Everything you need to know...
- Use and apply cutting edge research and technologies to shape and inform your advancing sport coaching practice.
- Develop the ability to communicate, facilitate, solve complex problems and make effective decisions.
- Study on a course with a close working partnership between British Judo and Sports Coach UK.
If you are an experienced coach working with children or adults and want to develop your expertise, or a performance coach working with talent, this course enables you to further develop and apply your knowledge, skills and competencies in your sport coaching environment.
How you learn
The course is led by Michelle Vernon-Way, an expert in sport coaching with over 20 years' industry experience of bespoke development for national governing body coaches. Our sports research is ranked fourth in the UK and we provide market-leading commercial services to a wide range of organisations and athletes.
Course leaders and tutors
The Academy of Sport and Physical Activity brings together our sport courses and our world-renowned research centres to offer excellence in sport industry education, research and consultancy services. Our mission is to make a national and international contribution to the advancement of sport and physical activity. We have an enviable reputation of delivering a growing programme of sport-related courses, as well as providing, through our dedicated research centres, research and consultancy services to partners.
This course prepares you for a career as a
- high performance coach
- national coach
- national governing body performance director
- national governing body director of coaching or coach education
- coach mentor
- academic teacher or researcher in the UK or internationally
Some students go on to further study for example professional doctorate or a PhD.
Graduates from this course are current national and Olympic coaches or performing coaches working in a variety of coaching contexts.
Student success story
Six Hallam students recently had a once in a lifetime opportunity to teach football in Tanzania. We asked them to film their trip.
Sheffield Hallam University is accredited by the British Judo Association to deliver the taught element of their UKCC Level 4.
Where will I study?
You study at Collegiate Campus
Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.Collegiate Campus map
Collegiate Library can be found just off Ecclesall Road. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
This course has been designed for coaches who have experience of sport coaching and can demonstrate a desire to further develop as a critically-reflective, autonomous practitioner. The course is selective and welcomes applications from coaches who are graduates with a 2.1 or above.
If you don't have a degree, we will consider you if you can evidence a minimum of five years' experience of working in a performance coaching environment. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more
A NGB approved level three coaching qualification or international equivalent coaching qualification.
Where candidates lack experience, evidence of continual professional development in coaching or equivalent levels of study in coaching will be sought for example, UK Sport, Sports Coach UK performance workshops.
You need to attend an interview to determine your suitability to study at masters level.
Non-native English speakers need to be proficient in English, typically shown by an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which enables you to achieve an equivalent English score.
Additional information for EU/International students
This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.
The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for the academic year 2018/19. Any elective modules shown below are examples of modules you may be able to choose from.
|Module: Applied Performance Analysis And Skill Acquisition||Credits: 15||
|Module: Applied Physiology Nutrition And Conditioning 1||Credits: 15||
|Module: Developing Professional Practice||Credits: 15||
|Module: Psychology Of Performance Coaching||Credits: 15||
|Module: Advanced Professional Practice||Credits: 15||
|Module: Advanced Psychology Of Performance Coaching||Credits: 15||
|Module: Applied Biomechanics||Credits: 15||
|Module: Applied Physiology Nutrition And Conditioning 2||Credits: 15||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £4,800 for the course. For part time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied (£600 for 15 credits or £1,200 for 30 credits).
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £10,906 available for UK and EU students on most masters courses.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Sport and physical activity courses (PDF)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.
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