Taught Doctorate in Sport Coaching - DSC

 

Key Facts

Place of Study: 
Cardiff School of Sport Cyncoed Campus 

Course Length: 
Three years full-time; up to six years part-time 

Postgraduate Scholarships:
The university also offers a postgraduate scholarship scheme to help students whilst at university.
See if you are eligible.

Course Overview

​The Doctorate in Sport Coaching aims to equip practitioners and related scholars with an appreciation of the symbiotic and synergetic relationship between theory and practice. As opposed to a distinct research focus characteristic of a traditional PhD, the amended emphasis of the DSC lies in practice as both the recipient and generator of research. The DSC arises from a demand for high-level, leading-edge knowledge and skills training, coupled with increasing the use and exploitation of coaching research in practice. It offers a unique opportunity for professional and career development, focusing on applied and experiential learning within a community of practice.

2018 entry: Due to the popularity of this programme you should submit your application at the earliest opportunity, and at the very latest by 30th June 2018. Applications received after this date will only be considered if the programme has not reached full capacity. You can still register interest in the programme after this date and your details will be added to the waiting list once that is formed. Please contact the programme director for further information.

Course Content

The overall structure of the taught Doctorate in Sport Coaching can be viewed here (all modules are compulsory).

Learning & Teaching

The modules will be taught through a combination of lectures, interactive seminars, directed study and practice, and individual tutorials appropriate to the learning outcomes of the module in question and the general programme of study.

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

The modules will be assessed by a combination of written assignments, presentations, portfolios of evidence and oral vivas. Preparation and support for assessments will be provided through classroom-based sessions, individual tutorials, formative assessment opportunities and library support.

Employability & Careers

This programme aims to provide a contemporary leading-edge academic and professionally relevant Doctorate for the international community of sports coaching practitioners and scholars. Potential career progression routes include sport coaching, coach education, coach development and Higher Education lecturing.

Entry Requirements & How to Apply

There will be two points of general entry; (i) the doctoral programme (at the beginning of the MSc taught Level 7 component); and (ii) the PG Dip in SC programme (the beginning of the taught Level 8 component). 

The criteria for (i) are as follows: 

Applicants will be expected to hold a first class or 2(i) BSc/BA (Hons) in an appropriate sports related degree. Furthermore, it will be expected that applicants would have achieved a minimum grade of 60% in their final year undergraduate research project. In exceptional circumstances, candidates with considerable relevant (coaching) experience who do not hold an undergraduate degree will also be considered for entry. Each applicant will be required to attend an interview in relation to their suitability. 

The criteria for (ii) are as follows;
• An MSc/MA degree in a sport related area appropriate to the pathway (e.g., Sports Coaching, Sports Pedagogy);
• A post-graduate degree in an alternative discipline area acceptable to the programme leader;
• Candidates with exceptional and extensive work experience and/or related qualifications in coaching and/or coach education will also be considered for entry;
• Current postgraduate students who wish to forego the dissertation component of their MSc in order to progress directly to the Doctorate in Sport Coaching; 

An aspect that makes the DSC distinctive is its practical component and, in particular, the connection between that and new knowledge. Consequently, all entrants to the programme will need to be actively coaching. 

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.

If you are interested in using credit from another institution, or have obtained qualifications and/or experience to study for a course at Cardiff Met,  you can find further information on this as well as information on how to apply on the RPL page.

Additional Information

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, Dr Kevin Morgan:
Email: kmorgan@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Tel: 029 2041 6586


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