Taught course

Physical Education, Sport and Physical Literacy

University of Wales Trinity Saint David · School of Sport, Health and Outdoor Education

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for the programmes are dependent on the background of the individual applicants, and consideration is given to professional experience, prior educational awards, written and verbal communication skills and career aspirations. Applicants must be interviewed to be accepted on the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

At a time of increasing concerns about physical activity and health, the MA Physical Education programme explores the issues around physical activity and how to support the development of physical literacy from early childhood, through to later life in the home, school and community.

The modules in the programme will help you to develop an understanding of how we can increase participation in physical activity and how we develop physical competence and motivation at all levels. The programme explores a personal philosophy in relation to physical education, sport and physical literacy. You will study how to lead and manage areas of work in relation to the development of health and wellbeing and how to conduct research. You will also examine and evaluates how work in the field has an impact on pupil outcomes and physical activity levels and how to develop this.

This programme is the only one of its kind in the UK and is supported by the Wales Institute for Physical Literacy. The programme is designed to be flexible to relate to the broad range of different contexts which all contribute to the development of physical literacy. The team of tutors that contribute to the programme are experts in the field.

There is an option to apply for the Wales Institute for Physical Literacy Bursary for the value of full Dissertation fees.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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