Entry requirements

You will need:
A good (2:1 or above) honours degree in a sport related discipline, e.g. Coaching, PE, Sport Science or Sport Development
Minimum 3 years' relevant experience of coaching
• Equivalent professional qualifications and substantial industry experience

Months of entry


Course content

MSc International Sport Coaching provides knowledge from the forefront of coaching research. The course is ideal for aspiring and established coaches looking to develop their practice.

  • Study on this new MSc International Sport Coaching, designed and run in conjunction with Learning Works, Malta
  • Course content informed by the latest research and best practice in sport coaching from LJMU’s School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Benefit from the flexibility of both online and face-to-face teaching, through a blended timetable of online learning materials, online live and pre-prepared lessons and two intensive contact weeks in Qormi, Malta (one each semester)
  • Continue working as a coach in your own context, alongside studying the course
  • Take part in a placement in your own context or with one of LJMU’s sporting partners
  • Includes personalised assignments so you can apply knowledge to your own coaching practice on topics including sport psychology, pedagogy, training programmes and talent development
  • Excellent vocational opportunities for work-related learning in your own coaching context or through one of LJMU’s sporting partners
  • Learn with a cohort of high-performing coaches and network of LJMU staff, alumni and contacts across the world of sport
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The MSc International Sport Coaching is designed to allow you to explore a range of topics, including athlete learning, talent development processes, physical and psychological training programmes, performance analysis and social relationships in coaching. While you study, you will have the opportunity to work on your own career development with support from LJMU’s tutors and leading guest lectures from the field of sport coaching. You will also conduct a research project on a topic of your choice, supervised by LJMU staff.
If you would like to register your interest in the MSc International Sport Coaching, please email: scienceadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk. We will contact you when the course is open for applications.

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 the International web page.

Fees and funding

Please see course page for information

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

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