The MA in Coach Education and Sports Development is for students who want to develop a critical understanding of the relationships between sport, coaching, physical activity and the social context. It is designed to meet the needs of those wishing to enhance their career prospects in Coach Education and Sports Development, providing participants with an in-depth, social-science based, understanding of sport, culture, and, coaching. Units are available in various modes of study, including attendance at the University and at local and overseas study centres, distance learning, and directed tutorial mode.
Qualifications and durations
* MA (FT 1 year; PT 2-5 years)
* Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PDE) 2-5 years
* Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies (PGCES) 2-5 years
* MA, PDE and PGCES in Coach Education and Sports Development
Students wishing to gain this award will have to follow a pathway comprising of five twelve credit units, which will include the unit Research Methods in Education.
All the units, which are worth 12 credits, are assessed by a 5000 word assignment. The degree is concluded with a 15000 word dissertation.
During Semester 1 students must take:
* Research Methods in Education
* Education and Society
* Sport and Coaching in Context
During Semester 2 students must take:
* Coaching Pedagogy and Practice
* Advances in Psychology for Sport, Coaching and Physical Activity
* Dissertation grounded in the field of Coach Education and Sports Development
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.