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Entry requirements

You will need:
  • a 2:1 honours degree in a related area (2:2 honours degree considered where applicants can demonstrate extensive experience)
  • at least three years' coaching experience
Additional information:
  • RPL is accepted on this programme
  • IELTS 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each component)
  • Pearson 58-64 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI purposes)
If you have any specific queries, please contact marshadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk

Months of entry

September

Course content

This LJMU Sport Coaching Masters enables coaches to analyse and critically reflect on their personal coaching practice, providing the skills to coach at elite level.
  • Study at LJMU, a University accredited to work with governing bodies of sport to deliver a UKCC Level 4 coaching programme
  • Enjoy a combination of online blended and on-campus learning with guest lectures from industry specialists
  • Enhance your practice through analysis and critical reflection
  • Benefit from an industry-guided curriculum featuring practice-relevant content
Unique in the North West, this course enables coaches to study for a Masters qualification and provides the skills to coach at elite level. UKCC Level 4 accreditation ensures high performance and high performing coaches are fully qualified with a recognised qualification.

The curriculum is informed by the internationally recognised research of the teaching staff whose wide range of interests complement their personal and professional experiences in sport coaching. Our staff have not only conducted research in sports coaching but can also share their own experiences from working in elite/participation sport.

The course offers coaches a range of exciting learning experiences which include; talks from expert external guest speakers in the field, access to ‘master-class’ workshops from highly experienced coaches, the opportunity to join our monthly coaching research seminar series, the possibility to gain voluntary experience at a local sports organisation and access to a range of other coaching related ‘CPD’ activities.

The programme has also been awarded the UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC) Level 4 by UK Coaching. As a result, it will improve your analytical, critical reflection and problem-solving skills as well as enabling you to effectively manage the coaching process. This will enable graduates of the programme to deliver the best available, athlete centred coaching environments for recreational, development and performance athletes.

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
0151 231 5090