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MSc Sports Coaching 

 

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Entry Requirements and Fees

2020/21 UK fee: £7,800

2020/21 International fee: £14,300

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page.

 

An honours degree at 2:1 or higher in a related discipline*

You will also be required to attend an interview

*Candidates would normally hold a Level Two Governing Body of Sport coaching award; having currently (within the last 3 years) attended a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop and hold current coaching insurance and a current DBS check.

Student view

Sian Miles
MSc Sports Performance Analysis
The Chichester Institute of Sport provided unmeasurable hands-on support throughout my MSc. I felt like I could always communicate with staff to help during my academic and placement commitments and they were always keen to encourage work based skill development for enhanced career prospects.

Course content

Our MSc Sports Coaching programme is carefully aligned to employer needs and aims to provide the knowledge, skills and experience to successfully pursue a career in the area of Sports Coaching.

The processes and theories underpinning sports coaching will be explored together with key practical competencies all delivered in conjunction with an intensive work placement offering invaluable industry relevant experience.

This course is highly vocational in nature and beneficial to those either wishing to seek future employment in Sports Coaching, or, those currently employed within a professional club or organisation.

The advent of this course is in response to the marked growth in career opportunities available to sports coaches which is exemplified by the large number of job vacancies advertised on websites such as SportsCoachUK, UK Sport, BASES, County Sports Partnerships and LinkedIn.

**Candidates would normally hold a Level Two Governing Body of Sport coaching award; having currently (within the last three years) attended a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop and hold current coaching insurance and a current DBS check.

 

You can request a postgraduate prospectus here.

 

 

 

Our facilities

Campus Location: Chichester 

We offer you some of the best sporting facilities available to study for a degree. All of our facilities are designed for academic teaching, research, British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions and for your social/recreational use throughout the week and weekends.

The world-class Tudor Hale Centre for Sport is the focus of sporting activities both academic and recreational at the University. It incorporates a suite of state of the art sport science laboratories, a sports injury clinic, a strength and conditioning room and a fitness centre. In addition there is a sports hall. Located beside the Tudor Hale Centre for Sport you will find our Sports Dome, lano sand dressed astro turf and a grass rugby pitch.

Facilities:

Sports Dome

Four tennis courts which can be used for a variety of sports.

Blue flooring and blue curtains separating courts with student throwing javelins

 

Sports hall

Used for basketball, netball, trampolining, badminton, volleyball, cricket, soccer, table tennis, hockey and ultimate frisbee.

Fitness suite

Various membership levels available. Weights, resistance and cardio machines.

Weights, resistance and cardio machines

Indoor and outdoor climbing walls and climbing boulder

Available for any student to use after an induction and when Tudor Hale Centre for Sport is open.

Images showing external and internal climbing wall and external boulder

Grass football and rugby pitches

Students playing football and girl passing rugby ball

Floodlit lano sand-dressed astro turf 

A top of the range Lano sand-dressed astro all completely compliant to International Hockey federation standards.

  • 110m synthetic athletics track
  • Strength and conditioning room
  • Two multi-purpose gymnasiums
  • Outdoor netball and tennis court
  • Two seminar rooms
  • Cricket nets 

Sport Science Laboratories:

Four dedicated psychology labs including a Virtual Reality Reader, Brain Imaging Unit and Observation Suite.

Student using software to track activity of body for sport psychology



Two dedicated biomechanics labs

Student running with rugby ball with sensor on past tracking posts



Five dedicated physiology labs

Used for testing on treadmills, bikes and various other pieces of equipment.

Physiology labs showing equipment used



An environmental chamber

Used to simulate heat, altitude, etc.

Envinronmental chamber in physiology lab



A sports injury clinic and adjoining rehabilitation space

Sports Therapy students use these spaces for practical sessions and run a clinic. It is open for students, staff and external visitors who require treatment also either from Sports Therapy students or staff.

Sports therapy clinic with beds and rehab room

Where this can take you

Typical Careers include

  • Professional clubs - coaching in academies, centres of excellence, club/community coaches
  • Amateur clubs - tennis, squash and golf clubs etc.
  • Industry - hotels, holiday companies, sports development for Sports Governing Bodies, British and overseas
  • Coach education - Sports Coach UK (SCUK) and equivalent overseas bodies
  • Teaching

We provide performance support for elite athletes and competitive teams. We consistently perform well against the elite of university sport. A high number of our performance teams compete in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) programme at the elite level.

Several teams are supported with high-level coaching, training facility support and sports science analysis. Numerous local and national sports clubs’ links with our student sports teams provide additional high-level playing opportunities.

Indicative modules

All students are required to complete four modules in their chosen pathway plus two modules in research methods and statistics and either a research project or a supervised experience portfolio.

Modules currently available are:

  • Applied Coaching Practice (Work Placement) - This double module revolves around a coaching placement where you are supported by regular contact and mentoring from University staff. Students are encouraged to adopt a reflective approach to develop their expertise and the application of theory to practice is tailored to support entry-level experiences and desired future goals.
  • Motor Learning and Control - Using experimental methods, students investigate the processes that underpin skilled perception, decision making and movement execution in sports performers. Evidence is applied to create training environments that maximise learning efficiency and aid the transfer of skills to competition.
  • Researching the Sport Disciplines - An introduction to basic quantitative and qualitative methodology for coaching science using practical and real-world examples to illustrate how we make sense of data.
  • Advanced Research Skills for Sport - You will learn and apply innovative and cutting-edge methods of analysis evident in coaching science literature.
  • Option modules: Applied Performance Analysis or an Independent Study
  • Research Dissertation or Supervised Experience Portfolio - The credit of Master of Science is achieved by completion of either a full write-up or write-up and presentation dissertation or a portfolio of a supervised experience.

International English Studies

Include International English Studies: 

Teaching and assessment

To gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Sports Coaching students need to complete three modules. Each module is assessed by the equivalent of a 4,000-word assignment.

To gain a Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Coaching students need to complete six modules. Each module is assessed by a 4,000-word assignment.

To gain an MSc in Sports Coaching students need to complete six modules, and a dissertation of 12,000 words or a sport science support placement.

Additional Costs

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Additional Costs