St Mary's University, Twickenham

St Mary's University, Twickenham

Pedagogy and Professional Practice in Physical Education

This programme is aimed at physical education teachers and sports professionals at any stage of their careers. It can be of great benefit to those in senior and middle leadership roles (and those aspiring to leadership positions) in the early years, primary, secondary and post 16 sectors, and in other educational establishments. The programme will offer students the opportunity to be at the forefront of leading professional practice and enable them to make a positive difference to the quality of learning and teaching within their educational setting. Integral to the programme is the opportunity to undertake a small-scale research enquiry into an aspect of practice as part of an intellectually challenging learning experience that relates theory to practice leading to the development of knowledge and skills relevant to practice and supporting career progression.

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to hold a good 1st degree (2.2 or above) and be working in an educational setting.

Course modules

Core modules: physical education and sport leadership (philosophy, sociology and psychology of pedagogy); research methods for professional practice in physical education and sport; academic paper and conference presentation. Optional modules: pedagogy (educational context and issues within teaching and learning; coaching and mentoring (pedagogy through physical education and sport); sociology of physical education and sport (policy and politics in physical education and sport; pedagogy and learning in physical education and sport (theory through reflective research); coaching and mentoring (early years to adolescence, physical activity and human behaviour; sociology (social theory in physical education and sport).

Assessment methods

Assessment of modules is though coursework, applied in many cases to a relevant work setting.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
St Mary's University, Twickenham Richmond upon Thames TW1 4SX South East

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Postgraduate Admissions Team
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020 8240 4027