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.
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 2:1 BSc/BA (Hons) in an appropriate sports related degree. 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) at Distinction or High Merit level;
- 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.
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.
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 RPL page.
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