Taught course

Sports Coaching and Performance

University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

Normally entrance to the course requires an Honours degree classification (at least a 2:2) in a relevant subject although relevant experience can also be taken into account.

This course is most suitable for those who hold a formal UKCC coaching qualification, preferably at Level 3, or those who have suitable coaching experience.

Alternatively those working within a coaching environment such as, a NGB coach, Academy coach, High performance coach, Sports development officer, strength and conditioning coach or sport science support will be considered.

Equivalent international qualifications are acceptable and if English is not your first language you must have a certificate in English Language Proficiency (e.g. IELTS at least 6.5).

A satisfactory Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check is required.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Sports Coaching and Performance has been designed for those working within sport and the coaching industry, or have studied at undergraduate level and gained coaching experience. This postgraduate degree will provide you with an advanced knowledge base that will give you the best possible opportunity for pursuing your career goals within sport and the coaching industry.

The MSc Sports Coaching and Performance course offers an insight into how psychology, physiology, strength and conditioning, and movement analysis impact on performance and will give you an interactive approach to performance coaching so you can apply theory to your practice. The integration of theory and practice will enhance and develop your ability to reflect on current coaching practice, plan appropriate training programmes and critically analyse existing approaches to performance coaching. You will also develop comprehensive knowledge of the key issues that support the high performance sports coaching environment.

For further information on course content and teaching please see the website.

Information for international students

If you are an international student you must have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

For full funding information on funding please see the website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Enquiries and Admissions
03455 76 77 78