The MSc Sport Coaching is a programme within the School of Sport & Health Sciences Postgraduate Scheme in Sports Studies (modular). Three exit points exist from the course; Certificate (successful completion of three core modules), Postgraduate Diploma (completion of five core and one option modules), MSc (completion of taught modules and dissertation).
• Deconstructing Sports Coaching Practice through Theory
• Reconstructing Sports Coaching Practice through Theory
• Managing Coaching Problems
• Understanding the Micro-political Landscape in sport
• Research Methods for Sport
• Dissertation Project (12000 words written equivalent)
One Option Module chosen from:
• Critical Study of Sport Coaching
• Sustainable Practice in Sport and Physical Culture
• Social Issues and Sporting Legacies
• Independent Study
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.
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.
Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.5 standard or equivalent. For full details about how to apply and English Language qualifications please visit the
International pages on the website.
Students are normally selected on the basis of their formal application, curriculum vitae and an interview. If your application status has been updated to 'Interview Invitation' on self-service, please click here.
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
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
Tuition Fees and Financial Support:
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Charges are per Single Module unless specified:
Undergraduate = 10 Credits; Postgraduate = 20 Credits
Please contact the programme leader for further information on modules to be studied part-time and how this will affect fees.
The university also offers a postgraduate scholarship scheme to help students whilst at university. To see if you are eligible, visit