UCC Adult courses

Personal & Management Coaching - MSc

About This Course

Fact File

  • Title

    Personal & Management Coaching

  • Code

    MSCPMC

  • College

    Adult Continuing Education, Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

  • Duration

    2 Years

  • Teaching Mode

    Distance Learning, Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.

  • Qualifications

    MSc

  • NFQ Level

    Level 9

  • NFQ Award Title

    Major

  • Fees

    Year 1: €5,200; Year 2: Part One €1,500; Part 2: €3,300 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    NFQ Level 8 honours degree or Level 8 Higher Diploma See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    30 July 2022

  • Next Intake

    September 2022

  • Venue

    There are two types of offerings of this online blended programme, one that is predominantly online based with some face to face classroom work in Dublin (Online based Dublin) and the other that is predominantly face to face classroom based in Cork with some online classes (Online based Cork).

  • Start Date

    September 2022

Course Outline

This programme will equip graduates to implement coaching in diverse settings such as Business, Human Resource, Leadership Development, Training, Education, Management, Life Balance, Personal Coaching, Health Care, Social Care, Career Coaching, Sports Coaching, Performance Measurement and Improvement and Change Management.

Coaching is now recognised as a key component in increasing performance, achieving goals and optimising personal and group effectiveness. Existing models of coaching are now being applied in wider contexts and in emerging new settings. This programme will assist students to develop new skills to meet increasingly complex life and management challenges and to practice these coaching skills to the highest standards.

Graduates of the Masters's programme may apply for Practitioner membership in the Association for Coaching. Training includes psychometric testing which leads to the industry standard, internationally recognised qualification in personality assessment which is awarded by the British Psychological Society and recognised by the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations.

Upon completion students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of the role of relationship in the coaching conversation or intervention.
  • Implement an integrated approach to Coaching drawing on appropriate approaches and coaching models
  • Evaluate the different types of Coaching interventions required within Business, Management and Personal Coaching
  • Implement Coaching in the development of effective Leadership and within the process of managing change
  • Practice cognitive behavioural coaching and understand the role of psychology in the coaching process
  • Practice and integrate emotional intelligence in their coaching process through effective self-management, mindfulness, and heightened personal and social awareness
  • Employ personality analysis tests and appreciate the importance of Individual Difference
  • Demonstrate research skills and integrate evidence-based practice into the practical use of Coaching
  • Draw on reflective practice as a means of learning and develop effective writing skills with the use of journal keeping
  • Coach within ethical and professional boundaries following an established code of ethics and supervision

Course Queries

For Academic Queries and Course Content Queries please contact the Programme Coordinator Pat O Leary at p.oleary@ucc.ie.  

For Online Application Support please click here. 

If you require further assistance with your online application please contact the Programme Administrator Noreen Delea at n.delea@ucc.ie. 

Additional Teaching Mode Information

Students can either complete this MSc in Personal Management Coaching in a face-to-face classroom environment on UCC campus or through online blended learning. 

Delivery Mode Option 1

Students can choose to complete this programme in a predominantly face to face classroom environment on UCC Campus (28 classes) with some online lectures (11 classes) in Year 1 and fully face to face in Year 2. 

Year 1 modules (Predominantly Classroom-based delivery)

  • AD6001: The Coaching Relationship (5 credits)
  • AD6002: Coaching Approaches and Skills (5 credits)
  • AD6003: Coaching Practicum (20 credits)
  • AD6005: Mindfulness based Self Management (5 credits)
  • AD6006: Cognitive Behavioural Coaching (5 credits)
  • AP6049: Systemic Psychodynamic Coaching with Teams and Individuals (5 credits)
  • AP6050: Business and Management Coaching for Leadership, Change and Organisational Development (5 credits)

Year 2 modules (Predominantly Classroom-based delivery)

  • AD6004: Research Methodology and Reflective Analysis (5 credits)
  • AD6007: Personality Analysis & Individual Differences (5 credits)
  • AP6051: Dissertation in Coaching (30 credits)

Delivery Mode Option 2

Alternatively students can choose to complete this programme in a predominantly online environment with some face to face classroom workshops. All face to face classroom deliveries on this option will be based in Dublin with a total of 4 classroom based workshops over the two years. 

Year 1 modules (Online/Blended delivery)

  • AD6009 The Coaching Relationship (5 credits)
  • AD6010 Coaching Approaches and Skills (5 credits)
  • AD6011 Coaching Practicum (20 credits)
  • AD6012 Mindfulness-based Self Management (5 credits)
  • AD6013 Cognitive Behavioural Coaching (5 credits)
  • AP6053 Systemic Psychodynamic Coaching with Teams and Individuals (5 credits)
  • AP6054 Business and Management Coaching for Leadership, Change and Organisational Development (5 credits)

Year 2 modules (Online/Blended delivery)

  • AD6014 Research Methodology and Reflective Analysis (5 credits)
  • AD6015 Personality Analysis & Individual Differences (5 credits)
  • AP6055 Dissertation in Coaching (30 credits) 

Course Practicalities

For the predominantly classroom-based offering lectures take place on UCC campus, Cork on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm to 9.30pm, with occasional weekend workshops.

