Entry 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 on the webpage.


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.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

Information for international students

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.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £5,200
International students
Full time: EU £5,200 Non EU £10,500

Please see the funding page for more information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0)113 812 3113