The Coaching and Mentoring MSc is a part-time blended learning programme. It is delivered using a blended learning model. This includes one day monthly study blocks on campus during teaching time. This allows you to study flexibly around your own commitments. It will equip you with the skills and knowledge to become an effective coach or mentor.
There will be opportunities to learn whilst working on real world challenges. You will gain the skills and knowledge of current professional practice. This will enable you to comprehensively explore the world of coaching and mentoring.
You'll be able to:
- study the theory behind coaching and mentoring
- practise what you learn
- complete your own research
During the programme, you'll learn through opportunities that will stretch your current coaching or mentoring role. This will enhance your current and future employability.
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What you'll learn
After completing the programme, you'll be able to:
- apply knowledge and theory to real-world challenges
- evaluate and prioritise components of coaching and mentoring. This will inform professional practice at individual, organisational and societal levels
- understand the challenges of responsible coaching and mentoring for more sustainable practice
- combine and evaluate concepts, theories and frameworks relevant to responsible coaching and mentoring. You'll apply this to complex organisational contexts
- interpret dilemmas and find creative solutions within the context of coaching and mentoring practice
- design, undertake and apply research to meet individual and/or organisational needs through coaching and mentoring
- identify, analyse and evaluate qualitative and quantitative data for decision making in the global context
- recognise the role of supervision in ethical practice
You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.
Module information is intended to provide an example of what you will study.
Our teaching is informed by research. Course content changes periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.
Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.
Optional modules availability
Some course have optional modules. Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.
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Phase 1 (Year 1: Semesters 1 and 2)
The focus of this phase is to Explore. It will enable you to understand workplace performance in a global context.
This phase includes four compulsory 20 credit modules. The modules are designed to provide you with a broad understanding of the main theories of coaching and mentoring to enhance development of people and organisations.
Two modules per semester are taught in parallel.
Phase 2 (Year 2: Semesters 1 and 2)
Building on the core understanding developed in Phase 1, the focus of this phase is to Challenge. These modules will enable you to Shape and Lead the Future of Work through coaching and mentoring practice.
Phase 3 (Year 2: Semesters 2 and 3)
The focus of this phase is to Demonstrate Impact. This phase will enable you to apply your learning and development in Phases 1 and 2 and to Demonstrate Impact by undertaking the following 60 credit module:
This practical research-based module, together with the Exploring Theory in Practice modules in Phase 2, will enhance your current and future employability. You will also be able to produce outputs that challenge and develop you, and your organisational and global practices.
How you'll learn
Lectures and seminars
Our MSc Coaching and Mentoring programme is delivered through lectures and seminars. It is delivered using a blended learning model with one day monthly study blocks on campus during teaching time. You'll benefit from studying in a variety of learning environments.
The programme covers the core components of coaching and mentoring. You'll also be able to explore your own areas of interest through research.
Your engagement with the learning activities will be supported and enhanced by our modern and intuitive virtual learning environment, Canvas. Canvas is a web-based system that does not need to be installed on your computer. Canvas runs on:
- any other device with a modern web browser
You'll be assessed through a combination of:
- Case study
- Reflective log
- Research proposal
Skills are assessed through a range of assessments such as:
- reflective logs
- e-portfolio evidence
- individual practice-based assessment reports
- practice-focused plans
- case study analyses
- research proposal and research project
Your teaching and learning is also supported by Canvas. Canvas is a Virtual Learning Environment. You'll use Canvas to submit your assignments and access your:
Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to support from:
- our University Student Services Team
You'll also be assigned an academic member of staff. They will be your personal tutor throughout your time with us. They can help with academic and personal issues.
The design of the programme allows you to apply your knowledge to real world problems and challenges. You'll formulate practical solutions to enhance your work-based practice and gain skills enabling you to:
- engage in coaching and mentoring practice which is inclusive, critically reflexive and collaborative
- manage complexity, ambiguity and uncertainty, and be pragmatic
- take personal accountability aligned to clear values
- act with integrity in challenging situations
You'll gain insight from external practice-based speakers. This will give you further understanding of real world challenges. The speakers will also help you to recognise and reflect on the changing:
- nature of work
- responsibilities of global business in, and for, society
The master's degree in coaching and mentoring offers a significant transformation in your career potential, both within your current role and beyond. Find out how we support your personal and professional development and help you shape the next steps in your career journey.
Developing as a coach or mentor involves reflecting on:
- the strengths and attributes that you bring to the role
- how best to apply your talents within any work context
You'll be encouraged to develop a deeper awareness of yourself. This will lead to the articulation of a compelling professional identity.
The programme supports you in this process through:
- self-assessment activities
- compelling work based assignments
- peer feedback
- group action learning
The learning journey enables you to gain clarity about:
- where you want your career to take you
- the contributions you can make
We support you to articulate your unique contribution to individuals and teams through coaching mentoring assignments.
The course offers you the opportunity to demonstrate high levels of competence through a professional portfolio. This resource offers you an evidence base:
- for future employment opportunities
- to apply for professional coach accreditation should you wish to do so
We encourage and facilitate growth of your professional network, stimulating new connections and possible directions that your career can take you.
Our Careers Service
Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.
Quality and ranking
All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body
From 1 January 2020 there is an update to the way professional qualifications are recognised by countries outside of the UK
Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 83 nationalities. This valuable network extends beyond our current students to include:
- regional, nationality and international leaders
- leading professionals and practitioners from industry
The Business School is based in a building within the Newcastle Helix development – Newcastle's emerging business district.
Our facilities provide:
- a flexible and dedicated conference suite with panoramic views across the city
- Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing approximately 120 PCs
- four large lecture theatres and 21 seminar rooms, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
- a dedicated Hub, Base, and Lounge providing a balanced mix of study space and relaxation areas
- a contemporary café
Fees and funding
Tuition fees for 2021 entry (per year)
If your studies last longer than one year, your tuition fee may increase in line with inflation.
For courses commencing from September 2021 and beyond, EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for home fees or Student Finance England support.
If you are from the EU you will pay international tuition fees.
What you're paying for
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- tuition (or supervision)
- library access
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- additional costs
- living costs
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The entrance requirements below apply to 2021 entry.
Qualifications from outside the UK
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Dr Amy Stabler
Degree Programme Director
Newcastle University Business School
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