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MA Coaching

We are redeveloping our MA to make it more flexible and accessible and plan to introduce a new structure to our coaching qualifications. To do these we have decided not to recruit an MA cohort for October 2017 start. If you would like to be notified about new developments when applications open, please join our mailing list.

MA Coaching (2016)

This video was filmed in June 2015.


Starts Start date tbc- 2 years part-time
Day and time

Workshops will take place on Fridays

Fee �8,550 for UK and EU students (�4,275 a year)
�19,260 for international students
This course is eligible for students to apply for a Postgraduate Loan, for details visit the university's student funding pages.
Programme code TCES-L581
Venue Main Campus, University of Warwick/ Distance Learning
Entry requirements Participants must have at the outset an appropriate level of coaching skills and experience to enable them to engage in supportive and challenging conversations with other participants. This may be evidenced by completion of the Level 5 undergraduate Diploma in Coaching offered by the Centre for Lifelong Learning or an equivalent qualification from elsewhere. Candidates with considerable experience of coaching who do not have such a qualification will be interviewed to assess their suitability for the programme. In addition, the University's standard entrance requirement is an undergraduate degree graded at 2:2 in any discipline, though candidates with considerable coaching experience will be considered. All applicants must be able to produce written work of a good standard.
Length 2 years part-time
Contact Please use our Contact page to send us an enquiry

Features of the course

  • Your internationally recognised course director and facilitators will supervise your development throughout the course

  • Time to focus and reflect on your own priorities within your working practice

  • Opportunity to grow your skills through your research specialism

  • Designed specifically for internal and independent coaches

  • Offered via blended learning to fit around your work and other commitments

  • Work in action learning sets, where your ideas and working practice will be supported and challenged by your peers

Areas of study

You will study one module per term, with a theme to each module, and you will explore your individual interests within that theme. You will then provide a reflection of your practice and of the relevant literature in a 5,000 word essay at the end of the term. In addition, you will write a final 15,000 word dissertation on your specialist area of research, after completing the research project module.

The modules (2015-16 and 2016-17) to be taken are:

1. The Practice of Coaching (20 credits)

2. Approaches to Coaching (20 credits)

3. Ethical and Organisational Issues in Coaching (20 credits)

4. Research Project (20 credits)

5. Applications of Coaching (20 credits)

6. Use of the Self in Creating Effective Coaching Relationships (20 credits)

7. Dissertation (60 credits)

You will also be required to complete 72 hours of coaching practice during the MA, with actual or practice clients, and to collect structured feedback from those clients. You will receive one-to-one supervision of your coaching practice from one of the course team through a 90 minute supervision session every three months during the course.

Course Team

Gill Frigerio The Course Director is Gill Frigerio. Gill also is Co-Director of Career Development and Coaching Studies and teaches on a number of professional development programmes relating to career development, employabilty, work experience and career coaching.

katherine long

The course will be facilitated by Katherine Long. Katherine Long is an experienced coach, mentor and supervisor, and is particularly effective in contexts where individuals and teams are journeying through emergent change and transformation, where her ability to partner with clients in the midst of ambiguity really shines. Katherine is author of the Diamond Model, an integrative model of the coach (Bachkirova etc al, 2011), and is a regular speaker and writer within the coaching profession.
 Ian Day Ian Day will act as a supervisor on the course. Ian tutors on our Diploma in Coaching course, runs his own coaching business and has co-authored a book, 'Challenging Coaching'.
Bob Thomson Bob Thomson will act as a supervisor on the course. Bob is a Professor of Practice at Warwick Business School. He is a Member of the Association for Coaching, and has written a number of books on coaching.



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