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.

2021/22 update: Blended learning approach for USW courses.

[Update excludes online-only courses].

The wellbeing and health and safety of our students and staff is paramount to us. We are committed to delivering all of our courses and services as safely as possible. Due to the pandemic, the methods and activities adopted for the coming year may differ from those previously published and may be subject to further change through the course of your study if such change is necessary due to public health concerns, health and safety guidance or in response to Government Guidelines. USW is committed to providing you with a fantastic student experience and a wealth of support, and you can hear how students have benefitted from this approach here: Learn more about blended learning.

Study Mode
2021
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Part-time 3 Years September Newport City C
Study Mode
2022
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.

This year will take an in-depth look at the underpinnings of coaching and mentoring. Areas to be examined will include coaching supervision, coaching cultures and underpinning psychological factors impacting development and performance.

Modules for year 2
- Theories and Concepts in Coaching
- Psychological Perspectives of the Self
- Strategic Coaching Management and Supervision

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

Teaching

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.

Assessment

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.

Placements

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.

Facilities

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.

Lecturers

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

 

A minimum 2:2 Honours degree in a relevant subject such as, Business Studies, Human Resource Management, Psychology, Humanities, Counselling, Youth Work or Social Work.

Other degree subjects may be considered on an individual basis.

 

Advanced entry may be possible for applicants who have relevant work experience and a ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring & coaching experience or the ILM Level 7 Diploma in Executive Coaching and Mentoring & coaching experience. 

 

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 2021 - July 2022 Fees


  • Part-time UK:  £1000 per 20 credits

August 2022 - July 2023 Fees


  • Part-time UK: 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. This will be an informal format with the Course Leader.

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

Interviews either by telephone or in City Campus.

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

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.

Possible career options include: 

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