The MSci Sport Coaching Science integrated degree aims to develop your understanding of the dynamic and complex interactions which exist within the coaching environment. You’ll investigate the science behind performance for athletes and coaches, while developing vital coaching skills – positioning you at the forefront of the industry and as a foundation for future employment.
This programme explores key pathways in pedagogy, leadership and coaching sciences such as physiology, biomechanics, psychology, ethics, and performance analysis – offering opportunities to explore theoretical and practical issues throughout. The course provides you with an insightful awareness of how theory from a range of areas can both inform and be informed by practice, in order to develop your critical and innovative problem-solving abilities.
A 4-year undergraduate degree leading to a Masters qualification – you’ll study for 3 years alongside BSc (Hons) degree students before seamlessly progressing to Master’s level. Here you’ll gain the knowledge and skills for a more advanced career, with dedicated consultancy placements in elite contexts building the foundations for success.
You’ll learn from lectures, seminars, theoretically-grounded practical work, guided independent reading and online activities, individual tutorial support and independent practical research. In your final Master’s year, you’ll develop subject-specific skills of practical research through lectures, seminars and practical work across all levels. In particular the interdisciplinary nature of excelling in sport performance comes to the fore through your Master’s level dissertation and final-year investigation, where you’ll work largely independently while receiving tutorial support.