Why study Education: Pedagogy and Professional Practice in PE?

This degree is particularly suitable for PE teachers, in all phases of education, and sport related professionals at any stage of their career.

The MA in Education: Pedagogy and Professional Practice in Physical Education 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-sixteen sectors, and in other educational establishments.

The programme will offer you the opportunity to be at the forefront of leading professional practice and enable you to make a positive difference to the quality of learning and teaching within your educational setting.

Integral to this Master's 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.

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Apply now to study at St Mary's in 2016. Applications close on Sunday 31st July.

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Contact the Programme Director, Mary Mihovilovic, for a more in-depth discussion about the course.

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Why St Mary's?

Building on its long tradition of excellence in both teacher education and physical and sport education, St Mary's provides a flexible approach to this professional Master's degree.

This programme offers three distinct pathways: Pedagogy, Coaching and Sociology of Sport. These pathways meet the needs of a diverse range of Physical Education teachers and Sport professionals.

The MA in Education: Pedagogy and Professional Practice in Physical Education is offered part-time or full-time as a taught programme at St Mary’s University or a blended programme, designed to meet the needs of practitioners in Physical Education and Sport.

Staff involved in the programme all have considerable experience and expertise in their field of expertise.  They are research active and involved in consultancy and in service training in the fields of physical education and sport, the leadership of innovative practice.

Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time (Two years)
Also Available As: Postgraduate Diploma; Postgraduate Certificate
Please note: This course is not a teaching qualification.


The deadline for postgraduate applications for 2016 entry is Sunday 31st July.
In some instances we may be able to accept applications after this date.