Advanced Performance Football Coaching, M.Sc. | University of South Wales | Pontypridd, United Kingdom
24 months
14700 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Designed with external partners, including the Football Association of Wales Trust and Swansea City Football Club, the Advanced Performance Football Coaching programme from University of South Wales provides the optimal combination of professional and evidenced-based academic training for coaches, heads of coaching, performance analysts.

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Delivered by experts in the field, including Premier League and International level coaches and support staff, the Advanced Performance Football Coaching programme from University of South Wales offers access to rarely-shared knowledge, and will enhance your employability and professional development.

The first masters course of its kind in Wales, it complements our extensive undergraduate football courses, and is delivered through a combination of face-to-face teaching (during residential visits) and guided online learning to offer flexibility of study for international students and industry professionals.

There are three exit points, which means you can study for the Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or the full MSc.


This football coaching masters provides advanced coaching skills and knowledge which prepares students to excel in the following roles:

  • Academy coaches
  • Senior coaches
  • Head of coaching
  • Head of player development
  • Coach educators
  • Academy managers
  • Analysts and recruiters
  • Technical directors

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The football coach as psychologist
  • Pedagogy in football
  • Curriculum design and contemporary player development
  • Advanced coaching practice (UEFA A)
  • Research Project 
  • Periodisation for performance & player development 
  • Effective Coaching 
  • Analysis of Performance & Tactical Insights

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Upper Second Class sports related Degree or related industry experience.
  • Applicants must hold a valid UEFA B License or equivalent qualification. (E.g., NSCAA, AFC)
  • Please note that whilst applicants are not required to obtain a satisfactory DBS Check for entry to the course, there is an optional Professional Work Based Development module that may require students to obtain an enhanced DBS Check or evidence of subscription to the DBS Updating Service should it involve delivery to children or vulnerable adults.”

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14700 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • Part-time UK:  £1030 per 20 credits


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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Advanced Performance Football Coaching
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