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Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy MA

University of Bedfordshire

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Bedford Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About the course

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.

Intermediate qualifications available:

Postgraduate certificate - 60 credits at Masters level
Postgraduate diploma - 120 credits at Masters level

Why choose this course?

  • Study in a supportive and innovative environment, on a course covering a unique combination of topics designed to integrate with current physical education policy
  • Explore opportunities to contribute in an enterprising and creative way to the field and practice of physical education and sport pedagogy
  • Develop a high level of understanding of physical education practice and policy providing you with a basis for life-long learning and successful career development in your chosen professional area of physical education and sport pedagogy
  • Gain from studying with staff with impressive backgrounds with nationally and internationally recognised research interests, as well as access to state-of-the-art facilities
  • Benefit from a course designed to prepare you to work in a range of sport or education contexts, including physical education teaching; sports coaching (elite, performance, development and/or community); physical education teacher education; sport development or educational research and/or continue to further research-based study on MSc by research, MPhil or PhD programmes.

How will I be assessed?

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 upon independent critical thinking. You are expected to have strong reading, writing and presentation skills in English and the ability to understand physical education and sport pedagogy in its very wide social, political, and philosophical multidimensionality. Formative assessment will be used to provide you with the opportunity for feedback that is both peer and teacher directed, to enable you to review and improve your work, before summative assessment wherever possible. There will be a range of summative assessment methods on the course that permit you to build on your strengths and address your weaknesses. Each unit will be assessed separately, using different mixes of assessment and modes of learning including: individual presentations and reports, essays, and projects. The details of these assessments are given in the individual Unit Information Forms where the connections to the Course Learning Outcomes are made clear. To help you meet the summative assessment demands, and as part of the teaching and learning strategy which is set out to achieve the course learning outcomes, a series of formative and diagnostic assessment methods are used across the course, including oral and written presentations, writing reports, planning and review exercises. Assessment methods have been selected to support the development of pedagogical research skills and knowledge, whilst satisfying unit and course learning outcomes. Your ability to carry out independent research will be assessed through a research project reported in a dissertation. The dissertation provides you with the opportunity to use your growing and developing knowledge and skills.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,275per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Bedfordshire

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  • Campus address

    University of Bedfordshire, Park Square, Luton, Luton, LU1 3JU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    54th out of 81 1

    61st out of 84 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    105 53%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    104 52%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%



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