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Develop your career opportunities within sport and physical education context

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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.

This part time course will give you 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.


MA Sport Pedagogy and Physical Education graduate and Physical Education Teacher and Teaching and Learning Coach at Itchen Sixth Form College
"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. 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."

The Course

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.

This list is indicative and subject to change.

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.

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.

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 Costs

Course fees 2024/25

UK fee (part-time)
per 30 credit module

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

To find out about any additional costs on this course, please see our Additional Costs page.

Entry Requirements

  • 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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