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Sports Coaching, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Develop your expertise in sports coaching as well as sports science areas that support effective coaching such as performance analysis, biomechanics and psychology. Learn from lecturers who are sports coaches, working with partners such as GB Rowing, British Equestrian, GB Paralympic squads, and the England and Wales Cricket Board.


You’ll develop advanced coaching skills across a range of sporting areas, with the ability to pursue one sporting area or coach across multi-sports in professional performance or community contexts. If you want to graduate as a qualified coach, you can complete National Governing Body UK Coaching Certificates (levels 1, 2 and 3) alongside your studies.

Alongside work placements with organisations such as Cheltenham Town Football Club, Gloucester Rugby and NGB British Rowing, you’ll have opportunities to work with university sports teams and professional partners. These include the All Golds rugby league team, the Rugby Sevens BUCs champions, the competitive women’s futsal team, England Netball and England Hockey.

You'll learn in the sports facilities at our Oxstalls campus with sports coaching students from all years. On-campus camaraderie is strong. Facilities include a modern sports hall, all-weather pitch, astro-turf, mirrored sports studio, gym, physiology, bio-mechanics and bio-assessment labs, motion performance equipment, strength and conditioning and therapy suites and an environmental chamber.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Introduction to Coaching Contexts and Cultures 
  • Placement and Employability 
  • Science for Sports Coaching and Physical Education 
  • Professional Practice in Coaching 
  • Performance Coaching 1 (creative approaches) 
  • Study Skills and Principles of Research 

          English Language Requirements

          You only need to take one of these language tests:

          • Minimum required score:


            The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

          • Minimum required score:


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          • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


            C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

            Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

          Academic Requirements

          • 128 tariff points
          • ABB at A levels, DDM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
          • Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. 

          Technological Requirements

          Subject to satisfactory DBS disclosure.

          Tuition Fee

          • International Applies to you

            13840 GBP/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 13840 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
          • EU/EEA Applies to you

            9250 GBP/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

          Living costs for Gloucester

          • 824 - 1570 GBP/month
            Living Costs

          The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


          • No upfront tuition fees. You won’t have to pay any fees while you are studying; you can apply for a student tuition fee loan to cover the fees. This will be paid directly to the university.
          • You can also apply for a student maintenance loan to help towards your living costs up to £8,200 if you live away from home to study and up to £6,904 if you stay at home.
          • Additional non-repayable grants may be available for students with dependents and for students with disabilities.
          • Living cost loans and grants will be paid to students in three equal instalments over the academic year – one at the beginning of each term.
          • You will only start to repay the loan after you have graduated and are in employment and earning over £21,000. You will repay 9% of your income above £21,000. For example if you earn £25,000 you would repay £30 a month. (i.e. 9% of £4,000/12 months).

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