M.Sc. Coaching and Development

University of Portsmouth | Portsmouth, United Kingdom
If you wish to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding in the rapidly developing field of coaching without giving up employment, then this course is ideal. This part-time, work-based course is provided by the University of Portsmouth in conjunction with The Performance Coach (TPC), a well-respected company who provide coaching, training and consultancy services.

Description of Coaching and Development


On this course you can:

  • Participate in live web-based chat forums to discuss your work with lecturers and other students
  • Make an effective contribution to your workplace, as well as improve your career prospects
  • Tap in to our Libraryís vast selection of electronic resources, which can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection
What opportunities might it lead to?

There are three separate stages in our Postgraduate Coaching and Development programme, including the Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert), Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) and Masterís (MSc). You can enter the programme at any stage, depending on your qualifications and experience. Completion of each stage enables you to continue to the next, with or without a break, in order to graduate with a full Masterís degree.
Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:

  • business development
  • consultancy work
  • mentoring
  • education
  • training
  • health sector

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee

More fee information can be found at www.port.ac.uk/tuitionfees

Not specified
Start date January  2016, September  2016
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time

Course Content

This final Masterís element of the programme includes research methods training through a combination of campus-delivered and distance learning to enable you to develop a research proposal as the basis for completing your final research-based investigative project/dissertation.

The unit in research methods will specifically cover the theory and application of research methodologies and consider concepts of quantitative methods and their use in organisational research.

Teaching and Assessment

Our friendly and supportive environment uses formal lectures and seminars to provide the basis for the development of relevant knowledge, further enhanced by activity-based case studies. Using these case studies youíll analyse complex problems, explore the uncertainties involved, evaluate possible solutions and plan their implementation.

How are you assessed?

Assessment consists of a 3,000 word research proposal leading to a 12,000 word Investigative Project/Dissertation allowing you to pursue a topic of personal interest which may directly relate to future employment.

English Language Requirements

CAE score
193(Grade B)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) 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. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Coaching and Development

An honours degree in a relevant subject, or substantial professional experience and/or qualifications in coaching or other related field.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Work Experience for Coaching and Development

No work experience is required.

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