Applying for the Ashridge Masters in Executive Coaching

Application process

The next intake for the Masters in Executive Coaching is October 2016. We have limited places available, apply now to secure your place on the programme. 

See ‘Programme Details' for module information.

The application process involves:

  • Submission of a completed application form or online application
  • Providing details of two referees
  • A face-to-face interview at Ashridge or a Skype interview if face-to-face is not possible

Following the receipt of your application, we aim to send you notification of the decision or a request for further information within 5 working days. We will acknowledge receipt of your application by email.

We advise you to apply at least eight weeks before your planned programme start date. Offers of admission are made on a rolling basis, in line with the next available start date, unless a later start date has been requested by the applicant. Please be aware that it is not possible to admit participants to a stage of the programme once it has started so we advise you to apply early to avoid disappointment.

As part of the application process, you should provide electronic or physical copies of all degree and professional certificates that are referenced in your application form.

Attending open days and/or webinars

In order to help you decide if this is the right programme for you, and Ashridge is the best place for you to study, we would strongly recommend that you attend a webinar or an Ashridge Open Day before you complete your application. Alternatively, we can arrange for you to speak to members of the faculty team either face-to-face or by phone. Please contact our Admissions Team on Tel. +44 (0)1442 841183 or

You can also watch participant insights videos to see if the programme meets with your objectives.

We often put potential applicants in touch with current and former participants, who can share their experience of the programme. If you are interested please contact our Admissions Team for more details.

Entry requirements

For entry onto the Ashridge Masters in Executive Coaching programme, you will need:

  • A first degree or an equivalent academic award. If you do not have an academic qualification, you will need to demonstrate significant professional experience and evidence of appropriate conceptual and study skills
  • At least three years’ experience in an organisational consulting, coaching or equivalent role
  • An ability to reflect and learn from your own actions, the motivation to participate in a peer learning community, and some awareness of your own emotional and behavioural processes
  • A proficiency in the English language to undertake a graduate level programme, i.e. TOEFL IBT above 100, IELTS above 7.0, or a Pearson Test of English Academic above 60.

Your profile

You are a consultant or executive coach working with a number of client organisations or an internal management/organisation development advisor or change consultant.

You are already working as a coach, not just as part of your management role, and will have the opportunity to practise coaching between modules.

You are likely to have experience of working in complex and sensitive social and political environments requiring the relevant skills, knowledge, personal qualities and a concern for professional ethics.

You often work one-to-one with your clients, which limits the scope of peer support and feedback within your practice.

You are seeking an opportunity to reflect and deepen your coaching practice and are curious about the "here and are now" coaching relationship.

Apply for the Ashridge Masters in Executive Coaching

Apply now

The quickest and most efficient way to apply for one of our qualification programmes is to apply online. With this fully online system you can also track your application at each stage of the process.

Apply online

You don't have to complete the application in one session; you can save what you have done so far and return to complete it at a later date.

Please note that our online application process requires the use of the following modern web browsers due to the increased speed, usability and security they offer:

Internet Explorer version 10 +
Google Chrome version 10 +
Mozilla Firefox version 4 +
Apple Safari version 4 +

If you are experiencing problems in accessing the application portal, please email:

Fees and funding

Please take a look at the Fees and Funding’ section to find out more about programme fees, bursaries and funding options. Due to the modular nature of the programme, payment is possible in a number of instalments and by module making the financial outlay more manageable.