Progress in your career as a physical education practitioner
Our MA Sport Pedagogy and Physical Education course is specifically designed to support the career progression of practitioners currently working in, or planning to work in, sport and physical education.
The MA offers specific options for those who are entering PE professions, working within sports-related organisations or who anticipate doing so.
With full and part time study options, you will have the ability to build your learning around your current professional responsibilities.
It will accommodate individuals who have completed or anticipate completing a PGCE master’s credit in physical education.
Study key elements of pedagogy, coaching, and leadership for physical education
Our MA Sport Pedagogy and Physical Education course is designed to ensure that you are able to support those entering professional physical education positions or are already working within such roles.
Leadership and Management in Sport and Physical Education
You will critically explore effective leadership and management models, practice, and strategies. You will learn how these can be utilised in the role of a subject leader in physical education, level 3 coach, or other equivalent professional role.
Managing Health Strategies in Sport and Physical Educaction
In this module, you will evaluate the place of health agendas in sports and physical education contexts.
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.
Policy Implementation and Management of Change
In this module, you will 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.
Mentoring and Coaching in Sport and Physical Education
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.
Research Methods in Sport and Education Contexts
In this module, you will critically explore the relationship between methodological, theoretical and philosophical perspectives in research. In addition, you will consider the relationship between theoretical perspective and selection of research tools, the problematisation of research questions and the principles of research design.
The Research Dissertation
This module is the culmination of previous learning and is the major element of your independent enquiry on your programme. The module requires that you reflect on, and utilise the knowledge base, context, and application of taught modules, as well as placement experiences. It is designed to encourage you to generate and explore your own ‘problem’ assisted by supervision from a tutor.
Discover a wide range of excellent sporting facilities that support your learning
Teaching and Assessment
Innovative teaching methods that focus on practice
Our team of principal lecturers ensure innovation, enthusiasm and expertise combine to deliver the excellent standards that give our institution its high reputation.
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.
Each module is delivered differently depending on its content and focus of study.
In most modules you can expect lead lectures to introduce core content, but the majority of your time will be spent working in small groups with tutor support in seminars or workshops.
You will be assessed by a variety of methods, including essays, examinations, portfolios, practical assessments, lab reports, and oral presentations.
Our course includes a mix of assessments, so that you may develop a wide range of transferable skills. Modules are assessed at every stage of the course, offering cumulative assessment of your progress.
You can monitor your own progress, allowing you the opportunity to discuss and plan your development with your lecturers throughout the course. Where appropriate special arrangements can be made for students with an identified need.
Course fees 2022/23
UK fee (full-time)
UK fee (part-time)
- An honours degree at 2:1 or higher in a related discipline.
- You will also be required to attend an interview.
- If English is not your first language then English language proficiency required is IELTS 6.5 (with no element less than 5.5) – or equivalent qualification.
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