Performance Football Coaching (Distance Learning) MSc, PGDip, PGCert

Course Introduction

A Master's degree enabling you to develop and apply cutting-edge, evidence-based knowledge and skills in football (soccer) coaching and performance to advance your career.

Why study Performance Football Coaching (Distance Learning)?

This innovative online distance learning programme allows football coaching professionals worldwide to develop a critical understanding of issues relating to coaching and performance in football (soccer), and advance their professional practice whilst working.

The course content and design are informed by our partners in the football industry, including coaches and coach educators from The English FA and European professional clubs.

Taught by nationally and internationally renowned coaches and football scientists, the applied nature of the programme means that you are continually asked to reflect on course content in your professional practice.

Why St Mary's?

St Mary's is the first institution in the UK and internationally to offer a distance learning football coaching course of its kind, allowing you to study when and where it suits you. This flexible format means you can advance your knowledge, expertise and professional skills in parallel. Students will also achieve exit awards PgDip and PgCert.

We are a leading provider of postgraduate taught sport science programmes and are widely recognised as one of the UK?s premier sports institutions.

Teaching and assessment methods

The programme is delivered in a full-time (1 year) and part-time (2-3 years) distance learning format through our bespoke online learning platform. Each module has a number of activities to complete, with each activity encompassing a set of learning ?tasks?.

The programme utilises a variety of teaching and assessments methods to enable you to learn from practical and theoretical perspectives. These include:

* pre-recorded lectures

* coach/player video analyses and feedback

* discussion forums

* quizzes.

Career opportunities

Football coaching is a well-established profession with clear employment routes. In today?s football marketplace, employers look for up-to-date knowledge and skills.

We equip emerging and practising football professionals with the knowledge- and skill-set for a variety of jobs in the elite performance and youth development environments, such as:

* head coach

* youth academy coach

* specialist technical coach

* performance analyst

* development coordinator

* coach educator

* researcher/scientist

Considerable resources continue to be employed to the sport globally with a growing body of football professionals in many countries and regions worldwide.

Start Date

2020-SEP-14: This course is delivered via Full time - Distance learning.. 2020-SEP-14: This course is delivered via part time -Distance learning. Duration for this course is between 2 to 3 years..

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Distance Learning
MSc £8,660 Home Fees
1 year
Distance Learning
MSc £8,660 European Fees
1 year
Distance Learning
MSc £13,650 Overseas Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students must hold a minimum 2.2 degree or international equivalent, preferably in a sports-related subject.
  • International entry requirements: Students must hold a minimum 2.2 degree or international equivalent, preferably in a sports-related subject. Students whose first Language is not English, they need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any section (or equivalent).