Thank you for your interest in applying for a master’s course with us.
First review our master’s courses - choose a course that matches the direction you want to take your career.
Before you start your application, check the entry requirements on the course you are interested in, under the “How to apply/Entry requirements” tab.
To apply, follow the link to the course pages to find full application details and to apply for your course.
Please note that the Oxford Brookes Global MBA has a separate application process.
You will need to write a personal statement for your application which shows your commitment and interest in course. Say what led you to apply for this course, what influenced your choice and any personal examples of experiences.
So we can make an informed decision on your application it’s important you send all of your supporting documents. Include full transcripts from any degree programmes undertaken as well as graduation certificates. References must be on headed paper from the academic institution with contact details. Please log in to your Application and upload these documents.
If you have any questions about the application process please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the difference between a degree certificate and a transcript?
A certificate is the official award document from your university with your degree title. Typically this will have a signature and seal.
A transcript is the record of your academic performance and will typically have a list of all the modules you’ve completed with your grades and credit values. This is typically divided into academic years. It may also have the details of the degree awarded to you and the date it was awarded.
What if I can’t find my degree certificate?
Contact your previous institution to find out how to get a copy.
What if my degree certificate is in a different name?
If you have changed your name (for example, due to marriage) since your degree certificate was issued, please provide formal evidence of the name change (e.g. marriage certificate).
What if I have several degree level qualifications?
You only need to provide one degree certificate; ideally, the highest level qualification.
What if I already have some coaching / mentoring qualifications?
If you already have formal coaching and/or mentoring qualifications at master’s level (Level 7), we may be able to recognise some of this as prior learning. For us to consider prior learning it is essential that you provide evidence of relevant qualifications and/or experience. Make your application and make clear in your personal statement that you would be hoping for exemptions. The Programme Lead will consider your previous qualifications and may contact you to discuss this.
What if I don’t have a transcript?
If you don’t have a transcript, try to find a copy of your syllabus.
Who can provide a reference?
For the MA Coaching and Mentoring, we do not require an academic reference. Your references should be provided by colleagues, line-managers, or others that you have worked with for a minimum of two years.
What format does the reference take?
References should be provided as an email from an identifiable person in an organisation
or written on organisational letter-headed paper, signed by an identifiable person.
What should be included in a reference?
Ask your referees to comment on your suitability for the programme. The referees might consider your;
interest in coaching and mentoring
commitment to study
experience and/or interest in coaching and or mentoring
professional expertise, including your ability to think and write critically and to act in a professional and ethical manner
capability of being able to apply your professional expertise into one-to-one and/or group settings (working as a coach and/or mentor)
What should I include in my personal statement?
Tell us why you want to study with us - why do you want to develop your expertise in coaching and mentoring practice? How does this relate to your current or previous roles? What will you personally bring to the course? The personal statement should be approximately 500 words.
How is the programme delivered ?
The Programme is provided in two formats, one is fully online distance learning (DL) (International and Home students); the other is blended learning (Home students only) with a mix of online learning but also attendance at Oxford Brookes. Please note that we will reference your Programme using the abbreviations (DL and OBU respectively)