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Professional Practice in Sports Coaching, MSc/PgDip

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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The course is designed to help you build on your existing experience to refine your coaching. You will develop a deeper appreciation of theory and research related to sports coaching and will consider how best to apply this in practice.

About

You will study in a collaborative environment where you will learn from other coaches and from teaching staff with excellent professional experience and research profiles in their respective fields. You will consider a range of contemporary issues and practices, using modern methods and approaches in areas such as developing expertise, pedagogy, reflective practice and mentoring, sport psychology and talent identification.

An emphasis is placed on the relationship between practice and theory, with students supported to develop reflective, analytical and critical thinking skills in order to develop their professional practice. Coaches studying the MSc will join the wider professional community, with opportunities to connect with aspirant level 4 coaches from other sports, sharing discussions, speakers and networking opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Independent Project
  •  Work Based Project
  •  The Expert Coach in Context
  •  Personal and Professional Development in Sport
  •  Coaching Pedagogy

        Detailed Programme Facts

        • Programme intensity

          You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

          Full-time Part-time
          • Average part-time duration 24 months
        • Credits
          180 alternative credits
        • Languages
          • English
        • Delivery mode
          On Campus

        English Language Requirements

        • Minimum required score:

          6

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        • Minimum required score:

          80

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        Academic Requirements

        You need the following GPA score:

        Required score: Lower Second Class

        Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

        Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

        General Requirements

        • At least a 2.2 honours degree in a sport-related course or relevant subject
        • Those with a non-sport degree or without a 2:2 honours degree will be considered on an individual basis
        • You are a practising coach
        • Applicants may be invited for interview

            Work Experience

            You will be a practising coach.

            Tuition Fee

            • International

              13840 GBP/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 13840 GBP per year and a duration of .
            • EU/EEA

              6300 GBP/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 6300 GBP per year and a duration of .
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            Living costs for Gloucester

            • 824 - 1570 GBP/month
              Living Costs

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

            Funding

            The Government is introducing loans for taught and research postgraduate Masters programmes. Students under the age of 60 may be eligible for loans of up to £10,000, which will be paid directly to them at 3 points during the academic year. These will be at the start of the course and then 4 months and 7 months into the course.

            EU nationals and Distance Learners are eligible. Part time courses are also eligible as long as they meet the minimum 50% intensity requirement. Postgraduate student loans are not available to students who already hold a Masters qualification (or an equivalent or higher qualification) or those only studying to Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma level. Repayments of these loans will be in addition to the current undergraduate student loan scheme. Further information and guidance is available on the government website or you can contact the Money Advice team.

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