Leeds Beckett University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Physical Education

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Course summary

This multidisciplinary physical education course enables you to create a programme of study that best meets your individual career goals and learning needs. The degree provides the ideal foundation for a career in teaching, as well as a range of other exciting professions in sport. As part of your course, you'll:

  • Study at our world-class sports facilities on campus, taking part in a range of physical activities across the three years
  • Discover all aspects of physical education, including different teaching and learning approaches, how to work inclusively with diverse groups, and the benefits of lifelong physical activity
  • Gain hands-on experience by working with young people in a variety of settings including teaching PE in primary, secondary and special schools, engaging with external organisations, and leading community groups
  • Choose from a range of optional modules to develop expertise in specialist areas and enhance your employability prospects
  • Apply an understanding of research into a variety of settings to explore, investigate and examine the experiences of others that you are supporting and educating

Course details


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • PE & Sport Pedagogy 1a
  • PE & Sport Pedagogy 1b
  • Scientific Foundations of Human Movement for PE
  • The Making of Modern PE
  • Sociology of PE
  • Psychology of Motor Learning
  • Personal, Professional & Academic Development
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • PE & Sport Pedagogy 2
  • Employability in PE
  • Research Methods for PE
Plus at least one from the following year 2 modules:
  • Applied Social Science of PE
  • Social Psychology
  • Applied Human Movement for PE2
In addition, choose from a list of Year 2 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list Year 3 Core Modules:
  • PE & Sport Pedagogy 3
  • Final Year Project
Plus at least one from the following year 3 modules:
  • Contemporary Issues in PE & Youth Sport
  • Applied Psychology
  • Analysing Human Movement
In addition, choose from a list of Year 3 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14000 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 £14000 Year 1

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Physical Education at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS