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Sports Coaching and Performance BSc (Hons)

Ulster University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location


  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary


This programme is only available as a full-time Option at Level 6 - Final Year only (Top Up degree). Anyone applying for this programme must have completed a Foundation Degree in one of the Regional Colleges.

This programme aims to develop the thinking of those who would like to pursue a career in the sports industry. We will challenge your thinking of the coaching process and how theory applies in practice. The specific areas taught in this programme are; sports coaching, performance analysis, teaching, sports development, sport and exercise science, athlete monitoring and/or management.


The programme is delivered through theory and practically applied sessions underpinned by three key strands: Coaching Pedagogy, Subject Matter and Professional Practice.

By the end of the year you will be able to;

  • Demonstrate and understand the roles and qualities of a coach.
  • Prepare, plan, deliver and evaluate effective coaching sessions for a range of sporting populations.
  • Demonstrate an ability to reflect upon the coaching practice of oneself and others
  • Be able to articulate an understanding of coach development structures.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theoretical principles of athlete development.

Job roles

With this degree you could become:

  • Development Coach
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Physical education Teacher
  • Personal trainer
  • Professional athlete
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Sports Marketing

Career options

There are numerous opportunities for you to progress either within Ulster or at another institution. Students who have completed their BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Performance degree have completed PGCE or Masters Study in a number of disciplines such as MSc Sports Coaching and Performance, MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology, MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition, MSc Strength and Conditioning all offered within the School of Sport or initiated research by applying for an MPhil or DPhil.

Employment opportunities within the field of coaching is growing due to current investments and the professionalisation of this area. Some graduating students have gained employment in local authorities or Governing Bodies of Sport as Sports Development or Coach Development Officers.

Work placement / study abroad

You will complete the 'Advanced Coaching Practice' module. This is a work based learning module and gives you the opportunity to apply theory into practice within a sporting community.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 15,360per year

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

Entry requirements

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GCSE/National 4/National 5 :

GCSE Mathematics at Grade C/4. Essential/Key Skills in Application of Number is not regarded as an acceptable alternative to GCSE Mathematics.GCSE English Language and Science also needed, but covered by required Foundation Degree.


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University information

Ulster University

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    Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland

Renowned for its warm welcome, Ulster recruits international students from over 100 countries across the globe and has over 200,000 alumni worldwide.
Ulster delivers a world-class UK university experience with the added benefit of being one of the UK's most affordable locations.
An international student experience team delivers a bespoke orientation programme and offers pastoral support to international students during their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 85 18

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    143 65%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%



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