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On this part-time MA in Coaching you will integrate your prior work and life experiences with the theoretical concepts underpinning coaching practice.

You will expand your knowledge and understanding of theories and then relate that understanding to the skills and approaches necessary to develop professionally as a coach. This will help you to research and inform your models and modes of coaching practice. To be an effective coach we believe it is important to attend to your personal and emotional development as a coach. With this in mind, we do not just to teach coaching skills or promote ‘one best model’ of coaching. We allow you to explore and expand your coaching repertoire, with structured reflective practice, tutor input, coaching practice as coach and coachee and coach-supervisor support. This enables you to apply your knowledge to a variety of working contexts.

On this part-time MA in Coaching you will integrate your prior work and life experiences with the theoretical concepts underpinning coaching practice.

You will expand your knowledge and understanding of theories and then relate that understanding to the skills and approaches necessary to develop professionally as a coach. This will help you to research and inform your models and modes of coaching practice. To be an effective coach we believe it is important to attend to your personal and emotional development as a coach. With this in mind, we do not just to teach coaching skills or promote ‘one best model’ of coaching. We allow you to explore and expand your coaching repertoire, with structured reflective practice, tutor input, coaching practice as coach and coachee and coach-supervisor support. This enables you to apply your knowledge to a variety of working contexts.

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
3 years part-time

Department
Newcastle Business School

Location
Law and NBS Building, City Campus East

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2019

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In this programme you will engage in significant coaching research. Using appropriate research methodologies and data collection methods, you will critically synthesise a body of knowledge relevant to coaching; you will focus on a particular area of coaching that has stimulated your interest during the taught programme.

 On successful completion of this module, you will be able to demonstrate the ability to conduct research and organise the findings into a comprehensive and explicit structure that is critically assessed and linked to the conclusions drawn. This is done by you investigating an organisational issue related to coaching or an individual practice issue and making recommendations for change and improvement. In addition, you will critically reflect on how your research contributes to enhanced organisational and personal practice. 

There will also be the opportunity to engage in coaching supervision, where a coaching supervisor will facilitate a discussion on your coaching practice, challenges and insights. This will support your learning and practice as a coach and your future professional development.

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The course is delivered by a team of experienced practising coaches, who are engaged in research into coaching and who have a passion for coaching as a developmental approach.

The course, in addition to being an academic qualification is a practical course; preparing you for professional coaching practice.

 

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Throughout the duration of your course you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities to support your learning experience.

You will primarily be based in our purpose-built Business School, which boasts exceptional facilities such as classrooms, social spaces, Harvard-style lecture theatres, and hub areas.

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Research-rich learning plays a major part in all of our teaching and this course offers the opportunity to study coaching to Masters level and engage in the latest coaching research. The teaching team are all engaged in coaching research.

Previous students have commended us on their learning experience and there is an opportunity to engage with our regional network of professional coaches.

Book an Open Day / Experience Coaching

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Coaching at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

This course will support your professional development as a coach; allowing you to explore and expand your coaching repertoire. With coach-supervisor support, the course provides a platform for you to apply your knowledge and practice of coaching to a variety of working contexts.

The course also provides opportunities to explore potential business development and to expand your range of potential coaching client groups.

Book an Open Day / Experience Coaching

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Coaching at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

This course will further enhance your knowledge and skills in coaching, providing you with an advanced qualification that will be highly regarded by employers, clients and a wide range of organisations.

On completion of this course you may choose to work on a freelance basis, or as part of a large organisation or small coaching practice. You may also wish to pursue a career as a people development specialist.

Upon graduation you may wish apply for professional accreditation with a range global professional coaching bodies to further enhance your skill set and employability in the UK and abroad.

Book an Open Day / Experience Coaching

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Coaching at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

Course in brief

Who would this Course suit?

This flexible three-stage programme is for those who want to equip themselves with the knowledge and practical skills needed to operate as an independent, internal or external coach in a professional and confident manner; whilst enabling them to develop their own coaching identity and approach.

The programme structure gives you scope to focus on the coaching priorities and interests most important and relevant to your own working contexts. In addition, the programme allows you to enter and step off the course at the stage that is appropriate for you in terms of your previous experience, qualifications and work based demands; some modules can also be completed as Continuous Professional Development.

In order to apply for a postgraduate student loan, it is important to apply and enrol on the MA in Coaching and complete this qualification in continuous progression.

