University of Winchester

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The University of Winchester

Physical Education and Sport

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Course summary

  • Gain a range of widely recognised coaching qualifications in your first year
  • Learn from expert tutors who love to share their passion and enthusiasm for their research and subject specialisms
  • Excel in your studies and favourite sports at our cutting-edge sport and exercise facilities
  • Gain tailored exposure to careers and professional leadership in a mandatory Leadership in PE and Sport module
  • Opportunity to travel to Chicago, Illinois, for a two-week intensive study period
This exciting, multi-disciplinary degree will prepare you to pursue postgraduate teacher training in physical education, while maintaining a broad view on education, sport and wellbeing. You will be joining a community of scholars of sport and education, where together we stimulate a high degree of independence and resilience. You will be taught by leaders in their field using interactive elements or practical activities, and benefit from guest speakers including professionals from industry, alumni, and academic researchers. The University of Winchester is one of the leading providers of sport-related higher education in England and has consistently high levels of student satisfaction. This dynamic course allows you to take advantage of our excellent sport and exercise facilities, which include our own stadium complete with an eight-lane athletics track, a large sports hall on-campus and laboratories kitted out with the latest high-tech analysis equipment. In Year 1, half your modules will cover educational theory and practices in a broad sense, to lay the foundations of more specialised areas of study in the second and third year. The rest of your modules will centre on Sports Coaching, allowing you to gain coaching qualifications, such as Safeguarding, as you complete them. In the second year, you will continue to explore the relation between education and society from a broad theoretical view in two mandatory Education modules, as well delving more specifically into the theoretical framework of Physical Education. You also have the freedom to pursue an option in a topic of your choice, ranging from disability and inclusion to religion, gender and technology. In addition, you’ll learn Designing Exercise Interventions, Coaching Special Populations, and Sport for Development. During this year, you will have to complete a 24-hour volunteering placement with a school or charitable setting of your choice. In the final year, a Dissertation will allow you to explore a topic of your choice in more depth. You’ll also study Critical Issues in Sports Coaching, and Strength and Conditioning. The Leadership in PE and Sport module will cover a range of key themes and topics such as health and wellbeing, nutrition, employability and more. You can then choose another two optional modules from a variety of subject areas related to education including early childhood, philosophy, and history. If you are seeking to enter the teaching profession our comprehensive programme provides the necessary intellectual, theoretical and critical skills for postgraduate teacher training in physical education. In addition to postgraduate teacher training, you will be well prepared for other avenues of postgraduate study at masters level and beyond; for example, in educational theory and philosophy, public health, sport, or inclusive practice and wellbeing. If you decide not to enter the teaching profession, the programme gives you the experiences and skills to pursue graduate roles in a range of fields including community sport development, tourism, leisure, sports coaching and promotion, the armed forces and the charity sector. Graduates enter roles within teaching, sport coaching, tourism and the armed forces. The University of Winchester ranks in the top 10 in the UK for graduates in employment or further study according to the Graduate Outcomes Survey 2021, HESA.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications). If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £16700 Year 1
International £16700 Year 1

Additional fee information

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