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Year of Entry 2020/21

Advanced Sport Coaching Practice

Study at the cutting edge of sports coaching and enhance your ability to apply advanced sport coaching principles and techniques to further develop coaching practice.

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What is the fee? Home/EU: £4,950 for the course
How long will I study? 2 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
When do I start? September 2020

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Course summary

  • 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

Michelle Vernon-Way
Michelle Vernon-Way
Course Leader in MSc/PGD Advanced Sport Coaching Practice

Michelle is a Senior Lecturer/Course Leader leading the delivery of an MSC in Advanced Sport Coaching Practice, managing a team of over 25 specialists in coach educa … Read more

Applied learning

Networking opportunities

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.

Future careers

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

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Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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Entry requirements

All students

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.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Performance Analysis And Skill Acquisition Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Applied Physiology Nutrition And Conditioning 1 Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Developing Professional Practice Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Psychology Of Performance Coaching Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Professional Practice Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Advanced Psychology Of Performance Coaching Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Applied Biomechanics Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Applied Physiology Nutrition And Conditioning 2 Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £4,950 for the course. For part time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied (£620 for 15 credits or £1,240 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.

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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.

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