Taught course

High Performance Sport Coaching

Plymouth Marjon University · Department of Sport and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree related to sport coaching and/or relevant professional experience

Experience of sports coaching

Applicants with other qualifications and/or experience will be considered on an individual basis

Months of entry


Course content

Study in your own coaching set up and at our world class sporting facilities as you learn from high performance coaches and critically explore the methods and behaviours that create high performing environments.

MSc High-Performance Sport Coaching is designed for those who are passionate about creating high-performance sport coaching environments and who want to enhance the development of the performers and athletes they work with. It can be studied full-time or part-time. It will enhance your existing knowledge as a sport coaching practitioner by extensively broadening your understanding of the theories and concepts that underpin high-performance settings.

Behind every athlete, team or club lies a coach or group of coaches whose primary aim is to optimise performance. The processes and principles behind this operation are essential ingredients individuals must acquire in order to master their craft as coach. Therefore, before the success of the individuals or team can be acknowledged, a coach must learn more about the art of reflection, identity, leadership, and how their actions and behaviours help to shape the creation of high-performing environments for the athletes they work with.

The course is primarily designed for graduates who are already in sport coaching roles. On the MSc High-Performance Sport Coaching you'll examine your practices and processes critically, enabling you to further develop your identity as a coach, to enhance leadership skills and the creation of high-performing environments. The flexible nature of the course means that you can maintain your existing coaching practice, study face-to-face and online, as well as access world-class facilities on campus at the Marjon Sport and Health centre.

Information for international students

Fees for International students: £14,500

International students will have achieved IELTS 6.5

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Fees UK students: £8,000

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

01752 636700