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MSc Advanced Performance Football Coaching

University of South Wales

Designed with external partners, including the Football Association of Wales Trust and Swansea City Football Club, the Masters in Advanced Performance Football Coaching provides the optimal combination of professional and evidenced-based academic training for coaches, heads of coaching, performance analysts, fitness coaches and all those associated with performance player pathways.

Delivered by experts in the field, including Premier League and International level coaches and support staff, the course offers access to rarely-shared knowledge, and will enhance your employability and professional development.

The first masters course of its kind in Wales, it complements our extensive undergraduate football courses, and is delivered through a combination of face-to-face teaching (during residential visits) and guided online learning to offer flexibility of study for international students and industry professionals.

There are three exit points, which means you can study for the Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or the full MSc.

Assessment

This football coaching course is based around ‘reality-based’ assessments, i.e. assessments that are linked to the skills and demands of the football industry. This ethos not only ensures an applied approach to assessment but further refines the student skill-set.

Students will be assessed via essays, but also via oral presentation; video analysis; reflective portfolios; practical coaching sessions; opposition analysis reports and player profiling to name a few.

Careers

This football coaching masters provides advanced coaching skills and knowledge which prepares students to excel in the following roles:

  • Academy coaches
  • Senior coaches
  • Head of coaching
  • Head of player development
  • Coach educators
  • Academy managers
  • Analysts and recruiters
  • Technical directors

Students may also progress to a sport PhD or research degree.

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Requirements

Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
2 years

Duration

Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time