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Physical Education
Postgraduate course
MA

Physical Education

Overview

We will help you to understand and promote physical education as a lifelong process that can benefit individuals, communities and society as a whole. If you are already working within schools and youth sport and want to further your professional development and career prospects, this course will provide a strong academic base.

Taking your knowledge and practice to the next level, you will examine the role of different pedagogical models in the teaching of physical education and school sport and you will develop a critical understanding of contemporary curriculum practice in these areas.

Suitable for practising physical education teachers or sports coaches, this course is also an ideal stepping stone onto a PGCE if you are interested in becoming a physical education teacher and have a related undergraduate degree with extensive experience working with children and young people, or have ambitions to progress your studies and expertise to PhD level.

TEACHING AND LEARNING

You will study three core modules, two elective modules, one research module and a major independent research study/dissertation. For your dissertation you are encouraged to research in detail an area of physical education that is of particular interest to you, providing the opportunity to focus on your career path.



Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: 59% of our research submitted was assessed as world leading or internationally excellent.
Studying a postgraduate course in physical education can enhance your job prospects in teaching allowing you to take control of your career.

The Carnegie Faculty at Leeds Beckett University has an excellent reputation of delivering quality sport and physical education courses for over 75 years.

COURSE DELIVERY

You can study this course full-time for one year or part-time over two years. To suit your full-time work schedule we offer the part-time option mostly in the evenings between 5pm-7pm.

Entry Requirements

Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Physical Education or Sport, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.

All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link.

English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Physical Education or Sport, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.

All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link.

English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
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Careers

Stuart Lancaster

Careers

Stuart Lancaster
Former England Rugby Union Coach Rugby Football Union

PGCE Secondary Physical Education

“My time at university had a significant influence on me, not only in my current career and coaching development but also in life skills.

Modules & learning

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Explore the ways PE and youth sport are taught and assessed, focussing on issues such as competitive sport, PE as a way of keeping students fit, teaching games for understanding and PE as an examinable subject.

Draw on child development theory to assess the experiences of young people in PE and sport. You will examine various knowledge bases, considering the challenges of conducting research about young people.

Examine diversity and inequality from a social science perspective. You will consider specific examples of legal discrimination and how they relate to sport, law, leisure and physical education professions.

Designed to prepare you for your major independent study, you'll focus on research methods and ethics to aid you in your own study.

Undertake a major independent study into an area of your personal interest, relevant to the Physical Education course.

Outdoor & Adventurous Education

Optimising Learning & Development

Innovations in Physical Education

Health Promotion in Children & Families

Student Negotiated Learning

Management of Human Resources in Sport

Peter McKreth
Peter Mackreth
Dean of School
Peter is Head of the Carnegie School of Sport which houses a diverse range of disciplines that promote excellence at all levels of participation, performance and policy in sport. Across the School are talented, committed and passionate staff who continually strive to build on the synergies between teaching, research and enterprise. Our approach fosters the development of innovative and important projects, which feeds into an excellent student experience at all levels. The School has a strong progression rate with many undergraduates going on to do masters and then PhDs.
Across the school we have talented, committed and passionate staff who continually strive to build on the synergies between teaching, research and enterprise. Our approach fosters the development of innovative and important projects which feeds into an excellent student experience at all levels.
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MA Physical Education - Thomas Quarmby, Senior Lecturer

Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Facilities

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

  • Sports Facilities
    Sports Facilities

    "I've been coming here to train since 2004 and the facilities are great." - Jessica Ennis, Olympic Gold Medallist

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

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Headingley Campus

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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