Sport Coaching

University of the West of Scotland


Lanarkshire Campus


The MSc in Sport Coaching aims to advance your coaching skills through the application of science to sport in your coaching context. It draws on a range of disciplines including sport psychology, sport conditioning, and performance analysis. Whether you coach children, elite youth performers or talented masters athletes, the course is designed to provide support in the application of scientific principles to challenge and enhance your coaching practice.

You will be supported by experts with extensive experience in sports practice and research. This support will be tailored to your coaching needs and the environment you coach within. For example, coaches with an interest in developing psychological skills with their athletes may focus on the development of a sport psychology intervention or educational workshop to meet their athlete’s needs. You will have the opportunity to specialise (e.g. strength and conditioning, performance analysis, sport psychology) within the two Supervised Experience modules and work with a highly experienced, research-active supervisor to develop bespoke interventions for your coaching context.

You can exit with PgDip Sport Coaching after 120 Credits.

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 Honours degree in a sport-related subject such as Sport Science, Sport Management, Sport Coaching or Development or a related discipline such as Psychology. Interview.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


School of Health and Life Sciences



SCQF Level