. Building on this foundation, we provide a flexible approach to this Coaching and Mentoring programme.

The course is delivered at the University and as a distance learning programme, meaning you can attend St Mary’s or via video conferencing. One-to-one tutorial support ensures that all students are supported throughout their studies with St Mary’s.

You will apply your learning to practical situations within your own setting, using your knowledge to impact on coaching and mentoring provision, whilst critically engaging with contemporary debates relating to the coaching and mentoring landscape.

Throughout the programme you'll be working with postgraduate tutors who have experience in teaching, elite sport, management and leadership as well as research and consultancy.

You will have access to excellent online learning resources as well as a dedicated library for Education students, the Naylor library, which has numerous study spaces, open access IT facilities and a café.

Teaching methods

Teaching methods include a combination of lectures, group seminars, workshops and individual tutorials.

Modules are taught either on Saturday Schools (approximately monthly), study days in the school holidays or fortnightly twilight sessions.

Assessment methods

Learning is assessed through a variety of methods:

  • Reflective journals
  • Research proposals
  • Essays
  • Case studies
  • Portfolios
  • Seminar and conference presentations.

A mentoring and/or coaching relationship will be a vital component of the course to enable reflection on practice. This can be voluntary. Further details regarding this can be discussed upon enrolment.

Career opportunities

Coaching and mentoring are now essential components of organisational development to support professional growth and well-being. A range of skills are covered within this course that will support the development of all practitioners, particularly those seeking roles in middle and senior leadership, as well as those seeking to work in consultancy.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,950per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

St Mary's University, Twickenham

  • University League Table

    107th

  • Campus address

    St Mary's University, Twickenham, St Mary's University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, Hounslow, TW1 4SX, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    43rd out of 81 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    111 56%

    63rd

    22
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    89 89%

    10th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    21st

    12

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