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The rugby specialist pathway has been designed to allow different rugby professionals worldwide to develop a critical understanding of issues relating to their professional development and performance to advance their professional practice whilst working or playing.
- Flexible learning allows you to study at your own pace around your professional role
- Access to industry partners through course collaborations, including the RPA and coaches from professional football clubs
- The first rugby specific MSc programme delivered in the UK by leading professional coaches
Why study Professional Development: Rugby Performance?
The course content and design are informed by our partners within Rugby, including coaches, coach educators from professional clubs and national governing bodies.
Taught by nationally and internationally renowned coaches and coach developers and specialist staff 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 a renowned institution to offer a blended learning course, allowing you to study when and where it suits you. This course allows you to specialise in your given field, developing a bespoke expertise. This flexible format means you can advance your knowledge, expertise and professional skills in parallel through a specialised pathway in Rugby performance.
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 the professional development of sports professionals.
Our staff are comprised of highly regarded coaching professionals, coach developers and academics involved in world-leading and applied research, consultancy, and high-level coaching activities; all of which are directly relevant to - and inform - the modules delivered on the programme.
Other specialised pathways in this programme include Performance Analysis and Sports Coaching.
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Course Lead - MSc Professional Development