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Coaching and Mentoring MSc

The Coaching and Mentoring MSc helps you to develop and master your coaching and mentoring skills to become a professional coach and mentor.

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Start date(s):

  • September 2023
Postgraduate Open Day Wednesday 8 February 2023 register now


The Coaching and Mentoring MSc is a part-time blended learning programme. This includes one-day monthly study blocks, so you can study around your own commitments.

There will also be opportunities to work on real-world challenges, enabling you to explore the world of coaching and mentoring.

You'll be able to:

  • study the theory behind coaching and mentoring
  • practice what you learn
  • complete your own research

You'll also learn through experiences that'll enhance your role 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.

How you'll learn

Your development

Practical skills

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

Professional skills

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

Your future

Career development

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
  • coaching supervision and practice

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 and 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 the 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.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body


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
  • alumni
  • 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

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2023 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2023 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

Admissions policy

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Credit transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can allow you to convert existing relevant university-level knowledge, skills and experience into credits towards a qualification. Find out more about the RPL policy which may apply to this course

How to apply

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