Sports Coaching, M.Sc. | University of the West of Scotland | Hamilton, United Kingdom
12 months
17250 GBP/year
11250 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. 


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

More details

International- The latest we can process your application is 6 weeks before the course start date 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

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

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  • International

    17250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17250 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11250 GBP per year during 12 months.

For Scottish students, cost of Study is £7,000 

Living costs for Hamilton

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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