You’ll consider the role of football within the wider sports industry, applying your learning to real-life situations through football development projects, coaching, and performance analysis.
You will run football development programmes, organise events, and develop a critical understanding of how the football industry works. You will gain skills and experiences to improve your communication, leadership, and teamwork, alongside developing research and evaluation skills. You will have the chance to gain an array of industry-recognised football coaching qualifications. The University is able to fund coach education awards from FA Level, 1 Level 2, and UEFA B. Awards will be matched to your level of experience and expertise. The UEFA B licence is for experienced coaches and subject to a successful application with Devon FA. The UEFA B licence is a minimum qualification to coach at a professional football club academy. Coaching awards will boost your employability and give you a richer variety of experiences.
You will consider and debate many football-related topics including issues affecting coaches, general administration, development and governance of football as a whole. You will also be introduced to the application of sport science principles, performance analysis, and football event management and their role in the successful development of football programmes and initiatives.
The Football Development and Coaching (Hons) programme of the Plymouth Marjon University is part of a pilot scheme with the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) which ensures it meets professional standards required by employers in the sport and physical activity sector.
What might you become?
Graduates have the opportunity to work in professional football clubs, commercial coaching providers, the charitable sector or in the public sector for local authorities, within schools, school sport partnerships or county sport partnerships. A number of our graduates now work for the FA and Plymouth Argyle Community Trust in a variety of football development, social inclusion (disability football, women and girls football), football coaching, and educational roles. Some students have gone on to take postgraduate teaching qualifications to become primary or secondary teachers. Given the global nature of the football industry the world really is your oyster!
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- Football in the Community
- Sport Coaching and the Coaching Process
- Analysis in Sport Coaching
- Sport Development
- Management of Sport
- Engaging with Learning: Football Development & Coaching
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesCoaching Sports Sciences View 101 other Masters in Coaching in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Three A-levels at grades CCC or above.
- Or BTEC triple grades MMM or above.
- Or Access 23-45 D/M with min 6D.
- And GCSE English Language at grade 4 or grade C or above.
- Applicants with other qualifications and/or experience will be considered on an individual basis.
- International students will be expected to meet the English language requirements of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
International12000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 12000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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