Sports Performance Coaching

University of Stirling


Stirling Campus


The first course of its kind in Scotland, this innovative online Masters gives experienced coaches the chance to improve their coaching skills through cutting-edge best practice and research. Our teaching is aligned with the UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC) Level 4 certification process and is endorsed by UK Coaching.

You’ll develop your critical analysis skills, improve your problem-solving abilities and learn innovative solutions to coaching problems. You’ll also learn modern best practice in coaching from case studies, peers and leading coaches. By the time you graduate, these skills will combine to ensure you can critically reflect on decisions, develop smart strategies and – most importantly – boost performance.

You can exit after 9 months with PgCert Performance Coaching.

You can exit after 18 months with PgDip Performance Coaching.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have five years' appropriate work experience in coaching.

Evidence of successful completion of sport-specific coaching qualifications is expected.

Start Date

February, September


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

24 months


Health Sciences and Sport

SCQF Level