Sports Coaching

University of the West of Scotland

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
16000 GBP/year
6500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Sports Coaching degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland aims to advance your coaching skills through the application of science to sport in your coaching context. 


Sports Coaching degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland draws on a range of disciplines including sport psychology, sport conditioning, and performance analysis. Whether you coach children, elite youth performers or talented masters athletes, the course is designed to provide support in the application of scientific principles to challenge and enhance your coaching practice.

You will be supported by experts with extensive experience in sports practice and research. This support will be tailored to your coaching needs and the environment you coach within. For example, coaches with an interest in developing psychological skills with their athletes may focus on the development of a sport psychology intervention or educational workshop to meet their athlete’s needs. You will have the opportunity to specialise (e.g. strength and conditioning, performance analysis, sport psychology) within the two Supervised Experience modules and work with a highly experienced, research-active supervisor to develop bespoke interventions for your coaching context.

Career Prospects

UWS sport graduates have gone on to employment with:

  • Professional sports clubs
  • National sporting associations, governing bodies and other related sporting agencies
  • Local authorities
  • Schools, further education and higher education institutions
  • Self-employment/set-up own business
  • Community projects/voluntary organisations

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Supervised Experience in Sport Coaching 
  • Coach Development 
  • Planning for Coaching 
  • Investigating Coaching
  • Evaluating Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum entry requirement – 2:2 Honours degree in a sport-related subject (e.g., Sport Science, Sport Management, Sport Coaching or Development) or a related discipline (e.g., Psychology).
  • Individuals with professional related experience will also be considered.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Sports Coaching
University of the West of Scotland


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