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Our sports coaching degree gives you the opportunity to explore coaching theory, research and practice. You’ll focus on contemporary areas of sports coaching study, including coach education, learning and practical skills. You’ll also develop your own specialised coaching knowledge, attributes and abilities through a whole range of theoretical and hands-on experiences. Throughout, we’ll encourage you to shape your own professional development journey and achieve the appropriate vocational coaching qualifications to take your career in the direction you want. We’ll also emphasise the importance of developing your academic and research strengths, improving your confidence, credibility and critical writing skills.

Why choose this course?

The course has a strong theme of practical experience being applied to an environment of your choice. You will also benefit from some of the best university-based sports and fitness facilities in the country, and have opportunities to support research.

What job can I get?

Once you graduate, you’ll be well equipped for a variety of coaching careers, including high-performance coaching, multi-sports schools coaching, specialised coaching support, coach education or establishing your own coaching business. Alternatively, you could work with an elite team or athlete, or carry on your studies at postgraduate level. Many of our graduates also go into educational settings or teacher training.

Course details

Careers

Graduates are equipped for a career in coaching for example high performance coaching, multi sport coaching in schools, specialised coaching support roles, coach education, or establishing their own coaching business. They may also progress into high performance coaching roles with elite level teams and athletes. Many of our students work within educational settings or progress onto teacher training through PGCE or schools direct programmes. Students are also equipped for postgraduate study.

Structure

Level 4

Core Modules

  • Physical Activity and Sport Policy in Practice - 30 Credits
  • Understanding Sport Industry - 15 Credits
  • Sport Business Management: National and International Perspectives - 15 Credits
  • Sports as Social and Global Phenomena - 15 Credits
  • Developing an Academic Approach - 15 Credits
  • Foundations of Sports Coaching - 30 Credits

Optional

Level 5

Core Modules

  • Research Methods for Sports Coaching - 15 Credits
  • Sport Experience Learning - 15 Credits
  • Applied Sports Coaching - 30 Credits

Optional

  • Facilities and Funding for Active Communities - 15 Credits
  • Process and Practice in High Performance Sport - 15 Credits
  • Exploring Sports Ethics - 15 Credits
  • Leadership and Management of Sports Events - 30 Credits
  • Global Perspectives of Sports Development - 15 Credits

Level 6

Core Modules

  • Sports Coaching Experience Dissertation - 30 Credits
  • Sports Coaching Research Dissertation - 30 Credits
  • Advanced Sports Coaching - 30 Credits

Optional

  • Sandwich Placement - Sport - 0 Credits
  • Year Abroad - SPS - 0 Credits
  • Insight and Evaluation of Sports Development - 15 Credits
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in Sports Business Management - 15 Credits
  • Behaviour Change for Physical Activity and Sport - 15 Credits
  • Creating Business Strategies for Sport - 15 Credits

Fees & funding

Fees 2019

UK/EU Students

Full time
  • £9250 for the 2019/2020 academic year
Part time
  • £1155 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

International Students

Full time
  • £12350 for the 2019/2020 academic year
Part time
  • £1540 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

Discounts are available for International students if payment is made in full at registration

*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

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Other financial support

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Living costs / accommodation

The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

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Entry requirements...

2019 entry 

72 - 168 UCAS points

A Levels

Minimum of 2 A levels

BTECs

BTECs must contain a minimum of 180 units (three grades) at DMM.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

IB - 112 points with a minimum of 2 HL subject at grade 4 or above (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core). GCSE Maths and English Language @ grade 4 (C) or above.

A minimum IELTS score of 6.0 is required for those for whom English is not their first language.

Find out more about international application requirements.

The University of Hertfordshire is committed to welcoming students with a wide range of qualifications and levels of experience. The entry requirements listed on the course pages provide a guide to the minimum level of qualifications needed to study each course. However, we have a flexible approach to admissions and each application will be considered on an individual basis.

How to apply

2019

Start DateEnd DateLink
17/09/201931/05/2020Apply online (Part Time)
17/09/201931/05/2020Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)
23/09/201931/05/2020Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)

2020

Start DateEnd DateLink
21/09/202031/05/2021Apply online (Full Time)
17/09/202031/05/2021Apply online (Part Time)
17/09/202031/05/2021Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)
23/09/202031/05/2021Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)