Physical Education

University of Brighton

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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This course enables you to gain a broad practical understanding of physical education, combined with sport science and social science perspectives of physical education and sport. You will study at our Eastbourne campus with its extensive sport and fitness facilities, and BASES-accredited sport science labs. You will also have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner universities. You will develop your experience in practical activity areas including dance, athletics and swimming, as well as learn about more alternative sports and activities. Areas of personal interest can be explored in more depth through option modules. Placements will enable you to develop practical experience and apply what you have learned in the real world. We’ll help you find a placement that best reflects your career aspirations. Students have had placements with organisations such as schools, outdoor and adventurous activity centres, professional football clubs, NHS rehabilitation programmes and Sky Sports. You’ll be taught by an inspirational course team who have many years’ experience of working within physical education and who are widely published. We are one of just 10 institutions nationally, selected by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), to become a CIMSPA Higher Education Partner. We are part of their pilot programme to develop CIMSPA endorsed and quality assured degree programmes to improve students’ employment prospects. The partnership also offers many benefits for students studying this course. Don’t meet the entry requirements? The University of Brighton Sport BSc(Hons) with integrated foundation year provides an extra year of study at foundation level for students who do not hold the academic qualifications or experience required for entry to this course. Successful completion of the foundation year enables you to progress onto year 1 of this degree.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeXC36
Institution code B72
Campus nameEastbourne
Campus codeE

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points
A level CCC - BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM - DMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 24 credits Pass Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points Must include three subjects at Higher Level.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H4

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5. in each element, or equivalent English Language qualification.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14604 Year 1

Additional fee information

The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2020–21. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full-time or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take. If your course includes a sandwich year option you will pay a reduced fee during this year; £1,290 for home students and £2,076 for international students. International students should confirm the tuition fee for the course you are applying for by using our course finder. You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included in your fees, can be found on our website.
Physical Education at University of Brighton - UCAS