Taught course

Sports Coaching

Staffordshire University · Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

Normally an honours degree (minimum 2 ii classification) from a U.K. university (or the international equivalent) in a related subject such as sports coaching, sport development, physical education, sport science or sport studies and possess (or be working towards) at least a UK Level 2 coaching qualification or equivalent, alongside evidence of a sustained commitment to coaching practice. Candidates with appropriate degrees (or equivalent) in other subjects will also be considered if they have significant relevant employment experience in sports coaching or a demonstrable interest in (or commitment to) areas related to sports coaching as evidenced by possession of (or working towards) a UK Level 3 coaching qualification or equivalent. Successful applicants are expected to be actively engaged in coaching during their period of study.

Months of entry


Course content

If you wish to obtain a postgraduate qualification in Sports Coaching, but due to work, family of geographical reasons are unable to access traditionally delivered awards, our part time, online approach to study may be just what you are looking for.

The MSc. in Sports Coaching has been developed to provide an advanced multidisciplinary understanding of current issues relating to the theory and practice of sports coaching within a sport and exercise science framework.

You will undertake a mix of ‘discipline based’ and ‘theme based’ modules and produce a substantial piece of independent research.

Combining online study with full time work requires commitment and dedication, but this is a highly effective way to develop your coaching expertise and professional skills, whilst studying at a time and pace that suits you.

You will benefit from a variety of online approaches to study. These include reading, listening, producing and viewing online content and interacting with fellow students and tutor. High levels of technical and administrative support will assist your learning.

Information for international students

You must be able to demonstrate a good standard of English. A minimum score of IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in all bands) or an equivalent qualification is required for this award.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months


distance learning
24 months


distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
+44 (0) 1782 294 400