Physical Education at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS

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Course summary

This degree is the flexible approach to a future in PE teaching at either primary or secondary level. The course is closely aligned with our BEd (Hons) Secondary Education with Physical Education course, so you’ll enjoy much of the same content during your studies. However, the entry requirements to this three-year course are not quite so demanding. This course is the ideal route to School Direct or PGCE courses in PE. Through this physical education degree, students are able to experience a blend of theoretical study, practical application and school-based placements. This healthy combination helps students perfect their understanding of and approach to teaching as a whole. The varied taught course combines practical small group workshops, lectures and seminars and work placements. Assessments will include coursework, examination, practical performance, presentations, coursework and teaching. This blend allows students to demonstrate their skills and abilities in various ways, showing their individual strengths. Why study at Marjon? • First-class facilities used by world-class athletes • Small, person-focused university • No.2 university in England for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2024) • No.4 university in the UK for Career Prospects (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2023) • No.4 uni in England for Education (Student Experience) (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023)


In Year 1 you will study, Personal and professional Development, Growth and Development, Anatomy and Physiology, the Fundamentals of movement, the Organisation of Sport and Education and International studies in sport and Physical Education. In Year 2 you will study, Physical Education through the Environment, Pedagogy and Performance in Physical Education, Research Methods, Learning Theory and the Learner, Planning and Assessment through Physical Education and you will also complete a 100 hour Work Based Learning Placement within either a Secondary, Primary or Special school. In Year 3 you will study, Pedagogy in Practice and complete a Dissertation. You will also make some choices from a selection of modules; Thematic Learning in Education, Leadership and Management, Coaching Children in Sport and Disability and Sport. Across the 3 year BA Physical Education degree programme, you will be assessed using a range of methods;

Assessment method

Formative Tasks (5), Essay (6), Presentation or Poster Presentation (7), Portfolio (4), Exam/Seen Exam/Multi-Choice (6), Report (4), Oral Assessment (1), Practical Performance (2), Extended Evaluation (3), Case Study (1), Learning Resource (2), Article (writing for an audience) (1), Review of Literature (1), Action Research Project (1)

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Other Level 3 qualifications will be considered

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £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 £14500 Year 1

Additional fee information

EU applicants will be classed as International unless they have Pre-settled or Settled status.
Physical Education at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS