At a glance
- Understand the psychology and neuroscience behind behavioural change
- Learn to coach at an organisational level, align your coaching with business objectives, and work with senior executives
- Become more self-aware as a coach and transform how you relate to coachees
- Undertake a research project on a coaching and behavioural change topic of your choice
- Practise new coaching tools and techniques
- £24,150 VAT exempt. Includes the Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching (PCEC). £18,200 if exempt from PCEC. *Excludes accommodation.
- Course length
- 30 months minimum for full MSc, depending on Module 1 start date
- Suitable for
- Individuals who are using, and intend to develop further, a coaching approach either in a line management role or as a professional executive coach
- In-person, Live-online
To progress on the MScCBC in January 2024, all participants need to have begun (or completed) the Henley Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching (Module 1 of the MScCBC) before the end of September 2023. Those who have completed the Henley PCEC (within the last 5 years) are exempt from Module 1. Exemption also possible for candidates with recognised prior experiential learning (subject to approval, and only for study of the PG Diploma or full MScCBC).
The MSc in Coaching for Behavioural Change is a flexible, part-time programme that empowers you to become more confident, self-aware and effective as a coach.
Driven by research and led by experienced tutors, the programme is delivered in a workshop style that lets you practise new skills and techniques in a safe environment.
You will gain insight into the processes involved in behavioural change, as well as the organisational context for coaching and the dynamics of coaching relationships. You will also have valuable time to reflect and network with a supportive group of peers.
Understand the dynamics of coaching relationships: individual, team and organisational
Increase your range of coaching tools and techniques and know when and how to use them
Understand the psychological processes involved in behavioural change and how coaching can support this
Build mastery and confidence in coaching by deepening your understanding of yourself and others
Experience coaching supervision
You will typically have a minimum of 5 years' management experience. We also welcome applications from candidates with substantial knowledge, experience and skills in a relevant field who do not meet these requirements.
The programme is conducted in English. An excellent level of English is therefore essential and proficiency testing may be requested.
Participants who have completed the Henley Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching (PCEC) within the last 5 years are exempt from Module 1 in Stage 1. * Those who have completed the Henley PCEC (within the last 5 years) are exempt from Module 1. Exemption also possible for candidates with recognised prior experiential learning (subject to approval, and only for study of the PG Diploma or full MScCBC).
£24,150 (in-person or online). VAT exempt. Includes the Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching. £18,200 if exempt from Module 1 (PCEC). Excludes accommodation.
The fee is invoiced per programme stage and can be paid instalments, subject to agreement.
Intakes for Module 1, the Henley Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching, are scheduled regularly throughout the year.
You can study Module 1 in any format provided that you have completed Workshop 3 prior to the commencement of Module 2 (Neuroscience & Psychology), that begins in January each year. We recommend starting Module 1 before the end of September to allow sufficient breaks between workshop sessions. View start dates for Module 1, the Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching. Subject to availability.
MSc intake 15
- Begin Module 1 (Henley Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching) before the end of September 2023 (unless exempt)
- Module 2 begins in January 2024
In this module you will:
Professor Patricia Riddell
Dr Holly Andrews
In this module you will explore some of the more difficult situations a coach can face - both interpersonal and contextual issues.
Topics of study include:
In this module you will:
In this module you will:
You will undertake a Masters level research project investigating a coaching and behavioural change topic of your choice. This provides the opportunity for a critical examination of the topic and a platform for further professional development.
You will be supported by research and data analysis workshops, as well as guidance from an individual supervisor.
Dr Rebecca Jones
Dr Tatiana Rowson
Dr Holly Andrews
Begun during Stage 1, the personal project encourages you to identify themes of personal development as a coach to be followed over the programme duration.
Just as the research project is about an external application of what has been learnt, the personal project is designed to be inward looking.
Dr Holly Andrews
You will have ongoing contact with Henley Business School through:
The Henley Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching (completed during Stage 1 of this MSc) is accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), Association for Coaching (AC) and the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC). This recognises the quality of the learning experience and provides the option for individual accreditation with any or all of these bodies following successful completion of the programme.
*The module or course content descriptions set out on this page are correct for those being taught in the current academic year. Modules or course content marked as optional are indicative and may be subject to change. Please note, constraints in timetable scheduling may mean you are unable to take some optional modules at the same time as others.
"I’m definitely more empathetic, and have a greater appreciation that people work best in different ways. I’m more inclined to look beneath the surface of people and situations now, and my listening skills have improved. I just work with people at a totally different level now."
"The teaching was of such a consistently high standard it was an absolute delight ... the practical nature of the MSc and the reflective nature of the assignments made it even more enjoyable. Whilst it was undoubtedly hard work, somehow it didn’t feel like it."
"The programme has been cleverly constructed to allow you to learn from each other, as well as from the expert tutors and outside practitioners."
"Henley managed to maintain a balance between highly academic, world-class research and making everything so applicable. At no point did I ever feel that I couldn’t apply my learning in my own work situation, and I regularly did."
- A capped £1500 alumni discount
This applies to alumni who have completed any UoR/HBS programme of 120+ credits and may only be applied to Stages 2 and 3.
Please note, the Alumni discount is available to Henley Business School alumni (as part of University of Reading), not to graduates of Henley Management College.
The Henley Partnership
- 10% discount for THP members
- 50% discount
Henley Business School is pleased to offer up to two discounted places for employees of UK registered charities on each intake of the MSc in Coaching for Behavioural Change. Places are allocated through a competitive process and considered on a rolling basis. Applicants will need to provide:
- Proof of paid employee status of a UK registered charity
- Confirmation that this role is their main employment
- The UK registered charity number
- Confirmation that charity can be invoiced directly
MOD Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme
The Henley MSc in Coaching for Behavioural Change is approved under the MOD's ELC scheme and can be part-funded using Enhanced Learning Credits.
Only one discount can apply.
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