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Sport Coaching (Honours), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Plymouth, United Kingdom
The Sports Coaching (Honours) degree offered by Plymouth Marjon University prepares you to work, not only as a coach, but also in a range of roles related to coaching, teaching, and instructing in sporting contexts.
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Course Overview

Your learning will also be supported by lecturing staff holding the highest industry level coaching awards including a UEFA A license in football, and staff tutors in hockey and volleyball, and who are currently coaching in a range of organisations.

On graduating, you will be equipped to progress into a wide range of sport-related careers, including coaching, physical education teaching, sport development and sport science support. The Sports Coaching (Honours) programme offered by Plymouth Marjon University embraces the synthesis between coaching and teaching, and celebrates the links. Students enjoy a well-rounded, dual-focused sports degree that equips them with endless practical skills which will pave the way to a successful career, whichever route they choose.

What might you become?

Graduates of our sporst coaching degree currently work as coaches in professional sport, sport development coordinators, PE and primary school teachers, further education lecturers, and armed forces personnel. There are also postgraduate study options including PGCE, Masters or research and our graduates can currently be found working in schools, as coaches in sports clubs and at National Governing Bodies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Three years full-time with direct entry into 2nd and 3rd years possible

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Coaching and teaching: Process & Practice
  • Engaging with learning: Personal and professional development
  • Introducing analysis in sport coaching
  • International studies in sport and physical education
  • Sports Science: Principles of growth and development
  • Organisation in sport and education

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • Applicants must have three A-levels at grades CCC or above, 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.
  • Provide a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service), formerly CRB, Enhanced Disclosure, related to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Joint Circular ‘Protection of Children’.
  • Meet the Secretary of State’s requirements for physical and mental fitness to teach as detailed in ‘Fit to Teach’ by completing an on-line medical questionnaire.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Plymouth

  • 731 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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