Taught course

Sport Coaching and Development

University of Chester · Warrington School of Management

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement for students is the possession of a second-class honours degree in any discipline, or equivalent as a minimum. Consideration will be given to applicants without a second-class honours degree who have suitable work experience in an industry appropriate to the course.

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency to IELTS 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in each band or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Course overview

Excellent sporting practitioners can enhance the quality of the experience gained by performers and help participants achieve their potential in sport (Sport England, 2016). Our Master’s course is designed to provide advanced education and training opportunities for coaches and practitioners working with athletes and participants in a variety of sport and physical activity settings.

Why study Sport Coaching and Development with us?

You will benefit from research-informed and research-led learning and teaching practices. We will strongly encourage you to contribute to seminars, conferences, and other research sharing opportunities in order to develop your own academic skills and practices.

All our academic teaching staff are experienced professionals with well-established contemporary industry links in their area of expertise. Further to this, the Department has also developed strong relationships with a range of professional sporting bodies, including the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), various county sport partnerships, Warrington Wolves RLFC, and a number of professional football clubs.

How will I be taught?

This course is taught at Warrington Campus by the Department of Sport and Community Engagement and Warrington School of Management.

Teaching will take the form of lectures and seminars, practical sessions and external speakers or visits.

How will I be assessed?

You will have access to contemporary practical IT suites, as well as a range of dedicated facilities – including a sports hall, floodlit full-sized multi-purpose AstroTurf pitch, a fully equipped fitness facility, and two on-site sports fields.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Department of Sport and Community Engagement