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Physical Education & School Sport MA

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Full time | Preston Campus | 1 year | SEP-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Physical Education Sports Studies Flexible Learning Design

Course type


Course Summary

Our MA in Physical Education and School Sport is suitable for existing professionals within the sports and education industry and those with an appropriate undergraduate qualification who aspire to a career in the area of physical education and school sport.

The ever changing and complex nature of this area means that there is a need for high quality, effective managers and leaders with the knowledge and capabilities to drive evolving education and community initiatives.

Consequently, the main emphasis of the programme is placed on developing a range of intellectual, professional, managerial and transferable attributes that are essential for the modern educationalist.

Why study with us

  • The modules have been carefully devised using several industry partners to develop cognitive skills in areas relevant to physical education and school sport.
  • In line with government policy our subject is seeking to further professionalise and become a master’s level industry offering high quality experiences to all students.
  • Gain access and make full use of our fantastic facilities – namely the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre and our Sports Arena.

Learning and assessment

The teaching and learning environment will be interactive and challenging. It is organised to ensure that key concepts, theories and, where appropriate, practices relevant to work within the Physical Education and School Sport (PESS) sector form a central role in your learning. Throughout the programme you will engage in a range of learning activities including lectures, seminars, debates, case studies, presentations and group work.


On this module you'll be able to critically compare the principles of educational theory, policy and practice that impact upon their own professional practice.

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Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a 2:2 degree or equivalent professional experience or learning in a related field. Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme.

University information

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is an international, multi-campus university leading the way in contemporary postgraduate learning. A modern institution with nearly two centuries of educational heritage, UCLan was established in 1992 but can trace its roots all the way back to 1828. There are currently around 200 postgraduate courses on offer, designed to equip students with industry-ready skills and prepare them to excel in the...more

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