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Professional Development: Sports Coaching MSc

St Mary's University, Twickenham

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    St Mary's University, Twickenham

  • Study mode

    Blended learning

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The Sports Coaching specialist pathway has been designed to allow different sports coaching professionals worldwide to develop a critical understanding of issues relating to their professional development and performance to advance their professional practice.

  • Access to industry partners through course collaborations, including the RPA and coaches from professional football clubs.
  • Flexible learning allows you to study at your own pace around your professional role.
  • Access to academic staff involved in world-leading research and high-level consultancy.

Why study Professional Development: Sports Coaching?

The course content and design are informed by our partners within different sports organisations, including coaches, coach educators from professional clubs and national governing bodies.

Taught by nationally and internationally renowned coaches and coach developers and specialist staff the applied nature of the programme means that you are continually asked to reflect on course content in your professional practice.

Why St Mary's?

St Mary's is a renowned institution to offer a blended learning course, allowing you to study when and where it suits you. This course allows you to specialise in your given field, developing a bespoke expertise. This flexible format means you can advance your knowledge, expertise and professional skills in parallel through a specialised pathway in Sports Coaching.

We are a leading provider of postgraduate taught sport science programmes and are widely recognised as one of the UK’s premier sports institutions. The University has a wide knowledge-base in the professional development of sports professionals.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods on the course deviate from traditional ideas, the main aim for assessments is to capture learning within the realms of your professional contexts.

Some of the assessment methods utilised on the programme are as follows:

  • Season long plan
  • Coaching practice sessions
  • Critical evaluation
  • Presentations
  • Position statement
  • Critical reflection

Modes of study

You can choose to study this degree as either full distance learning or blended learning (one visit per month to campus).

Studying this degree full-time will take 12 months. The duration of part-time study is either 24 or 36 months.

Career opportunities

As a MSc Professional Development with a specialism in sports coaching graduate, you will be highly sought after by employers in a rapidly growing market both nationally and globally.

Your professional placement will allow you to build your skills, knowledge and experiences within industry which will enhance your employability prospects in elite sport.

Employment areas include:

  • Academy coach
  • First-team coach
  • Lead phase manager
  • Head of sport
  • Disciplinary lead

Most PG courses start 5th October.

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

    111th

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    65th out of 85 15

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    112 51%

    67th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%

    31st

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    58th

    12

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