Taught course

Physical Education and Sport (Leadership)

University of Bedfordshire · School of Physical Education and Sport Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2:2 Honours degree in a related subject from a recognised higher education institution.

Months of entry


Course content

This is an intellectually demanding professional course delivered through blended learning designed to enhance and develop your career in physical education or youth sport. It will support you in developing the knowledge and skills required for leadership positions in these fields, and deepen your critical understanding of the issues facing professionals in physical education and sport settings. Each unit is grounded in the most recent research on the physical education environment, pedagogies and youth voice, and draws on your practical experience.

Key features

  • The course combines intensive, compressed teaching time combined with flexible off-site guided learning to fit around your work in a school or youth sport setting
  • Develop an advanced understanding of pedagogy and practice around social justice and youth voice; sport and education policy; leadership skills and reflection; and public health concerns
  • Benefit from our links with schools, Sport England, governing bodies and active partnerships

Career opportunities

The course prepares you to progress your career in education or youth sport in leadership roles. The advanced knowledge and research skills also opens up the path to higher degrees by research (MPhil/PhD)

Areas of study may include:

  • Advanced pedagogy through models-based practice
  • Behavioural science and public health
  • Critical issues in sport and physical activity
  • Innovative and effective pedagogies
  • Leadership principles and practice
  • Contemporary sports policy

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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0300 3300 703