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Course summary

Learn how to educate others to become motivated, healthy, confident and physically competent. You'll enable people to take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life. 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 this 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
Find out more As well as practical sessions which explore approaches to teaching and learning, you’ll use our specialist sports facilities to study the physiology and psychology behind human movement and behaviour. Your theoretical and practical learning will be extended by the varied employability opportunities available on the course. Your experiences will also be enhanced by work placements, guest speakers, external visits, and real-life case study assessments. Why study Physical Education at Leeds Beckett University...
  • 94% of students on BA (Hons) Physical Education were positive about the way teaching staff explain things*
  • Carnegie School of Sport has a long history and successful record of inspiring the next generation of sports educators and supporting world class athletes
  • Our new Carnegie School of Sport’s £45m state-of-the-art building offers world class facilities and an excellent learning environment
  • Employability opportunities embedded in all aspects of the course and offered throughout your three years
  • Sport volunteering opportunities, which have previously included the Olympics, World Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games
  • Links with our Carnegie School of Education will enable you to continue your journey towards becoming a PE teacher by studying a postgraduate teaching qualification
*National Student Survey 2023


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 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

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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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

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Physical Education at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS