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MSc Sport Performance Coaching (Online)

University of Stirling
9-24 months
Part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Online / Distance
Stirling
English
September 2021

Program description

MSc Sport Performance Coaching (Online)

The first course of its kind in Scotland, this innovative online Masters gives experienced coaches the chance to improve their coaching skills through cutting-edge best practice and research. Our teaching is aligned with the UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC) Level 4 certification process and is endorsed by UK Coaching.

This MSc Sport Performance Coaching degree will develop your critical analysis skills, improve your problem-solving abilities and teach you innovative solutions to coaching problems. You’ll examine modern best practice in coaching from case studies, peers and leading coaches. Throughout the course, you'll examine and improve your understanding and practice of coaching, developing the skills to critically reflect on decisions, develop smart strategies and boost performance.

Admission requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. You must also have five years' appropriate work experience in coaching, and evidence of successful completion of sport-specific coaching qualifications is expected.

English Language Requirement

If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:

  • IELTS Indicator 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub-skill
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) 176 overall with a minimum of 162 in each sub-skill
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE) 180 overall with a minimum of 162 in each sub-skill
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) 62 overall with a minimum of 59 in each sub-skill
  • IBT TOEFL 80 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing
  • IBT TOEFL Special Home Edition Test 80 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing
  • TOEFL ITP Plus for China minimum 543 overall, 54 in listening, 53 in structure and written expression, 56 in reading and B2 in speaking
  • Trinity ISE II Pass overall and Merit in all sub-skills, ISE III Pass overall and in all sub-skills, ISE IV Pass overall and in all sub-skills
  • Aptis (4 skills) CEFR B2 overall and B2 in all sub-skills
  • Duolingo 105 overall with a minimum of 90 in all sub-skills
  • LanguageCert International ESOL B2 Communicator - Pass with minimum 33 in each sub-skill

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1, Autumn semester

Compulsory module

  • The Coaching Process

Compulsory module

  • Performance Analysis and Planning

Year 1, Spring semester

Compulsory module

  • Coaching Concepts

Year 2, Autumn semester

Compulsory module

  • Coaching as Learning

Compulsory module

  • Independent study

Year 2, Spring semester

Dissertation

  • Applied Coaching Project

Compulsory module

  • Understanding Performance

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Mode of study: online, part-time, stand-alone modules

Tuition fees

  • Tuition fee for UK students: £6,600
  • Tuition fee for Overseas (non-EU) students: £9,500

Qualification

Award: Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate

Our Sport Performance Coaching MSc is for experienced coaches who wish to extend their expertise alongside their sport-specific qualifications. It will develop your critical analysis and reflective practice skills, enhance your problem-solving capacity and promote innovative solutions for coaching problems.

We’ll help you become a coach who can:

  • reflect and challenge personal assumptions and beliefs to improve future performance
  • critically reflect on decisions in complex and unpredictable situations
  • recognise and resolve problematic coaching issues through the generation of innovative strategies and solutions
  • design and implement an optimal learning environment to impact on athletes’ performance needs
  • design and implement a planned and strategic approach to performance improvement
  • develop and manage appropriate support structures to facilitate improved performance

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University of Stirling

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University of Stirling

FK9 4LA Stirling
Scotland

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stir.ac.uk

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