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Professional Practice in PE and School Sport MA

Professional Practice in PE and School Sport MA

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Full time | University of Gloucestershire | 2 years | SEP-23

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Full time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Sports Studies Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

What is Professional Practice in PE and School Sport MA?

This course is designed for students who are embedded within professional practice in a physical education or school sports setting, to develop expertise and knowledge to enhance their teaching practice. Content delivery is entirely online, with a timetable structured, as much as possible, around the constraints of the school day, to ensure accessibility for active practitioners based anywhere in the country.

Physical education is key to developing in children a lifelong engagement with sport and physical activity, encouraging them to enjoy the many benefits that come from an active lifestyle, such as increased motivation, confidence and fitness levels. On this course, you’ll work with fellow practitioners using cutting-edge expertise and research to enhance your skills and knowledge and to develop your own teaching practices.

Study style

Study embraces the diverse opportunities available via online learning, adopting both synchronous and asynchronous modes of delivery. We recognise the imperative for collaborative, social learning and use technology to enable an excellent learning environment.

You’ll be assessed by written assignments, research projects, presentations and reflective writing – relating theory to your own practice. You’ll be encouraged to draw from your own teaching context when engaging in research. You’ll be supported by experienced teachers and active researchers in fields such as the creation of effective learning environments, health literacy, physical literacy and teaching models.

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to:

  • become a Head of Department
  • become an Assistant Headteacher
  • work in the school or further education sector as a Director of Sport
  • support progression to university lecturer posts


This module will involve the student in identifying a range of teaching and learning strategies associated with physical education and school sport. Students will investigate principles and strategies used in the development of programme content in different contexts and undertake a critical analysis of how these interdependent strands may co-exist in the overall development of a principled pedagogy for physical education.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

At least a 2.2 honours degree equivalent in this subject area. Some experience in a physical education and/or school sport setting working with children and young adults over five years old.

University information

The University of Gloucestershire is a progressive and research-driven institution with three campuses in the west of England, offering a wide range of options for postgraduate study. The university has built a reputation for teaching excellence and high levels of student satisfaction. It is home to a community of around 1,000 postgraduate students who form a creative and supportive community of learners. Gloucestershire is an outward looking...more