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BA (Hons)

Sports Coaching & Development

3 years
September 2024
Foundation year available

Sport is a powerful tool. This course is your chance to harness it. With the coaching skills and knowledge of development, you’ll be in prime position to enable people to achieve their goals through sport.

Why study with us

  • You’ll develop your coaching and leadership skills under the expert guidance of lecturers who are highly qualified coaches and practitioners in a range of sporting disciplines.
  • Most lecturers are active researchers, so you’ll benefit from their passion and cutting-edge expertise.
  • Graduates from our programmes have gone on to a wide range of successful careers. Our alumni have been employed by some of the biggest names in professional sport, in the UK and abroad.

What you'll do

  • Examine sports from socio-cultural and historical perspectives, along with the study of physical education, health and fitness.
  • You’ll also have the chance to study optional modules in sports management, coaching and development, and learn about major sporting issues and physical education in the UK and beyond.
  • The Sports Coaching and Development degree incorporates completing a range of recognised coaching qualifications as part of your degree.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Academic expertise

Dr Craig Wright
Senior Lecturer
Matt Crowther
Pathway Leader - BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Performance
Craig Lawlor
Lecturer in Sports Coaching and Performance Analysis

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Future careers

With a practical focus on professional skills, our BA (Hons) Sports Coaching and Development degree programme is designed to help you prepare for a career at the front line of sport, from personal training to football coaching

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year
Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,575 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£17,325 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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Graduate testimonial

The wealth of knowledge and experiences from tutors was a real factor in my decision making as I knew it would add value to my experience if I maximised the opportunity to learn from their experiences.”
James McGown
Lead Foundation Phase Coach (U7-U11), Preston North End F.C.
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This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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