|Study location||United Kingdom, Glyntaff Campus|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 years|
|Tuition fee||£14,500 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
an Honours degree classification (at least a 2:2) in a relevant subject although relevant experience can also be taken into account.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.5 (with at least a 5.5 in each component)
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check is required.
Sport has the power to inspire people and change lives. But to inspire the next generation, we need the right people leading and coaching sport. The MSc in Sports Coaching and Performance has been designed for those working within sport and the coaching industry, or have studied at undergraduate level and gained coaching experience.
This postgraduate degree will provide you with an advanced knowledge base that will give you the best possible opportunity for pursuing your career goals within sport and the coaching industry. The MSc Sports Coaching and Performance course offers an insight into how psychology; physiology; strength and conditioning, and movement analysis impact on performance. The integration of theory and practice will enhance and develop your ability to reflect on current coaching practice, plan appropriate training programmes and critically analyse existing approaches to performance coaching. You will also develop comprehensive knowledge of the key issues that support the high performance sports coaching environment.
Learning and teaching methods include lectures, interactive workshops, practical sessions, work-based learning, guest lectures (from industry professionals), debates and tutorials. This range of teaching and learning approaches ensures that you gain a wide variety of skills.
It is very much focused on gaining the students’ views and experiences to guide the group’s learning. All content will be applied in a sporting context to aid learning, and provide practical ideas and solutions that students can take back to the workplace or apply in the industry.
Some modules will be shared with other Masters courses which will allow for further discussion and debate.
Most lectures will be fairly small groups (10-25) which provides a more interactive and personal approach to your study. Group work and class discussions help you to develop critical thinking skills and we encourage students to voice their opinion and challenge the norm.
There are additional opportunities to take on leadership roles such as becoming a Course Representative or Student Ambassador.
The student will be expected to attend lectures (time varies dependent on module) but will normally be about 25 hours of contact time per module. Additional hours of study expected will depend on the student and their level of understanding of the subject material.
Lectures are either block delivery (module covered in a single three-day block, Monday to Wednesday, 9-5pm). A draft timetable can be requested from the course leader Melanie Tuckwell.
The need for relevant further education for sports professionals continues to increase given the highly competitive nature of the sport industry with hundreds applying for a handful of jobs. Current professionals and new applicants are therefore keen to gain a competitive edge over others for promotion, with postgraduate qualifications providing one such advantage The MSc Sports Coaching and Performance course is focused upon students acquiring the knowledge and employability skills to gain employment within the sports sector with the aim of progressing into management roles USW Sport has a strong track record of creating employable graduates within the sports industry and beyond. This emphasis on student employability remains the core focus for the Sport academic subject area. High profile alumi include Jevon Groves, Elite Men’s Rugby Sevens coach for the Hong Kong Sports Institute, and James French, opposition analyst at Liverpool FC.