24 months
4987 GBP/year
3500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Earn a Masters in Performance Coaching (Online) by studying at Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence at University of Stirling and find the winning formula for your career advancement.

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The first course of its kind in Scotland, this innovative Performance Coaching (Online) Masters at University of Stirling gives experienced coaches the chance to improve their coaching skills through cutting-edge best practice and research. Our teaching is aligned with the UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC) Level 4 certification process and is endorsed by UK Coaching. The course is also suitable for coach developers who are seeking to enhance their work with coaches.

This MSc Sport Performance Coaching degree will develop your critical analysis skills, improve your problem-solving abilities and teach you innovative solutions to coaching problems. You’ll examine modern best practice in coaching from case studies, peers and leading coaches. Throughout the course, you'll examine and improve your understanding and practice of coaching, developing the skills to critically reflect on decisions, develop smart strategies and boost performance.

Career opportunities

Typically, coaches who apply for our MSc Sport Performance Coaching degree will already be employed in significant sport or coaching related roles. We anticipate graduates from the course will better understand themselves, their coaching practice and wider coaching context which prepares them to fulfil high performing coaching or coach development roles in their sport.

We've helped coaches everywhere boost their skills and advance their careers. Our alignment with UK Coaching places your qualification within a recognised professional framework.

  • Grow your network of professional connections as you study
  • 96% of our postgraduate leavers are in employment or further study within fifteen months of graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020, HESA)

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • The Coaching Process
  • Performance Analysis and Planning
  • Coaching Concepts
  • Coaching as Learning
  • Applied Coaching Project
  • Understanding Performance

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International applicants requiring a student visa are advised to apply at least eight weeks in advance of the start date.


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. 
  • You must also have five years' appropriate work experience in coaching, and evidence of successful completion of sport-specific coaching qualifications is expected.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4987 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9975 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    3500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.


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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