MSc Executive Coaching and Development

This part time MSc Executive Coaching and Development has been created for those who wish to commence their careers in professional coaching and mentoring. Equally it has been developed to provide an opportunity for established coaches and Human Resource / Organisational Development professionals to enhance their knowledge and practice.

The ethos of this course is to provide the knowledge and skills you need in a flexible approach. Via the study of core contemporary and seminal research you will examine theories of coaching and mentoring, underpinning psychological approaches along with coaching cultures and behavioural insights.

This course provides a clear path to start or develop your career in Executive Coaching and Mentoring. Organisation are increasingly regarding coaching as a key element of leadership and management development.

Study Mode
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Part-time 3 Years September Newport City C

Year 1

Mirroring the ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring. This core year provides the basis for coaching practice and allows for integration into the world of academic practise. Whilst obtaining the knowledge for Executive Coaching and Mentoring, practical skills will be developed.

Modules for year 1 

  • Managing Professional Development and Postgraduate Studies
  • Coaching Theory & Professional Development
  • Undertaking Coaching for Senior/Strategic Management

If you hold a ILM Level 7 Certificate and coaching experience already you can fast track onto year 2.

On completion of these modules you can leave with the PG Certificate in Executive Coaching and Development or you can progress onto year 2. You will also be able to obtain the ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring.


Year 2

This flexible year provides the opportunity to choose a practical work based approach or a taught route. The practical route will involve obtaining the ILM Diploma in Executive Coaching and require 60 hours of coaching practice. The taught route will examine coaching supervision, coaching cultures and underpinning psychological factors impacting development and performance. The taught route will also link to opportunities for psychometric skill development.

Modules for year 2

  • Theories and Concepts in Coaching

Then either

  • Strategic Coaching Management and Supervision
  • Psychological Perspectives of the Self


  • Critical Reflection of Coaching Practice

If you hold a ILM Level 7 Diploma and coaching experience already you can fast track the MSc by just completing 2 (outlined below) modules and the research report.

  • Theories and Concepts in Coaching
  • Research Methods in Business Coaching 

On completion of these modules you can leave with the PG Diploma in Executive Coaching and Development or you can progress onto year 3.


Year 3

This will enable you to complete a research study within the field of coaching and mentoring. 

Modules for year 3

  • Research Methods
  • Coaching Research Report

On completion of these modules you can leave with the MSc Executive Coaching & Development

The course will be delivered via block part time delivery. Each year the first modules will take place 2 days a month (September & October) The subsequent modules will take place one day per month.

Each module will have 4 days of taught input.

Guest lectures will be a key feature of this programme.

This course is closely linked to the Wales Coaching Centre and this affords great opportunities to engage with the Coaching network.


You will be assessed via a range of methods including portfolios, essays, presentations and reflective accounts.

The assessment is through 100% coursework. Skill development inputs will take place throughout the course to prepare you for the assessment. This will mean you are ready to maximise your learning and development.


A plethora of support is available to students.

Staff operate an open door policy and meetings can be arranged to discuss progress or any difficulties 

The Course Leader is on hand to resolve any concerns and support through difficult times.

Wales Coaching Centre runs co-coaching events whereby students can attend and gain support from practising coaches.


Connection to the Wales Coaching Centre provides networking opportunities

Placements are not a feature of the programme, however, coaching clients will need to be obtained. This can be supported through CSO should difficulties arise.


Comprehensive learning resources through the LRC and digital journals and books. 

Links to the Wales Coaching Centre – rich resource of coaching networks, co-coaching forums and annual conference.


Sian Jenkins – Course Leader

David Tee – Module Leader

Joanna Jones – Module Leader

Dr Jackie Harris – Module Leader

Mary Hedderman - Lecturer

Kantz Miraz – Module Leader

Mary Hughes – Lecturer

Arthur Turner - Lecturer

Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.

August 2020 - July 2021 Fees

  • Part-time UK and EU: TBC

Additional Costs

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.

The course will require an interview which will be in an informal format with the Course Leader and will be conducted either by telephone or at our Newport City Campus.

The interview will review coaching experience and qualifications and will ensure correct placement on each year of the course.

Interview outcomes will be shared shortly after the interview date.

Additional Costs

  • ILM membership costs
  • ILM Accreditation Costs
  • Course books – although the library will stock core texts
  • No DBS required

This exciting course will be especially beneficial for :-

  • Established coaches
  • HR Professionals
  • Organisational Development professionals
  • Learning & Development professionals
  • Psychologists
  • Counsellors

And some possible career options include :-

  • Human Resources and Organisational Development
  • Learning & Development roles
  • Coaching – senior executive coaching