The University of Edinburgh

Degree level: Undergraduate

Physical Education

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Course summary

Our MA (Hons) Physical Education programme aims to develop practitioners with:

  • professional values
  • professional knowledge and skills
  • their own vision for physical education
Our degree offers an excellent route into physical education careers both in the UK and abroad. After you graduate you can register with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS). Wherever you go on to work, our programme will leave you well-positioned to articulate, advocate and action what it means to teach for a better world. How we teach The four principles of our degree are:
  • applied learning
  • opportunity
  • connection
  • community
You' ll build your knowledge, skills and vision of education in various ways, including:
  • placements in our partner schools (and others) that offer opportunities to apply theory into practice
  • learning underpinned by values of social justice, inclusion, sustainability and professional inquiry
  • opportunities to take courses from across the university to broaden and develop your learning and interests
  • connections with students in other years and on other programmes
  • our sense of community, including good links with schools, guest lectures, awards and a peer support network
We support you to become a confident, creative, reflective practitioner. We aim to produce graduates with a critical awareness of their own teacher identity, ready to work in 21st century education systems. Mental health and wellbeing partnership Student teachers at the University of Edinburgh also engage with our mental health and wellbeing programme. This is provided through our unique partnership with children' s mental health charity Place2Be and helps you to support mental wellbeing in your classrooms and in yourself.

Course details

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Secondary

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application codes

Course code:
XC61
Institution code:
E56
Campus name:
Central area campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Detailed entry requirements, including typical offer levels, and information about other qualifications we accept, are available on the University of Edinburgh’s website. You’ll also find important information on how to apply. You must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes details of the qualifications you are taking, including full predicted grades for qualifications not yet completed, your personal statement and your reference.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/2022/degrees/index.php?action=programme&code=XC61

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about minimum qualification requirements for this course

https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/2022/degrees/index.php?action=programme&code=XC61

Additional entry requirements

Health checks

There is fitness to practise guidance for people who wish to become teachers, we strongly advise you to make yourself aware of this before you apply. Please consult the Higher Educational Occupational Physicians/Practitioners (HEOPS) website for fitness to practise guidelines for this degree.

Interview

Admission to this degree includes an interview process. Further details on the process will be sent to candidates shortlisted for interview.

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Other

It is important that applicants for teacher education programmes show commitment, motivation and suitability for their programme and the profession. This can be demonstrated in your personal statement by reflecting on relevant work experience, and explaining your understanding of the teacher’s role. For more guidance please see the University website.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.56.5 overall with 5.5 in each component.
TOEFL (iBT)9292 or above with 20 in each section (including Special Home Edition). We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.
Cambridge English Advanced176 overall with 162 in each component.
Cambridge English Proficiency176 overall with 162 in each component.
Trinity ISEISE II with a distinction in all four components.

You must demonstrate a level of English language competency at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies, regardless of your nationality or country of residence.For SQA, GCSE and IB students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher: SQA National 5 at C; SQA Standard Grade at 3; SQA Intermediate 1 at A; SQA Intermediate 2 at C; GCSE/IGSCE at C or 4; Level 2 Certificate Grade C or IB Standard Level at 5 (English ab initio is not accepted for entry). We also accept a wider range of international qualifications and tests. English language qualifications must be no more than three and a half years old from the start date of the degree you are applying to study, unless you are using IELTS, TOEFL, or Trinity ISE, in which case it must be no more than two years old.

Full details of our English language requirements can be found on our website:

https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/entry-requirements/english-language


Unistats information

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90%
Student satisfaction
86%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
91%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
EU £30400 Year 1
International £30400 Year 1

Additional fee information

Scottish students must apply to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for payment of their tuition fees. EU On 9th July 2020 the decision was made by the Scottish Government to end free university tuition for European Union (EU) students starting in 2021-22. Funding policy for EU nationals and associated groups starting a course of study in academic year 2022-23 or later will be in line with international fees. Full time international and EU students will pay a fixed annual fee rate for the duration of their programme.
Physical Education at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS