Taught course

Physical Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Loughborough University · School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

A PGCE in physical education awarded by Loughborough University.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Physical Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) programme is a follow-on qualification from our PGCE Physical Education programme. Following the successful completion of a research methods course and a school-based research project, you will be qualified to master's level which, in addition to your PGCE, will position you strongly in the broad field of physical education teaching.

The structure of the MSc programme has been uniquely designed to allow you to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and then progress to complete the master's degree on a part-time basis during your early years of teaching.

Following completion of your PGCE year, if you are eligible and you decide to progress with master's study, you can enrol onto a Research in Education module. This module is worth 30 credits and is completed online during the summer.

Students who are eligible ‘may progress onto the MSc at the end of the same academic year, or within (but no longer than) 5 years of graduating from the Postgraduate Certificate in Education programme.
You will then enrol onto the final module which involves carrying out a research project relevant to your specialist subject of physical education and the school/educational context.

This is a distance learning module and involves one-to-one supervision with internationally renowned researchers or experts in the field. Upon successful completion of this second module, you will be awarded an MSc Education.

Information for international students

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

UK students
By module
International students

Please see our website for a list of master's degree funding and scholarships.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

MSc with QTS

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 222762