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MSc Sports Coaching and Performance

University of South Wales

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our sports coaching master’s offers an advanced insight into how psychology, physiology, strength and conditioning and movement analysis impact on performance.

It has been designed for those working within sport and coaching, or recent graduates with coaching experience.

Work-based learning is an important part of this sports coaching course, with students taking a 140-hour placement with one of our many industry partners.

The integration of theory and practice will enhance and develop your ability to reflect on current coaching practice, plan appropriate training programmes and critically analyse existing approaches to performance coaching.

Assessment

You will be assessed via a range of methods to ensure that you develop a number of different skills to be able to utilise in the industry.

Assessment methods include: writing essays, reports and reflective blogs; producing leaflets and posters; examinations (multiple choice and essay style); presentations; practical sports coaching and leadership assessments; work-based learning assessments and assessments.

Careers

The need for relevant further education for sports professionals continues to increase given the highly competitive nature of the sport industry with hundreds applying for a handful of jobs.

Current professionals and new applicants are therefore keen to gain a competitive edge over others for promotion, with postgraduate qualifications providing one such advantage.

The Sports Coaching masters is focused upon students acquiring the knowledge and employability skills to gain employment within the sports sector with the aim of progressing into management roles USW Sport has a strong track record of creating employable graduates within the sports industry and beyond. This emphasis on student employability remains the core focus for the Sport academic subject area.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,300per year

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

University information

University of South Wales

  • University League Table

    102nd

  • Campus address

    University of South Wales, Llantwit Road, Treforest, Pontypridd, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff, CF37 1DL, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    64th out of 84 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    122 61%

    51st

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59 59%

    74th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    42nd

    8

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