Coaching Science, M.Sc. | University of Essex | Colchester, United Kingdom
12 months
19750 GBP/year
9200 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Do you want to challenge current coaching practice and help people achieve their full potential? Can you inspire confidence and self-belief through coaching? The MSc Coaching Science programme at the University of Essex will train you in the practical and theoretical elements of coaching science, and you will explore the broad spectrum of areas that underpin both coaching practise and development.

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With our state-of-the-art facilities and science-based approach, you will gain a solid understanding of the applied practical skills, psychology, developmental and advanced practise in coaching. Alongside seminar-based teaching, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in our specialist laboratory facilities and on an optional coaching placement. Coaching placements are undertaken with an employer over 8 – 10 weeks, enabling you to develop your coaching delivery and prepare you for employment.

In the Coaching Science programme at the University of Essex  you will study a broad range of topics, including:

  • Masterclasses in coaching
  • Youth athletic development
  • Skill acquisition in coaching
  • Adapted coaching

Your future

The sports science and coaching sectors are booming and provide a variety of careers for coaching science graduates. Typical career destinations include talent development/identification specialist, early years sports educator, PE teacher, coach education, sports development and academic research.

We have strong links with industry providers who may enable you to deliver coaching practises in a range of coaching environments, challenging you and helping you to further develop your coaching skills set. We also work closely with the University’s Careers Services to help you find out about further work experience, internships, placements, and voluntary opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Further Research Methods in Sport, Exercise and Health
  • Research Project
  • Skill Acquisition in Coaching
  • Youth Athletic Development
  • Disability, Sport and Social Change
  • Coaching Practice Placement
  • Masterclasses in Coaching
  • Developing High-Performance Coach Education

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A degree with an overall 2.2 in a subject relevant to Sport Coaching or Sport Science, including Sport and Exercise Science, Sport and Exercise Physiology, Sports Coaching, Sports Development, Physical Education, Recreation and Leisure Studies.
  • you must have a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (child and adult workforce, including child barred list). The DBS check is organised by the University. Please contact our DBS team if you have any questions relating to this.
  • A satisfactory Overseas Criminal Record Check/Local Police Certificate is also required, inn addition to the DBS Check, where you have lived outside of the UK in the last 5 years for 6 months or more.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19750 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9200 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • Home/UK fee: £4,600
  • International fee: £9,870

Living costs for Colchester

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.


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