Taught course

Coaching and Mentoring Practice (Hong Kong based)

Oxford Brookes University · Business School

Entry requirements

The programme is open to suitably qualified students who are able to attend face-to-face taught sessions in Hong Kong. It is open to students who are based in Hong Kong, or who are able to travel to Hong Kong. You should normally have a first degree or equivalent professional experience. If you have already gained a coaching or mentoring qualification at an appropriate level, you may be given exemption from the assessment in Practice Fundamentals module.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme is open to suitably qualified students who are able to attend face-to-face taught sessions in Hong Kong.

It is open to students who are based in Hong Kong, or who are able to travel to Hong Kong.

This programme is delivered in Hong Kong by Oxford Brookes University academic staff, and in partnership with the University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education. Teaching will be a combination of weekend classes and online workshops and conferences.

The MA in Coaching and Mentoring Practice offers a part-time, integrative approach to learning. It enables participants to translate the theoretical knowledge and concepts underpinning coaching and mentoring into their own practice. It aims to provide the expansion of knowledge and understanding of theories and then to relate that knowledge to the skills and approaches necessary to develop professionally as a coach or mentor.

This practice-based programme has several unique elements, each designed to maximise your learning experience: your own professional coach-supervisor to support the development of your practice throughout the first year a cross disciplinary approach that focuses on personal and professional development as well as relevant organisational and psychological dimensions of coaching and mentoring the programme builds from the certificate stage (three modules), through the diploma stage (three further modules) and culminates in a masters dissertation. There are also option modules at the diploma stage that allow you to make choices to fit your particular area of interest.

Course content:

This part-time programme comprises seven modules of study amounting to 180 level-7 credits.

Coaching and Mentoring Practice Fundamentals

This 20-credit module, for which you have your own professional coach-supervisor in addition to a course tutor, extends over five months. It provides vital experience of acting as a mentor/coach and of being professionally supervised in that role. It is an opportunity to apply coaching and mentoring methodologies, such as personal profiling and personal development planning, which are then translated into rigorous intellectual study through reflective practice and critical analysis.

Alongside the practice module you undertake two core 20-credit modules:

Transformational Learning and Adult Development encourages critical thinking and increasing awareness of issues in adult learning and development which impact directly on coaching and mentoring

Psychotherapeutic Dimensions of Coaching and Mentoring focuses on the implications for coaching and mentoring of the three main areas of psychotherapy and counselling: psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive behavioural. We explore the philosophy and theory of the different schools within these orientations, along with their different techniques and models.

Advanced Coaching and Mentoring Practice takes you into a more challenging level of professional practice. It includes in-depth workshops developing the practice of the reflective, evidence-based professional practitioner.

In addition, you select two 20-credit modules from the following:

  • Psychological Perspectives on the Self*;
  • Coaching and Mentoring in Organisations;
  • Positive Psychology*;
  • Research in Coaching and Mentoring (compulsory for students completing the full MA);
  • Master's-level study culminates in a 60-credit Dissertation module.

(* in alternative years)

Information for international students

IELTS minimum level 6.5 overall with 6.0 in reading and writing.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-60 months

Course contact details

Subject Manager - Sandy Wong
+852 2975 5873