Entry Requirements 2019/20

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent.

International qualifications:

If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry
 
English Language requirements:
 
International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.  You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2019/20 Entry

Full UK Fee: £9,000

Full EU Fee: £9,000

Full International Fee: £9,000

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

FUNDING INFORMATION

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Modules Overview

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

HR9700 -

Understanding Coaching (Core, 30 Credits)

The tutors will firstly establish a learning environment conducive for coaching by creating small coaching learning groups, and secondly, by emphasising coaching competencies with specific focus placed upon the need to build trust and rapport. You will be introduced to the theoretical underpinning of coaching and the ethical and moral issues within coaching practice will be examined and discussed. You will have opportunities for coaching practice and experience being coached by other peers in the learning group. You will learn about yourself as a coach, with opportunities to develop further self-awareness and reflect upon the impact of this on your coaching practice.
To support your coaching, reflective practice will be integral to the module and the programme in general. You will be introduced to theoretical approaches to reflective practice to support your reflective thoughts and writing.

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HR9701 -

Psychological Dimensions of Coaching Practice (Core, 30 Credits)

This module will develop your understanding of the psychological theories that underpin a range of coaching approaches, such as behavioural, cognitive and person centred coaching and the application of neuroscience in coaching. You will research and share knowledge of appropriate tools and techniques that can be used in coaching and the implications of their use. You will enhance your awareness of effective application of approaches, tools and techniques through your practice; considering a range of coaching contexts and scenarios. You will gain greater insight into your own coaching identity and through this you will be able to select appropriate coaching approaches, tools and techniques; working towards your own integrated model of coaching practice. You will learn about the use of psychometrics in coaching and begin to develop your approach to contracting with coaching clients. Through critical reflection and action learning you will develop your practice as a coach and improve your ability to see alternative perspectives and ways of working with coaching clients to support them in their learning and development.

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HR9702 -

Professional Coaching Practice (Core, 30 Credits)

In this module you will explore a range of contemporary coaching theories, practices and coaching contexts and apply them to your own coaching practice. The module will be flexible to incorporate the interests of the cohort and reflect latest thinking, research and practice in the coaching field.

Typical contexts explored by coaches working in organisations are likely to include leadership and performance coaching, team coaching and career and transition coaching. You will explore these approaches and techniques via underpinning theories and philosophies incorporating ideas such as positive psychology, psychodynamic theory, transactional analysis, mindfulness and the application of latest research from neuroscience.

At the end of the module you demonstrate both a broadening and deepening of your coaching practice via the creation of a practice portfolio which could contribute to a submission to any of the global accreditation bodies including the Association for Coaching; the International Coach Federation or the European Mentoring and Coaching Council . You will reflect on the needs of your coaching clients’, consider ethical issues and reflect on the the effectiveness of your approach. Through this process you will refine your coaching identity, philosophy and approach.

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HR9703 -

The Coaching Organisation (Core, 30 Credits)

This module explores how to integrate coaching as a strategic approach within an organisational development strategy.

This module takes you through a structured exploration of how coaching may contribute to building organisational performance and considers the key building blocks of an effective coaching strategy. You will consider the key elements of a coaching strategy for a case study organisation including: the strategic imperatives for coaching; the role of leadership; internal vs external coaches and mentors, creating a coaching culture through;1:1 and team based approaches; coaching supervision and evaluating effectiveness and return on investment.

This module has relevance for HR and OD professionals seeking to develop an internal coaching strategy and for external consultants supporting a client organisation.

Practical elements will focus on team coaching and coach supervision approaches to compliment the 1:1 coaching capabilities developed elsewhere in the programme.

The module culminates in a written recommendation for a case organisation that seeks to create a coaching culture, implement an integrated coaching strategy or further develop aspects of an organisations coaching capability. Alongside you will create a personal learning log and personal development plan that captures areas for future development in relation to your role in organisational coaching.

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HR9777 -

Management Investigation (Core, 60 Credits)

You will learn how to conduct a research led investigation into a management issue, topic or problem guided by your programme of study and framed in the context of an organisation.

Your learning will cover:

• Conducting research in organisations
• The identification of a researchable question.
• Primary research, data collection, questionnaire design, etc.
• Secondary research, literature review, further sources of information.
• The analysis of findings
• Writing recommendations and action plan
• Report writing
• Presentation technique
• Reflection on learning process

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