• University of Edinburgh

MSc Performance Coaching

Elevate your coaching skills and unlock diverse career paths with this MSc from The University of Edinburgh. Learn flexibly online to gain expertise in workplace coaching and coach development.

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  • Level

    Masters Degree
  • Duration

    3-6 Years Part-time
  • Language

  • Total Tuition Fee


MSc Performance Coaching

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • 3-6 Years Part-time

  • Total tuition fee


    Gain in-demand coaching skills to lead teams successfully

    Are you looking to inspire and lead others? This online part-time master’s is tailored for practising coaches, coach developers, and professionals who want to gain an understanding of coaching in the workplace.

    Whether you have coaching experience in professional development, action and adventure sports, working with athletes, or another coaching setting, this master’s will help you develop your expertise.

    Advance in your coaching career with The University of Edinburgh

    This online MSc will help unlock career paths in a variety of areas, such as national and international sporting and coaching organisations, performance planning and management, coaching consultancy, and more.

    You can graduate with a full MSc or choose a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma instead.

    What skills will you learn?

    • Coaching
    • Coaching in the workplace
    • Performance coaching
    • Coaching consultancy

    To be eligible for this programme, you must be a currently active coach and either: • Hold relevant professional qualifications, or be operating at a level equivalent to, United Kingdom Coaching Certificate (UKCC) Level 3, and have evidence of at least five years' coaching experience. • If you want to check the suitability of your qualifications, please contact the Postgraduate Admissions Team before you apply.


    • Hold a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant subject, such as sport science or sports coaching, and have evidence of at least five years' coaching experience.

    All applications will need to include evidence of your ability to:

    • plan, deliver, and evaluate cycles of coaching work • manage and lead coaching teams to support a developmental programme

    English language requirements:

    • Regardless of your nationality or country of residence, you must demonstrate a level of English language competency at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.

    We accept the following English language qualifications at the grades specified: • IELTS Academic: total 7.0 with at least 6.5 in each component. • TOEFL-iBT (including Home Edition): total 100 with at least 23 in each component. We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements. • C1 Advanced (CAE) / C2 Proficiency (CPE): total 185 with at least 176 in each component. • Trinity ISE: ISE III with passes in all four components. • PTE Academic: total 70 with at least 62 in each component. • Your English language qualification must be no more than three and a half years old from the start date of the programme you are applying to study, unless you are using IELTS, TOEFL, Trinity ISE or PTE, in which case it must be no more than two years old.

    The programme will help you become a coach who is:

    • a professional, lifelong learner who is capable of designing career-long learning opportunities for yourself and others • a critical thinker, able to assess and evaluate the quality of knowledge, theories, and policy that informs your coaching practice • able to identify the challenges that inform coaching research • equipped with specialist research skills; able to analyse, critique, and evaluate coaching programmes, practices and processes • capable of designing impactful interventions that develop performance • a learner with transferable skills, able to conceive, construct, and implement socially responsible contributions to the coaching field

    MSc Performance Coaching

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • 3-6 Years Part-time

  • Total tuition fee


    If you’d like to know more, please answer a few questions and The University of Edinburgh will get in touch with you with more information.

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