Research course

Sport Coaching

University of Lincoln · School of Sport and Exercise Science
MSc by research

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:1 honours degree in Sport, Exercise and/or Coaching Science or a related subject would normally be expected for entry to postgraduate research study. However, all applications are considered on an individual basis of their work and other life experiences through the University's Accreditation of Prior Experience Learning procedures. All programmes require the presentation of a thesis and an oral examination.

Months of entry


Course content

This is a flexible MSc, which can accommodate the career needs and personal aspirations of students with a particular interest in sport coaching.

Studying for a higher degree by research provides a special sequence of challenges and rewards. It involves devising and conducting an original piece of research under the supervision of staff with expertise in the area of sport coaching.

The advantages of the research degree are that you can build a specialism in sport coaching and you have the opportunity to develop your own ideas. There is a real sense of ownership and achievement in the final product and it can prepare you well for a career in research and academia.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

As a University of Lincoln postgraduate student, you may be eligible to apply for one of our generous scholarship packages. For more information about postgraduate funding and scholarships, please visit our website.

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

part time
24-48 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson
+44 (01522) 886644