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MA Coaching

Standard Duration: Part-time: 2 years

Min. entry requirements: 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in any subject

English Language: IELTS 6.5, Band A

This MA is aimed at experienced internal and independent coaches, and will develop your skills, knowledge and professional standing. The course takes an action-learning approach to explore issues in coaching practice.

Supervisors will work with you to deepen your research and practical skills, while peer-based learning enables you to share your own professional practice. The course structure gives you scope to focus on the coaching priorities and interests most relevant to your own working contexts. Modules cover ethical, organisational and personal perspectives, with separate research project and dissertation components. All our postgraduates benefit from a blended learning approach, which includes at least 72 hours of applied coaching with actual or practice clients.

You should have an appropriate level of coaching experience to engage in supportive and challenging conversations with other participants. Although our standard entrance requirement is a 2:ii undergraduate degree, you’ll still be considered if you can offer considerable coaching experience.

Application Fact File

Entry Requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in any subject

MA in Social Work

You are expected to possess a 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) although a high 2:ii undergraduate degree may be considered. Maths and English at GCSE grade C level is also required.

Postgraduate Award in Working Therapeutically with Children and Young People
2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. You must have professional experience in social work, youth work, teaching, counselling/psychotherapy or similar.

English Language requirements

Band A - IELTS 6.5

Postgraduate Award in Working Therapeutically with Children and Young People and MA in Social Work - Band B - IELTS 7.0


Applications should be made online at

MA in Social Work: All applications are made via UCAS.

Tuition Fees
(2016/17 rates.)

MA Coaching
Home/EU: Full-time: £8,140, Part-time: £4,070

Overseas: Full-time: £18,340, Part-time £9,170

MA Career Development and Coaching Studies (CDCS) and
MA Careers Education, Information & Guidance in Higher Education (CEIGHE) 

Home/EU: Full-time: £8,055, Part-time: £895 (per 20 CAT module)

Overseas: Full-time: £18,180, Part-time £2,020 (per 20 CAT module)

MA Social Work (MASW)
Home/EU: Full-time £7,780, Part-time £3,890

Overseas - Band 1: Full-time £17,500, Part-time £8,750

Overseas - Band 2: Full-time £22,340
Part-time £11,170

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (FE and Skills sector)



Details of funding opportunities are available via the Graduate School.