Stranmillis University College

Stranmillis University College

Physical Education

The course responds to the demand for specialist professional development in this discipline for practitioners and academics in Northern Ireland; the modules in the pathway enable students to extend and enrich their knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues relating to the effective strategic development of physical education (PE) in the primary and post-primary sectors. An in-depth analysis of current research, theory and policy encourages students to evaluate practice in a number of different contexts; students are challenged to critically debate local, national and international perspectives and developments in PE; students also develop recognised professional competences throughout completion of the course which contributes to their continuing professional development and vocational aspirations.

Entry requirements

Applicants normally hold a relevant 2.2 Honours degree or above in a related discipline, and preferably a professional teaching qualification; however, applicants who do not meet the requirements above are considered on an individual basis, where there is evidence of relevant experience; applicants may be required to attend an interview to determine their suitability for entry.

Course modules

Modules include: Research methods; active schools; reflective practice in PE; dissertation.

Assessment methods

The Master's is assessed through a range of coursework methods typically including: Written assignments; individual and/or group presentations; policy and/or strategy formulation; multi-media productions; monitoring and evaluation reports; critical reports; independent research study.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MEd Part-time £ 733 per Module (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stranmillis University College Belfast BT9 5DY Northern Ireland

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