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BA (Hons)

Sport & Physical Education

3 years
September 2024
Foundation entry

Study a sport degree that brings together the science of human movement with theories around the social impact of sport in education.

Why study with us

  • Benefit from personalised guidance from staff with direct knowledge of working in schools to help you pursue your unique goals.
  • Explore international opportunities and tailor your studies to carve out your future path.
  • Enhance your job prospects through inclusive, practical learning alongside industry placements tailored to your field of interest.

What you'll do

  • Learn from experts in the field. You'll be taught by staff with extensive teaching and research backgrounds in sport & physical education.
  • Gain practical skills that will help you excel in a future career in physical education and sport environments, including opportunities to work with local schools, organisations and international partners. Utilise our networks to boost your experience of leadership and teaching, gaining the skills you need to support employability in your chosen profession.
  • You can take on a 48-week sandwich placement in industry. You'll also have the opportunity for study exchanges in Europe and North America.


In Year 3, choose one of the compulsory modules Dissertation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise, or Consultancy Project.

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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Sports facilities

When you study this degree in sport and physical education you'll have access to state-of-the-art facilities

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Academic expertise

Dan Orwin
Lecturer in Physical Education & Sport
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Dan teaches across the physical education and human movement strands of the physical education and sport degree programme. In recognition of their contributions to teaching, Dan is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Dan also supervises dissertation projects relating to phy…

Dr Jess Macbeth
Senior Lecturer in Sports Studies
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Jess is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Studies. She teaches the sociology of sport and physical education, with a particular interest in equity and equality issues experienced by disabled people and women. Her research expertise lies specifically in visually impaired sport and her w…

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Future careers in sport and physical education

The Sport and Physical Education BA (Hons) course is an ideal starting point for a wide range of careers. Studying this degree could lead to a career in teaching, personal training, public services and health management. 

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 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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