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MA Sport Pedagogy & Physical Education


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Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

Full & Part Time

Entry Requirements and Fees

An honours degree at 2:1 or higher in a related discipline

You will also be required to attend an interview


2021/22 UK fee: £4,900 (full-time) or £810 per 30 credit module

2021/22  International fee: £14,900

University of Chichester alumni receive a 20% fee discount for 2021 entry.

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page.

For further details about international scholarships, please see our Scholarships page.

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James, Physical Education Teacher and Teaching and Learning Coach at Itchen Sixth Form College
MA Sport Pedagogy and Physical Education

Studying this course was a really beneficial and rewarding experience. I chose to study this MA as it allowed me to continue my full-time teaching commitments and apply new knowledge and understanding to my practice whilst completing assignments. The flexibility of study and assessment completion and the fact I could use my PGCE credits to assist in the completion of the course was highly attractive. The content studied was beneficial to the stage of my teaching career; with seven years of experience it was relevant to be studying the 'Coaching and Mentoring' module which directly related to my role as a Teaching and Learning Coach in my workplace. It was an opportunity to reflect on my own practice and the policy/strategies implemented at my workplace. I would highly recommend it especially for those looking to continue their learning and development as a teacher or those looking to progress into leadership and management roles.


Course content

The programme is specifically designed to support the career progression of practitioners in sport and physical education contexts. The MA offers specific options for those who are entering PE professions, working within sports-related organisations or who anticipate doing so. It will accommodate individuals who have completed or anticipate completing a PGCE master’s credit in physical education. 



This course starts in September


You can request a postgraduate prospectus here.

Our facilities

Campus Location: Chichester 

We offer you some of the best sporting facilities available to study for a degree. All of our facilities are designed for academic teaching, research, British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions and for your social/recreational use throughout the week and weekends.

The world-class Tudor Hale Centre for Sport is the focus of sporting activities both academic and recreational at the University. It incorporates a suite of state of the art sport science laboratories, a sports injury clinic, a strength and conditioning room and a fitness centre. In addition there is a sports hall. Located beside the Tudor Hale Centre for Sport you will find our Sports Dome, lano sand dressed astro turf and a grass rugby pitch.

Sports Dome

Four tennis courts which can be used for a variety of sports.

Blue flooring and blue curtains separating courts with student throwing javelins


Sports hall

Used for basketball, netball, trampolining, badminton, volleyball, cricket, soccer, table tennis, hockey and ultimate frisbee.

Fitness suite

Various membership levels available. Weights, resistance and cardio machines.

Weights, resistance and cardio machines

Indoor and outdoor climbing walls and climbing boulder

Available for any student to use after an induction and when Tudor Hale Centre for Sport is open.

Images showing external and internal climbing wall and external boulder

Grass football and rugby pitches

Students playing football and girl passing rugby ball

Floodlit lano sand-dressed astro turf

A top of the range Lano sand-dressed astro all completely compliant to International Hockey federation standards.

  • 110m synthetic athletics track
  • Strength and conditioning room
  • Two multi-purpose gymnasiums
  • Outdoor netball and tennis court
  • Two seminar rooms
  • Cricket nets 


Sport Science Laboratories:

Four dedicated psychology labs including a Virtual Reality Reader, Brain Imaging Unit and Observation Suite.

Student using software to track activity of body for sport psychology

Two dedicated biomechanics labs

Student running with rugby ball with sensor on past tracking posts

Five dedicated physiology labs

Used for testing on treadmills, bikes and various other pieces of equipment.

Physiology labs showing equipment used

An environmental chamber

Used to simulate heat, altitude, etc.

Envinronmental chamber in physiology lab

A sports injury clinic and adjoining rehabilitation space

Sports Therapy students use these spaces for practical sessions and run a clinic. It is open for students, staff and external visitors who require treatment also either from Sports Therapy students or staff.

Sports therapy clinic with beds and rehab room


Indicative modules

  • Research Methods - In this module you will critically explore the relationship between methodological, theoretical and philosophical perspectives in research. It will consider the relationship between theoretical perspective and selection of research tools, the problematisation of research questions and the principles of research design
  • Leadership and Management - Critically explore effective leadership and management models, practice and strategies that can be utilised in the role of a subject leader in physical education, level 3 coach or other equivalent professional role
  • Advanced Pedagogy -  This module is designed to explore critically the pedagogical models of physical education. It will facilitate the understanding of these models and how they can be implemented within a physical education setting
  • Coaching and Mentoring - You will examine the similarities and differences in the roles of teacher, coach, and mentor. Demands that different working contexts and organisation structures place on each role will be critically examined
  • Managing Health Strategies - Evaluate the place of health agendas in sports and physical education contexts
  • Policy Implementation and Management of Change - Critically explore the processes of policy making and implementation. You will consider the complexities of the sport and education policy processes and understand political and institutional prioritisation of particular ideologies
  • Dissertation - This is the culmination of the programme in which you will apply theory to practice in innovative ways. It is the opportunity to complete an in-depth study of a topic, the outcomes of which will have a specific impact on your professional practice personally and/or that of an institution/organisation.

International English Studies

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Teaching and assessment

We pride ourselves on the quality of the teaching given to our students. Innovation, enthusiasm and expertise combine to deliver the excellent standards that give our institution its high reputation for learning and teaching.

When you come to Chichester, you will join a community of students and lecturers working in partnership to ensure that your learning experience reflects best practice and embraces the opportunities presented by new, interactive technologies.

Additional Costs

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