Taught course

Coaching, Performance and Sport Leadership MSc

University of Birmingham · School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally require a 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject or relevant professional experience.

You will be required to be a qualified coach with an award recognised by their national governing body, normally at Level 2 of the UKCC or its equivalent. You will also be expected to regularly coach a minimum of three hours per week whilst on the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Coaching, Performance and Sport Leadership course at Birmingham is a unique combination of theory and practice at the cutting edge of the profession.

On this course you will be part of a research-led community of individuals, passionate about sport, high performance, and health and wellbeing that seek to develop critical and practical understanding of research and evidence-informed practice in the context of sports leadership and management.

The strength of the course is that all assignments and the dissertation are located in your professional interests, so you can shape them to be relevant to your professional learning needs.

The course will strengthen your capabilities to lead on new directions in the field of sports leadership by engaging with leading and international practitioners and researchers.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days.

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year.

Information for international students

International students can find details of scholarships on our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
£5,265 PT
International students
£11,655 PT

Please visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate enquiry service
0121 414 5005