For blended delivery, online classes take place on Monday evenings 6.30pm - 9.30pm with occasional weekend workshops. Students will be required to attend 4 days of face-to-face workshops over the course of the two year programme.

Assessment

Continuous assessment based on academic essays, reflective assignments, coaching competencies and presentations.

Who teaches this course

Staff of the School of Applied Psychology and Adult and Continuing Education.

Why Choose This Course

The Masters in Personal and Management Coaching includes certified training in personality analysis, which leads to the industry standard, internationally recognised qualification in personality assessment awarded by the British Psychological Society and recognised by the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations. This training will provide students with access to two trait measures (16PF/15FQ+ and NEO) Myers-Briggs type measures, emotional intelligence measures. Measures of values, motivation, team building and leadership.

Requirements

  • Hold an NFQ Level 8 honours degree or level 8 Higher Diploma, in which at least a second class honours was awarded or hold an appropriate professional qualification with at least two years’ significant experience in coaching or management with senior professional responsibility
  • Each candidate will be required to submit a two hundred word document outlining the reasons why they wish to undertake this programme
  • Applicants are required to supply two written references. One reference must be a professional reference
  • All applicants with be required to attend for interview as part of the application process
  • Final selection of candidates will be subject to the approval of the Programme Team
  • The English Language Requirements for applicants whose first language is not English must have attained IELTS Level 6.5 or the equivalent TOEFL score.

Fees and Costs

Total MSc: 10,000 Euro.

Year 1: 5,200 Euro. Year 2: Part One 1,500 Euro; Part 2: 3,300 Euro

For further information on fees and financial support please click here.

How Do I Apply

Applicants need to be aware of the IT student checklist below before applying:

  • You will need access to a laptop or desktop computer running a modern supported operating system with all software updates.
  • Some of UCC’s services (e.g. the Canvas Virtual Learning Environment) link to an external site and also have mobile apps for iOS and Android Devices that you may wish to use as part of your studies.  However, we recommend using your desktop web browser for submission of assessments.
  • You should always use the most current version of your preferred browser. In general, we recommend the Chrome Web browser (Important Note: Internet Explorer will not work with Canvas).
  • We recommend a reliable broadband connection with at least 2Mbps or more.
  • You will require an Office suite of software (Microsoft Office or equivalent) and a PDF reader. You should always use the latest version of this software.  All UCC students will have access to Office 365 which includes software such as Word/Excel/Powerpoint etc. once registered.

During your online application you will be required to upload the following documents:

  • Application Statement
  • Birth Cert or Passport
  • Passport Photograph 
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • English Language Test Report [if applicable]
  • Transcripts [if applicable]
  • 50% of the fees are also required to complete your application. 

NOTE: When you apply you will have a choice of doing this MSc as an 'Online Part Time' or as a 'UCC Campus' delivery. If you wish to do this programme online, with just four face-to-face class days in Dublin, choose 'Online Part Time' If you wish to do this programme predominantly face-to-face in class on UCC Campus (health guidelines permitting) choose 'UCC Campus Part Time'.

 

 

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Year 1 Modules

  • AD6001: The Coaching Relationship (5 credits)
    The coaching relationship, history of coaching, coaching qualities, skills and competencies.
  • AD6002: Coaching Approaches and Skills (5 credits)
    Person centred coaching, transference and counter transference, goal setting, an integrated approach to coaching.
  • AD6003: Coaching Practicum (20 credits)
    Learning through participation in a work setting, supervision, record keeping, reflective writing, written and oral presentations, ethics in coaching and developmental plan.
  • AD6005: Mindfulness based Self Management (5 credits)
    Self management, well being, life balance, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment theory, emotional intelligence.
  • AD6006: Cognitive Behavioural Coaching (5 credits)
    Cognitive behavioural coaching, positive psychology, psychology of performance, approach and avoidance goals, self-limiting thinking, cognitive distortions.
  • AP6049: Systemic Psychodynamic Coaching with Teams and Individuals (5 credits)
    Systemic psychodynamic coaching, team and organisational dynamics, systems at work, organisational coaching interventions.
  • AP6050: Business and Management Coaching for Leadership, Change and Organisational Development (5 credits)
    Group coaching, mentoring, leadership, change management, motivational interviewing and appreciative inquiry.

Year 2 Modules

  • AD6004: Research Methodology and Reflective Analysis (5 credits)
    Methodological traditions of research, design a research project, review and critically appraise research literature, reflective analysis, reflective portfolio.
  • AD6007: Personality Analysis & Individual Differences (5 credits)
    Personality analysis, personality traits, motivational values, principles of measurement theory, accurate and sensitive feedback to clients.

Year 3 Modules

Year 4 Modules

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