Sport Coaching and Pedagogy - MSc/PgD/PgC

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Course Overview

This programme engages coaches and teachers in the process of applying theory to their practice and aims to develop reflective practitioners with the ability to effectively manage pedagogic problems. It offers a unique opportunity for professional and career development, focusing on applied and experiential learning within a community of practice.

Due to the popularity of the postgraduate sport programmes, please ensure you submit your application as early as possible. Programmes will be closed over the summer when full capacity is reached.

​Course Content​​

The MSc Sport Coaching and Pedagogy is a programme within the School of Sport's Postgraduate Scheme in Sports Studies (modular). Three exit points exist from the course; Certificate (successful completion of three core modules), Postgraduate Diploma (completion of four core and two option modules), MSc (completion of taught modules and dissertation).

Core modules: 

  • Sports Coaching and Pedagogy: Theory and Practice 
  • Research Methods for Sport Studies 
  • Developing Pedagogic Practice 
  • Managing Pedagogic Problems 
  • Dissertation Project (12000 words written equivalent and a viva voce)

Two Option Modules chosen from:​

 

 

  • Changing Practices in Sport and Physical Culture 
  • Confronting Social Issues through Sporting Narratives 
  • Independent Study
  • Sport and Morality 
  • Applied Biomechanics 
  • Physiology of Sports Performance
  • Biomechanics of Sport Performance 
  • Leadership and Influencing Skills
  • Sport Psychology Theory to Practice
  •  Strength and Conditioning: Science and Application
  • Policy, Pedagogy and Practices of Physical Education Cultures
  • Understanding the Sporting Environment
  • Strength and Conditioning for Youth Athletes

 

Learning & Teaching​

​All modules, with the exception of the Dissertation Project are 20 credit modules. Timetabled teaching for these taught modules equates to a minimum of 30 hours, supplemented by 170 additional learning hours made up of directed tasks and independent study time. Modules are taught through a combination of lectures and interactive seminars that use a variety of teaching and learning approaches including Reflective Practice, Action Research, Problem Based Learning (PBL), Ethnography and Ethno-Drama. Student learning is supported through the use of our Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle) that provides learning resources over and above that found in the learning centre (library). All learners are supported with access to a personal tutor who is also the Programme Director of the course. 

Assessment

All module assessment is based on 5,000 word assignments or equivalent. Presentations are also assessed in some of the core and optional modules.

Employability & Careers​

Students from this course have developed careers in sport coaching, teaching, sport science support, further and higher education, and sports development. The programme also provides an excellent spring board for students wishing to progress to the taught doctorate in Sport Coaching, MPhil/PhD or Professional Doctorate study.

Entry Requirements​ & How to Apply

An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) in a related subject area together with appropriate teaching/coaching experience.​

Non-graduates whose lack of formal qualifications is compensated for by their age and relevant coaching experience will also be considered.

Selection Procedure:
Students are normally selected on the basis of their formal application, curriculum vitae and an interview.​

How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made direct to the university via our self-service facility. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply.

Key Facts

Place of Study:
Cardiff School of Sport
Cyncoed Campus

Course Length:
One year full-time; up to five years part-time

International Applicants:
Before making an application, international students (those outside of the EU), should contact the International Office at Cardiff Met to discuss the necessary procedures in relation to studying with us. For further information visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/international.

Tuition Fees and Financial Support:
For up to date information on tuition fees and the financial support that may be available. Please refer to www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees.

Part-time fees:
Charges are per Single Module unless specified:
Undergraduate = 10 Credits; Postgraduate = 20 Credits

Generally we find most students will complete 60 credits per year for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate study; to obtain a true costing please clarify this by contacting the Programme Director directly. 

Postgraduate Scholarships:
The university also offers a postgraduate scholarship scheme to help students whilst at university. To see if you are eligible, visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/scholarships

Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the Admissions Team on 029 2041 6044 or email askadmissions@cardiffmet.ac.uk.

For course specific enquiries, please contact the programme leader, Gethin Thomas:
Email: glthomas@c​ardiffmet.ac.uk​
Tel: 029 2041 5540

Full terms and conditions in relation to accepting an offer to study at Cardiff Metropolitan University can be found by visiting www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/terms