Sport Coaching - MSc/PgD/PgC 

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Course Overview

This programme engages coaches in the process of applying theory to their practice and aims to develop reflective practitioners with the ability to effectively manage coaching problems. It offers a unique opportunity for professional and career development, focusing on applied and experiential learning within a community of practice, which meets on a weekly basis to share and develop 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 Coaching Science is a pathway 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:
Developing Coaching Practice
• Research Methods for Sport Studies
• Sports Coaching: Theory and Practice
• Managing Coaching Problems
• Dissertation Project

Two Option Modules chosen from:
• Working with Elite Performers
• Paediatric Exercise Science and Health
• Physiology of Sports Performance
• Theoretical and Experimental Sport Biomechanics
• Sport Psychology: Theory to Practice
• Independent study
• Organisational Strategy
• Sporting Bodies and Social Identity

The programme also involves a 12,000 word independent dissertation project.

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 MPhil/PhD study.

Entry Requirements

  • An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) in a related subject area together with appropriate experience.
  • Non-graduates whose lack of formal qualifications is compensated for by their age and relevant experience will also be considered.

Key Facts

Campus: Cyncoed

School: Cardiff School of Sport

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

All module assessment is based on 5,000 word assignments or equivalent.

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
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

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

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

Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the Student Recruitment Team on 029 2041 6044 or email

For course specific enquiries, please contact the programme director, Kevin Morgan:
Tel: 029 2041 6586

See Also:
Cardiff School of Sport Website