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A Master's degree enabling you to develop and apply cutting-edge, evidence-based knowledge and skills in football (soccer) coaching and performance to advance your career.
- This course is taught as an online distance learning programme
- The course is informed by our industry partners, including coaches and coach educators from The English FA and European professional clubs
- You will be taught by academic staff involved in world-leading and applied research, consultancy, and high-level football coaching activities
Why study Performance Football Coaching (Distance Learning)?
This innovative online distance learning programme allows football coaching professionals worldwide to develop a critical understanding of issues relating to coaching and performance in football (soccer), and advance their professional practice whilst working.
The course content and design are informed by our partners in the football industry, including coaches and coach educators from The English FA and European professional clubs.
Taught by nationally and internationally renowned coaches and football scientists, the applied nature of the programme means that you are continually asked to reflect on course content in your professional practice.
Why St Mary's?
St Mary's is the first institution in the UK and internationally to offer a distance learning football coaching course of its kind, allowing you to study when and where it suits you. This flexible format means you can advance your knowledge, expertise and professional skills in parallel.
We are a leading provider of postgraduate taught sport science programmes and are widely recognised as one of the UK’s premier sports institutions.
The University has a wide knowledge-base in football; we are an FA Women's High-Performance Football Centre, playing a pivotal role in the positive future of the game in the UK. We also offer foundation and BSc degree programmes in Football Coaching and Development (in partnership with Chelsea FC Foundation) and have several PhD’s funded by London’s top professional clubs regarding the science of football.
Our staff is comprised of highly regarded coaching professionals and academics involved in world-leading and applied research, consultancy, and high-level football coaching activities; all of which are directly relevant to - and inform - the modules delivered on the programme.
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Course Lead - Professional Development in Sports Coaching