Taught course

Performance Coaching (Online)

University of Stirling · Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have five years' relevant/appropriate work experience in coaching.

Evidence of successful completion of sport-specific coaching qualifications is expected.

Please note: If you are a student from overseas and applying with a Tier 4 student visa, we unfortunately can not accept your application for this course as it falls into the category of being part-time, delivered online or a distance learning course.

Months of entry


Course content

Performance Coaching is an innovative online learning degree; the first of its kind in Scotland. It is for experienced performance coaches who wish to extend their expertise adjacent to their sport- specific qualifications. The course has been developed to articulate with the UKCC Level 4 certification process and is endorsed with Sports Coach UK for UKCC Level 4. It will develop skills of critical analysis and reflective practice, enhance problem-solving capacity and promote innovative solutions to performance coaching problems.

Your work will be grounded in performance coaching practice, considering case studies and experiential learning from peers and leading coaching practitioners.

Fees and funding

For further information on possible sources of funding, visit: http://www.stir.ac.uk/postgraduate/financial-information/

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months


part time
24 months


part time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Dissertation (15000 words)

Course contact details

Sport Postgraduate Recruitment Team
+44 (0) 1786 466498