PhD in Professional Coaching

Noble Manhattan Coaching Americas
Training overview
6 semesters
20,000 GBP
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Course description

PhD in Professional Coaching

The PhD in Professional Coaching is designed to support and integrate the professional development of practitioners in executive and corporate coaching and to bring benefits to the organization in which they work. It aims to improve and enhance professional practice by providing practitioners with a range of research skills, tools and strategies that can be used to support practice-based research. Therefore, prospective applicants include experienced professionals in coaching, HR, management who wants to make a contribution to both knowledge and practice.

This innovative program is offered by Noble Manhattan in collaboration with Canterbury Christ Church University on a distance basis to take advantage of a wide network of international academics and partnerships.

Key themes within the program are: approaches to research, expert practice, innovation in practice, application of psychological perspectives to various areas of review and research, review and implementation and education and learning.


  • Engage in reflective and reflexive activities to explore issues within the candidates’ professional field and/or place of work.
  • Provide an innovative contribution to the existing knowledge base and practice within their own profession, through on-going pieces of work and the final PhD Portfolio.
  • Make an original contribution to practice knowledge that extends the forefront of the discipline and merits publication.
  • Disseminate research outcomes clearly and effectively to specialist and non-specialist audiences to inform innovation and better ways of working within their professions, and foster research activity.
  • Manage and apply recommendations, emerging from research/project findings to contribute to practice change.
  • Develop the ability to challenge, in an innovative, substantive and creative manner, professional policies and practice existing within their respective areas.

Who should attend?

Experienced executive coaches/managers/executives

Training Content

The program requires the completion of a range of pieces of work linked to the chosen theme but focusing on different facets of the area and demonstrating a range of acquired skills and capabilities. Each element of the portfolio is chosen to both advance understanding and develop new skills and be flexible enough to incorporate a broad range of topics. Each candidate will have an agreed learning plan detailing the theme of study and how each of the elements will contribute to understanding and practice development. The program of study covers a prescribed range of professional capabilities which fall into three broad areas. These are:

  • Applied evidence-based professional and research practice
  • Conceptual understanding of complex issues
  • Practice based research.


£20,000 for 6 semesters

Private grants/scholarships are applicable.

Certification / Credits

PhD Degree in Professional Coaching

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As part of Noble Manhattan Coaching, world’s leading coach training companies, we offer high-quality coach training programs and coaching certifications. Moreover, we designed a wide variety of services to help managers and leaders grow their businesses.We guide our mission on...

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