Are you a cricket enthusiast? Want to take up a degree in the area of your interest? Do you know, you can do a degree course in cricket from an international university? Please read through this article to know more details.

ABOUT THE COURSE

The University of Worcester offers a unique, first-of-its-kind in the UK, course on Cricket coaching and Management. The course is supported by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Worcestershire County Cricket Club and County Cricket Boards including Gloucestershire & Worcestershire, providing opportunities for work experience and placements. 

A 4- year integrated Master’s degree is offered which combines both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Alternatively, the students can exit the course at the end of 3rd year with a BSc in Cricket coaching and Management degree.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • UCAS Tariff points of 104 including English and Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above and a minimum of 2As.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English has to provide proof of achievement of 6.0 point in their IELTS
  • DBS (Disclosure and Barring services) check is mandatory.

COURSE CONTENT

A few of the aspects the students study in this course are

  • Scientific principles of cricket coaching
  • Applied performance analysis in cricket
  • Sport Entrepreneurship

And of-course work placement in their 3rd and 4th years with 30 credits each.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Practical activities with theoretical concepts frequently applied to practical working environments
  • An academic course that embraces the cricket season and has been developed in consultation with a range of cricket industry experts.
  • Two placement opportunities in years 3 and 4 of the course (domestic and/or international)
  • 4 years focused on cricket coaching, management & development leading to a Master's qualification
  • Expert staff in the areas of coaching and sport management
  • Opportunities to engage in the ECB Coach Education Pathway and to obtain Cricket Tutoring Qualifications
  • Applied cricket experiences throughout the degree including performance analysis in Cricket

CAREER OPTIONS AFTER COMPLETING THIS COURSE

  • Professional Cricket Coach
  • Cricket Development Officer
  • Coach Development Officer
  • Cricket Tutor
  • Sports Coaching Lecturer
  • Recreation Officer
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Researcher
  • Performance Analyst
  • Coaching Business start-ups
  • Masters in Sports Coaching
  • Sports Management and Sports Development
  • Wicketz Development Officer
  • Heads of Cricket
  • Super 1’s Development Officer
  • Chance to Shine Coach
  • Women’s and Girls Development Officer
  • Street Cricket Community Development Officer
  • School Development Leads

COSTS FOR THE COURSE

Full Time £ 9250 for UK and EU students £ 13400 for international students
Additional charges Sport & Exercise kit for practical sessions
Accommodation The University’s range of student halls ranges from £ 111 to £ 189 per week
Scholarships Sports scholarships are available

OTHER DETAILS

  • UCAS COURSE CODE: NX18
  • Usually, the intake for this course is in September

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WORCESTER

It is considered the Top 3 in the UK for Quality Education in 2019-, 2020- and 2021-Times Higher Education’s University Impact Rankings.

Worcester City Council’s planning department has given the University the green light to develop the new International Inclusive Cricket Centre, thus, making it exciting to be part of cricket at the University. The new International Inclusive Cricket Centre will be developed on the University’s Severn Campus, less than half a mile from the iconic New Road Cricket Ground, the home of Worcestershire County Cricket Club (WCCC) and the Worcestershire Cricket Board (WCB). 

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