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Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy MA

Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Physical Education Sports / Physical Education Teaching / Training

Course type


Course Summary

This intellectually demanding professional development MA is designed to support you in becoming a more reflective teacher or youth/ community/performance sports coach, using intensive, compressed teaching time combined with flexible off-site guided learning to fit around your work in a school or youth sport setting. It is research-led and research-informed, taught by world-leading academics, grounding the theoretical study of physical education and sport pedagogy in your practical workplace experience. The programme’s assessment strategy underscores the course team’s concern with the sorts of critical investigations which are increasingly required to understand physical education and sport pedagogy. It places a premium upon research competency and independent critical thinking. The course is designed around compressed, intensive contact days at the University and flexible off-site guided learning. This design allows you to gain the necessary experience to apply the theoretical concepts you are examining during your studies in an applied and contextualized manner while also allowing you to gain appropriate experience. During this course students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip awards. This course will provide the advanced knowledge and research training required for direct access to higher degrees by research (MPhil/ PhD).

Different course options

Full time | Bedford Campus | 1 year | OCT

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



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Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent. Students need to have a second class honours BA/BSc (Hons) degree in the field of sport-related studies generally, with one of the following titles (indicative list only): Physical Education (with Qualified Teacher Status), Physical Education, Physical Education and Sport, Sport and Physical Education, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sports Coaching, Sports Science and Coaching.