M.Sc. On Campus

Sport Coaching

University of Birmingham Dubai

24 months
12251 EUR/year
12251 EUR/year
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The part-time Sport Coaching course at the University of Birmingham Dubai is a unique development in the field of sport coaching in seeking to develop high-quality coaches in a research active environment. There is Accredited Prior Learning for postgraduate degrees (eg, PGCE).


The distinctiveness and knowledge that you will gain from this programme will place you in an ideal position to inform the future direction of sport at all levels and impact participation and performance by challenging current practices.

By taking this programme you will develop the skills to critically evaluate new developments/theory and integrate this knowledge, where appropriate, into your own personal coaching practice.

Throughout the Sport Coaching course at the University of Birmingham Dubai, you will be encouraged to develop yourself as a lifelong learner, understanding the importance of learning and the theory behind coaching practice, and the development of performance and expertise.

This programme draws upon an innovative blend of high-quality online resources complemented with face to face discussion time with academics and leaders in the coaching field. You will be encouraged to develop your use of theory in practice, and to reflect upon your own personal coaching philosophy and development in light of new knowledge.


The course is aimed at students actively coaching in a variety of contexts (e.g. voluntary, development, performance). Students who are coaching have found that not only is their practice strengthened, but also their leadership skills, and many have progressed into leadership roles following completion of this degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Research Methodology in Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
  • Advanced Pedagogies
  • Player and Participant Development
  • Innovation in Professional Development
  • Wellbeing in Education Based Settings
  • Digital Practice in Sport, Exercise and Health

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants will normally require a 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject or relevant professional experience. 

  • You will be required to be a qualified coach with an award recognised by their national governing body, normally at Level 2 of the UKCC or its equivalent. You will also be expected to regularly coach a minimum of three hours per week whilst on the programme.
  • We also encourage applications from coaches who do not have prior experience of higher education as well as those with first degrees. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12251 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12251 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    12251 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12251 EUR per year during 24 months.

Annual tuition fee is AED 49,951 for part-time study 

Living costs for Dubai

5300 - 9200 AED /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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