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Stellenbosch University MPhil in Leadership Coaching
Stellenbosch University

MPhil in Leadership Coaching

Stellenbosch, South Africa

2 Years


Full time

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Feb 2025

ZAR 257,139 / per year *


* for South African students | application fee of R850 non-refundable and applicable to all students


Use this professional qualification to establish your credentials as a coach

This internationally accredited MPhil Leadership Coaching provides you with the skills to establish your credentials as a leadership coach. This will enable you to grow the talent of others, transfer knowledge, build meaningful relationships, enhance the performance of others, strengthen teamwork, and facilitate cultural transformation in organisations.

But first, it will ask you to dig deeply to find out what drives you as a coach and then to develop your authentic coaching style.

Study while you work

This is a blended learning programme, which means you can study while you work. This format combines on-campus classes with online classes, making the programme accessible to students from elsewhere in South Africa and even further afield. This also means that you can start to generate an income from coaching almost immediately.

Quality guarantees

This MPhil Leadership Coaching comes with various quality guarantees. The degree is accredited with EMCC’s Global Quality Award (EQA) at the Master Practitioner Level. The Belgium-based EMCC sets industry standards for mentoring, coaching, and supervision globally.

The degree is also internationally accredited by EQUIS as well as by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Coaches and Mentors of South Africa (Comensa) has approved the programme as a Comensa Gold Training Provider Programme in line with Comensa’s code of ethics and conduct, and behavioural standards for coaching.

A transformative learning experience awaits you – particularly if you see your future self as a coach, consultant, manager or corporate leader.

You will also benefit from comprehensive support throughout the programme. The degree emphasises the relevance of work-based coaching competence.

  • Convenient format: Combination of on-campus blocks (two blocks in Year 1 and one block at the start of Year 2) and blended learning classes (10 weeks of once-a-week classes during Year 1). Year 2 is mostly taken up by the Research Module, which consists of live-streamed lectures and assignments culminating in a research assignment. This allows you to study while you work with minimum time away from work.
  • Approach to learning: The programme uses theory, practice and reflection to ensure integrated learning. The programme also offers a unique blend of adult learning approaches to hone your coaching talents through work-based learning and evidence-based practice. Knowledge is transferred through classroom lectures, coaching practice, self-reading, challenging assignments, supervision and research.
  • We use world-class facilitators and offer various forms of support to ensure continuous professional development throughout the programme. You will also learn from the knowledge, experience, personal traits and energy that your co-learners bring to the table.
  • Time commitment: This programme would require you to set aside at least two hours per day for preparation, reading and assignments. Most of our alumni worked while doing this programme. However, it does require commitment.

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