Full-time: One year, Part-time: Usually two years.
Mixed Mode, Full-time and Part-time
The MA in Physical Education and Sport Studies will develop and enhance the knowledge and skills of its students to provide them with the potential to make a significant contribution to the sport and education industries. The ever changing and complex nature of this area means that there is a need for high quality, effective managers and leaders with the knowledge and capabilities to drive evolving education and community initiatives.
Thus, the course is suitable for existing professionals within the sports and education industry and those with an appropriate undergraduate qualification who aspire to a career in the area of physical education and school sport.
Students require a good honours degree (or equivalent) in which a major part of their studies has incorporated aspects of sports. Other graduates who can demonstrate a commitment to the study of sport or who have significant experience in the sport industry will also be considered for entry.
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This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.
It is important to note that should your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prove to be unsatisfactory for the purpose of the course you have applied to, your offer of a place for that course may be withdrawn. If you have already enrolled on a course and your DBS check subsequently discloses a criminal conviction, you may be required to withdraw from the course even if you have already started. If you are aware that your DBS check will disclose a previous conviction, please contact the course leader for advice as not all convictions may preclude you from continuing with the course.
The School of Sport and Health Sciences has strong links with a large number of sports organisations, including professional sports teams, public and private sector sports providers and grassroots sports clubs. We regularly invite guest speakers from industry to speak to students within modules across a range of our courses.
The teaching and learning environment will be interactive and challenging. It is organised to ensure that key concepts, theories and, where appropriate, practices relevant to work within the PESS sector form a central role in the student's learning. Throughout the programme students will engage in a range of learning activities including lectures, seminars, debates, case studies, presentations and group work. The staff on the programme are friendly and supportive and have a high degree of professional experience both within higher education and working in the industry. This means that learning is stimulating, creative and challenging.
Assessment includes consultancy reports, essays, presentations, interviews, and for those completing the Master of Arts Programme, a dissertation. All of these are designed to relate to current practice within the sports industry.