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Distance with attendance | Preston Campus | 1 year | JUN-23

Study mode

Distance with attendance


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Professional Masters

Subject areas

Sports Coaching Coaching (Teaching / Training)

Course type


Course Summary

Our Master of Professional Studies (MProf) in Elite Performance provides an opportunity for those working in performance related roles to complete a programme of study focused on career-based needs and aspirations.

This is an exciting and original initiative, capable of providing a high level, vocationally focused award to a broad range of professionals working in high performance domains. Applications are especially welcome from those working in sports coaching, sports science, strength and conditioning, psychologists, analysis, medical practitioners, the military, police, and fire and rescue.

Study is designed specifically around your professional work, with the aim of enhancing professional practice or progression in your chosen performance environment. At the outset of this course you’ll formulate a detailed personal development plan (PDP) which will outline what you want to achieve on this course and how you’ll be able to apply what you learn to your professional environment and the world of elite performance.

Why study with us

  • An innovative, flexible and original course, designed specifically for working professionals, which has a strong national and international reputation.
  • A course taught by staff with extensive professional and research experience.
  • Supports student progress and practice by challenging perceptions and beliefs, answering questions, solving problems and driving innovations that will shape future professional practice.

Learning and assessment

The majority of student learning is achieved through guided reading, with subsequent supported synthesis and discussion through formal (with your supervisor) and informal (with peers) methods.

Assessments vary, are agreed with your supervisor and can be via professional and academic reports, case studies, a personal development plan, a learning diary, presentation and a final piece of research.


Reflecting the Doctoral status of the award, students will demonstrate the ability to create and interpret knowledge which extends the forefront of their discipline/performance domain. In many cases, this knowledge will also make a demonstrable contribution to one or more academic disciplines.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To be confirmed

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)


Entry requirements

2:2 Hons Degree in a relevant subject area or equivalent.

University information

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is an international, multi-campus university leading the way in contemporary postgraduate learning. A modern institution with nearly two centuries of educational heritage, UCLan was established in 1992 but can trace its roots all the way back to 1828. There are currently around 200 postgraduate courses on offer, designed to equip students with industry-ready skills and prepare them to excel in the...more

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