|Application deadline:||Applications can be made at any time|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2014, September 2015|
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
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This programme supports the continuing professional development of sports coaches and those working in closely related fields.
With three awards available, we look to offer a flexible programme of professional development. Core modules focus on the development of professional practice and knowledge for both coaches and coach tutor / educators.
More specialist modules in the areas of psychology, physiology and biomechanics, as well as practitioner research and individual projects, are offered for the full masters degree.
A coaching placement opportunity is offered on the full-time programme. The programme is most suitable for experienced coaches from a development or performance domain, or those who work in coach education.
Teachers who are coaching within a school framework and other candidates with recent and relevant coaching experience will also be considered.
* The Learning Coach
* The Coaching Process: Concepts and Applications
* Psychology of sports coaching
* Physiology of sport for coaches
* The Coaching Process: Pedagogy & Practice
* Coach Development and Mentoring*
* Practitioner research
* Sports biomechanics for coaches
* Available as a stand alone short course
* Research Project
Coursework, and a thesis of 16,000-20,000 words.
Upper second class to lower second class honours degree or equivalent. NGB coaching award highly desirable. Applicants will be asked to provide documentary evidence of qualifications and may be invited for interview.
Acceptable English language qualification
* GCSE English Language - Grade C or above
* IELTS band 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
* TOEFL (ibt) 92 overall Listening 21, Reading 21, Writing 22 and Speaking 22
| CAE score: (read more) |
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.
|75 (Grade B)|
|TOEFL iBT® test:||92|
IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.
We offer more than 100 studentships for taught and research programmes and many departments award their own scholarships and bursaries. Ask for details of these and possible sponsorship opportunities from the department concerned when you apply.
Departmental Bursaries and Scholarships
Many departments offer bursaries to eligible categories of students, and scholarships on a competitive basis, some of which cover all tuition fees. Up-to-date information is available from our website at or speak to the department concerned.
Loughborough Sports Scholarships
We understand the pressure of combining university studying with elite level sport.
In addition to the considerable benefits of first class coaching, access to world class facilities, strength and conditioning and sports medicine support, our Sports Scholarships offer financial support as well as access to a sports mentor, a life skills programme, and the opportunity for flexible study. Our Scholarship holders receive between £500 and £3,500 per year.
To be eligible to apply for a Sports Scholarship, you need to have a confirmed place to study at Loughborough, and usually be competing at least at junior international level.
For full details, see the Loughborough Sport website or email email@example.com or telephone +44 (0)1509 226108
University and departmental prizes and bursaries are awarded in many departments to postgraduate students who perform exceptionally well in their work or who contribute to the development of cooperation between the University and the local community.
Prizes awarded to postgraduate students currently include the prestigious Loughborough University Graduate School Prizes each worth £400, and two John Guest Memorial Travelling Scholarships, each valued at £500, awarded to research students to give them the opportunity to extend their knowledge of their subject, either within this country or overseas.
Access to Learning Fund (ALF)
The ALF is available to UK postgraduate (taught and research) students studying at least 50% of a full-time course who experience unanticipated and serious financial difficulties. To qualify, students must meet the same residence conditions as for student loans.
Postgraduate Taught Care Leavers Bursary
Care leavers from the UK who have recently graduated and want to progress onto full-time postgraduate study may be eligible for a bursary worth up to £2,660 which is intended for assistance with the cost of their study.
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