Taught course

Sports Coaching

University of Stirling · Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2:2 Honours degree or better and appropriate coaching qualifications and experience. Those who do not hold the requisite academic qualifications, but possess significant coaching experience and qualifications, may be accepted, subject to discussion with the University.

Months of entry


Course content

The Sports Coaching course is for experienced coaches who wish to extend their capacity by engaging in learning experiences which promote analysis and critical reflection of their coaching practice. The course has been developed to articulate with the emerging UKCC Level 4 certification process. It will develop skills of analysis, critical reflection, problem-solving and managing the coaching process. Your work will be grounded in coaching practice and research, considering case studies and learning from peers and leading coaching practitioners.

Course Objectives

In addition to the sports-specific coaching skills you will be developing in your practice, we aim to develop coaches who:

  • can analyse and reflect on their coaching practice.
  • evaluate and adjust their coaching process.
  • can amend coaching practice to take account of each individual.
  • understand the socio-ethical context of their coaching practice.
  • develop the capacity to make decisions under pressure.
  • have clear personal development goals.

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
full time
9 months


part time
24 months
full time
6 months


part time
12 months
full time
6 months


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

Course contact details

Sport Postgraduate Recruitment Team
+44 (0) 1786 466498