24 months
8690 EUR/year
4392 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Applied Sports Coaching innovative at University of Limerick will give experienced coaches the opportunity to enhance their practice through engagement with practitioner leaders and pioneering researchers in the field of sport coaching. 


About the Applied Sports Coaching at University of Limerick

The program is offered by the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences (PESS) in the Faculty of Education and Health Sciences, and is being considered for alignment with the higher levels of coaching qualifications, as part of the Coaching Development Programme for Ireland (a partnership between Sport Ireland Coaching and National Governing Bodies of sport). 

The objectives of this programme reflect our commitment to the development of insightful, competent, critical and reflective sports coaches. We aim to develop graduates who:

  • Possess extensive knowledge of the coaching process and innovative applied practice in sport coaching.
  • Display originality and insight in the design, delivery and evaluation of coaching practice.
  • Possess enhanced practical skills in applied coaching practice, management, leadership, video analysis, planning, and the capacity to work, develop skills, and promote professional practice.
  • Possess the skills for conducting bespoke applied research on sports coaching to evidence and enhance their own practice and that of other coaches.
  • Are proactive in identifying and critically evaluating current research in domains such as sport and business, and drawing implications for their own context.


As this two year part time programme took in its first cohort in 2019, there are no graduates as yet. Current students are drawn from multiple team and individual sports, and working with populations ranging from children to professional high performance athletes, in both full time and part time capacities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Coaching Process and Practice
  • Reflective Practice for Sports Coaches
  • Performance Analysis in Coaching
  • Athlete and Coaching Development
  • Management and Leadership in Coaching

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

EU Applicants: Early application is advisable.


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for a Master’s programme must normally have a first or second class Level 8 honours degree (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) in a relevant or appropriate subject (e.g. Sport Science, Sports Coaching, Physical Education), or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement. 
  • Hold a sports National Governing Body Level 1 Coaching Award (minimum)
  • Show evidence of previous experience in sports coaching and must be practicing coaches for the programme duration.
  • Obtain Garda Vetting as a requirement of this Master's programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8690 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8690 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4392 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4392 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Limerick

850 - 1150 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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