Research course

Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring

Oxford Brookes University · Business School

Entry requirements

There are two entry points for the Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring (DCM) programme. Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

Graduate entry

For graduate entry into the five-year DCM programme you should normally have a good honours degree, plus three years' minimum experience in coaching/mentoring.

Direct entry

For direct entry into the later stage of the DCM programme you should have an appropriate master’s level qualification, with a merit profile and a minimum of five years’ experience of coaching/mentoring.

Depending on entry stage you may be eligible for exemptions from certain elements of the programme.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

The Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring programme develops the capabilities needed to become a researcher and leader in the field and foster excellence in your practice. We will challenge you to build on your existing expertise and push the boundaries of your knowledge so you can:

  • operate at the highest level in coaching, mentoring and personal development
  • develop confidence in providing facilitation and consultancy
  • be competent in researching the field.
  • Our teaching staff have specific research interests in coaching and mentoring or related fields. We also invite specialists to provide further expert input.

To complete your doctoral thesis, the course includes:

  • doctoral thesis training (taught modules and workshops)
  • design of original empirical research
  • professional expertise and scholarly inquiry

This is a part-time, distance learning course, delivered by the International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies.

Department specialisms

Accounting, Governance and Information Management Coaching and Mentoring Economics and International Business Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism Management Management and Organisational Studies Marketing and Operations Management Pedagogy

Information for international students

Pathways courses for international and EU students

We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.

Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.

If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.

Fees and funding

UK students
Part-Time: £7,300 (Years 1-2); £8,400 (Years 3-5)
International students
Distance Learning: £7,300 (Years 1-2); £8,400 (Years 3-5)

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • DCaM
    part time
    36-60 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0) 1865 484848