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Physical Education & School Sport

1 year
September 2024

Do you want to elevate your career in Physical Education? Our MA in Physical Education and School Sport aims to enhance your theoretical understanding and applied practice of Physical Education and school-based Leadership.

Why study with us

  • Our degree is highly flexible, student-centred and personally relevant. We are firmly committed to the co-creation of assessment topics and working with you to ensure that your Masters journey is meaningful to you, at whatever stage of your career.
  • Our holistic support for all students, from all backgrounds, is outstanding. You will be joining a highly inclusive learning community and will be encouraged to develop a personal vision for Physical Education so that you can support others more effectively in the future.
  • Our research-led degree will challenge you to develop a critical self-awareness by reflecting on your experiences to date and by engaging with contemporary debates and core concepts which are at the forefront of the Physical Education profession.

What you'll do

  • You’ll study a range of crucial areas relating to Physical Education including curriculum and pedagogy, leadership and management, sociology, philosophy and politics.
  • You’ll enjoy the freedoms and responsibilities of a self-initiated and self-directed professional inquiry relating to an area of personal and/or professional interest.
  • You’ll hear from guest speakers from the Physical Education profession and Sport industry.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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View the course facilities

We have a wide range of facilities available when it comes to sport at UCLan, from classroom based teaching in Greenbank building to the multi-million pound Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre and premier multi-sports venue UCLan Sports Arena.

Academic expertise

If you'd like to discuss the course please contact course leader Andrew Sprake by email.

Dr Andrew Sprake
Lecturer in Sport and Physical Education
Dr Alan Thomson
Senior Lecturer in Sport and Physical Education
Dr Cliff Olsson
Senior Lecturer
Dr Craig Wright
Senior Lecturer
Dr Jess Macbeth
Senior Lecturer in Sports Studies
Helen O'Donnell
Lecturer and Course Leader, MSc Sport Business Management
Craig Lawlor
Lecturer in Sports Coaching and Performance Analysis
Dan Orwin
Lecturer in Physical Education & Sport
Dr Danny Nuttall
Senior Lecturer
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The course ensures you are well-equipped with contemporary theoretical understanding of, and innovative pedagogical approaches to, Physical Education in order to thrive in the profession. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who has an interest in Physical Education and wants to advance their career in Physical Education and Sport.
MA Physical Education and School Sport student Ellen Smyth
Ellen Smyth
MA Physical Education and School Sport

Our degree has strong national and international links with a range of relevant professional bodies, including:

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,000 per year
Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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