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MPhil Leadership Coaching

Acquire the credentials to support the growth of others through coaching

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Why apply for our MPhil Leadership Coaching?

  • Establish your credentials as a leadership coach: Acquire the skills you need to grow the talent of teams, managers and leaders, and to transfer knowledge, build relationships, enhance performance, and facilitate cultural transformation.
  • Find your own signature presence: Explore various frameworks to develop a style of coaching that is authentic to you. 
  • Become a values-driven leader through coaching: The programme has a strong ethics and responsibility underpinning.
  • Operate in multicultural environments: The programme adheres to international best practice while taking into account the diversity, traditions and multicultural environments of South Africa and Africa.  This translates into international application with local specialisation
  • Generate an income quickly: This is a blended learning programme, which means you can study while you work. You can also start to generate an income from coaching almost immediately.

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Programme structure

This 2-year programme is delivered through a combination of on-campus classes and blended learning classes. This allows you to study while you work with minimum time away from work. You also need to do formative assessments (like quizzes and case studies), essays and assignments, practical coaching, and a final research assignment.


Year 1: Lecture programme

Attend an on-campus class block at start of Year 1 (Orientation and Module 1) followed by blended learning (online) classes (10 weeks of once-a-week classes spread over Year 1).

Year 2: Professional assessment

This phase takes 1 week on campus at the beginning of Year 2.

Year 2: Research and development

Research assignment: A research supervisor will guide you through the year-long research journey where you conduct an in-depth study of an aspect of leadership coaching.

Triad practice, supervision and coaching

Complete 40 hours of coaching and receive 20 hours of (self-funded) coaching. Please note that this is self-funded. Supervision days are virtual events.

NB: Coaching practice is a key learning aspect of the programme. Students are therefore liable to pay for coaching received at approximately R800 to R1 000

Programme Fees
  • Start Date: 8 February 2024
  • Fees: R253 568* (2023)
  • Duration: 2 years
* These are the fees for 2023. The fees for 2024 will be published on our website once they become available.


Academic qualifications and other admission criteria

  • Academic qualifications: An honours degree, OR a 4-year professional bachelor’s degree, OR a 3-year bachelor’s degree and a postgraduate diploma. Your previous academic qualifications should be at least on NQF Level 8.
  • Work experience: At least 4 years of work experience in the field of people management.
  • Psychometric testing: This may also be required.
  • Two essays: See details elsewhere on page.

Write two essays

As part of your application pack, you need to submit two essays:

  • A motivational essay about your journey with coaching
  • A coaching research essay about coaching approaches

What if you don’t have the academic qualifications to apply?

You can still apply based on your management experience. You need to submit all the documentation and assessments as required for all prospective students, plus additional requirements in accordance with Recognition of Prior Learning.


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