Master of Social Sciences in Sports Coaching and Management



What will I learn?


MSocSc(SCM) targets for students who plan to pursue careers related to sports coaching and management. As a postgraduate programme, applicants are required to have basic knowledge in sports-related subjects or demonstrate outstanding performance at least in one sport before their admission.

Programme Aims

MSocSc(SCM) will provide students with advanced knowledge and practical experiences in sports coaching and management. It will cover various essential elements, ranging from sports technology, performance analysis, trends and development, basic skills in writing funding proposal, and marketing strategies in sports industry. Graduates are expected to pursue a coaching career in different sports populations varying from community clients to professional athletes. The programme will enhance the coaching and management ability of students; and address the urgent community needs of improving personal health by providing trained professionals.

Highlights of MSocSc(SCM)

  • Experiential Learning in Sports Industries
  • Dialogue with CEOs and Senior Managers
  • Highly Business-oriented
  • Full Scholarship for Elite Athletes with Outstanding Performance

Programme Structure

The programme composes 24-credit-points (cps) with 4 core courses (12 cps). All students need to take 4 core courses (12 cps).

Students should further take either 4 elective courses (12 cps), or 1 elective course (3 cps) plus a Master's thesis (9 cps), to add up to 24 cps for graduation.

Programme Curriculum

The 4 core courses provide students with knowledge and skills related to sports coaching and management. To strengthen students' knowledge in different domains, a pool of 6 electives are provided for students to select for completing the programme.

For students who choose to work on the Master's thesis, they will be assigned with a supervisor who will guide them through a sports coaching and management-related research project.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (FLASS)

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$120,000.00 (12,73,156) per year
Application deadline

Expected April 2024

More details

Start date

Expected September 2023


The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)

Tai Po Campus,

10 Lo Ping Road,

Tai Po, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should normally hold a Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university. English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 with no subtest lower than 6.0; or TOEFL 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (internet-based test); or Other equivalent qualifications.

For international students

Applicants should normally hold a recognised Bachelor's / Master's degree or equivalent.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution in a non-English speaking system should normally fulfil one of the following minimum English proficiency requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0; or
  • Grade C or above in GCSE / GCE OL English; or a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (internet-based test); or
  • Band 6 in the Chinese Mainland's College English Test (CET) (a total score of no lower than 430 if the test was taken after June 2005); or
  • Other equivalent qualifications.

The minimum IELTS requirement for RPg and EdD programmes is normally an overall score of 6.5 with no sub-test lower than 6.0.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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