Taught course

Coaching Psychology

University of Worcester · Institute of Health and Society

Entry requirements

Open to students with a minimum 2(2) Honours degree in Psychology with Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) or related subject (e.g. Business management, Human Resource Management). Professional experience within Coaching Psychology is not a requirement for entry to this course.

Months of entry


Course content

This postgraduate qualification applies Coaching theory and interventions to business, organisations and private practice.

At Worcester, taught elements of the course are delivered by a team of experts currently working in the field. As such they are grounded in contemporary practice in Coaching Psychology.

Key features

  • Develop your skill and knowledge through practical consultancy-style tasks that demonstrate the application of theory and research to practice.
  • Learn about work carried out by Coaching Psychologists and the breadth of varied psychological approaches to issues in contexts such as the workplace.

Where could it take you?

Our courses will equip you for employment within a diverse range of settings. Coaching Psychologists work in one-to-one and/or team coaching providers, training, recruitment, organisational and personal change, management, consultancy and in academic research and teaching.

Coaching Psychologists are employed within the private and public sector, such as the Department for Work and Pensions, Ministry of Defence, HM Prison Service, the Police, Civil Service Commission and the NHS.

Students who have completed our programmes have gone on to work in the following areas:

  • Coaching
  • Psychology, management or recruitment consultancy
  • Human resources
  • Health and wellbeing within the NHS
  • Management within organisations
  • PhD study

The structure and content of the programme allows you to gain skills that are valued by employers.

Our students often use the Dissertation as an opportunity to specialise into their chosen research area, then continuing their studies at PhD level. All students are encouraged and supported to submit their work to national and international conferences.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Matthew Jellis
01905 855111