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BSc (Hons)

Sports Coaching & Performance

3 years
September 2024
Foundation entry

Discover the coaching tools and techniques you’ll need to bring out the best in people. This course focuses on improving performance at all levels, from amateur to elite.

Why study with us

  • You’ll explore coaching in a range of settings. This includes community, grassroots, elite, international and disability sport.
  • You’ll develop transferable vocational skills as you progress through the programme.
  • There’s also the option to specialise in specific areas that interest you. From match analysis, strength and conditioning to sports psychology and sport and international development.
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Sports Coaching and Leadership at UCLan

A day in the life of a Sport Coaching and Leadership student

What you'll do

  • You’ll have the chance to study a range of optional modules, in areas like the performance environment, talent pathways and performance analysis.
  • As well as voluntary and paid placements, we offer the chance for you to spend time on exchange trips around the world for up to a year.
  • A number of graduates continue to study with us through our MSc Sports Coaching master’s degree, continuing to enhance their knowledge whilst in their full-time job.


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
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Craig is responsible for the academic management and development of the MSc Sports Coaching. His teaching and practitioner focus is in applied sports coaching and coaching science. This includes performance analysis, performance assessment, applied coaching practice and physical …

Matt Crowther
Pathway Leader - BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Performance
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

As a blended professional, Matt has combined his work as a Lecturer in Sports Coaching whilst continuing to coach Cricket within performance and development contexts. In his role, Matt teaches on a number of modules across the degree, including key coaching and performance module…

Future careers

Our BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Performance degree course can put you on the road to professional practice – with the skills, experience and know-how to pursue a future in performance 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

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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What our graduates say

The sports facilities, such as the UCLan Sports Arena, were eye catching for someone viewing the campus. I knew instantly I wanted to complete my degree at UCLan.”
Cameron Westmorland
Academy Analyst, Carlisle United F.C.
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Are you serious about sport?

Find out about our elite sport, leagues and our support for talented athletes

Unleash your potential

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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