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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Develop your understanding of the National Curriculum for Physical Education (PE) in primary, secondary and further education.
  • Put yourself in a strong position to apply for teacher training and postgraduate study.
  • Develop the interpersonal skills you’ll need to practice in educational and managerial settings.
  • Explore contemporary issues that influence the wider context of PE and school sport.
PE teachers can transform young people's lives. On this course you’ll prepare for a rewarding career by studying physical education and school sports – including practical activities, sport science, sociology, philosophy, research and developing professional practice. How you learn In your foundation year, you will study 4 modules that have been specially designed to prepare you for the degree pathway in your chosen area. The assessments for the course have also been designed with flexibility in mind and allow you to complete assessments on topics that you are interested in and relate closely to your chosen degree pathway. You’ll learn through problem-based, collaborative frameworks which prepare you for professional work. The course is structured around a combination of taught, directed and self-directed learning opportunities. You’re expected to undertake multiple roles – with our supportive staff helping you to build your skills. You learn through
  • lectures
  • practical workshops
  • work placements
  • coursework
  • examinations
You’ll also have the opportunity to study and work abroad –gaining hands-on experience of the education environment – with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme. Applied learning Work placements There’s a mandatory six-week (minimum) placement in an appropriate setting, which is a significant component of the course. You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.


Year 1 Compulsory modules Developing Professional Practice One 20 Games - Practical Activities 20 Gymnastics - Practical Activities 20 Introduction To Thinking Sociologically And Philosophically 20 Outdoor And Adventurous Activities 20 Science Of Physical Education And Coaching 20 Year 2 Compulsory modules Aquatics And Dance - Practical Activities 20 Athletics And Health-Related Exercise 20 Developing Professional Practice Two 20 Research Methods In Sport 20 Sport Science Two 20 The Politics Of Physical Education 20 Year 3 Optional modules Placement Year Final year Compulsory modules Applied Practical Pedagogy 20 Developing Professional Practice Three 20 Project In Sport 40 Elective modules Applied Health And Exercise Science 20 Pe Spaces, Identity And The Body 20 Physical Education As A Tool For Social Control/Change 20 Science For Teaching Gcse/A'level Pe And Btec Sport 20

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15860 Year 1
International £15860 Year 1

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Physical Education and School Sport at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS