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Year of Entry 2020/21
BSc (Honours)

Physical Education and School Sport

Develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of physical education, enhancing your ability to apply them in a variety of educational settings.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year) ††
International: £13,650 per year
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? C603
When do I start? September 2020
Placement year available? Yes

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Student satisfaction

This course scored 91% for overall satisfaction in the 2019 National Student Survey.

Course summary

  • Develop subject knowledge and understanding of the concepts, processes and content of the National Curriculum for Physical Education (PE) in primary, secondary and further education.
  • Put yourself in a strong position to apply for teacher training and postgraduate study.
  • Develop personal and interpersonal qualities that prepare you to be a skilful practitioner in educational and managerial settings.
  • Explore contemporary issues that influence the wider context of PE and school sport.
  • Have the opportunity to work abroadErasmus funding is available for European placements.

PE teachers can transform young people's lives. On this course you prepare for this rewarding career by studying physical education and school sports, including practical activities, sport science, sociology and philosophy, research and developing professional practice.

Student View

Watch student Hollie Barton talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch lecturer Kirsty Hemingway talk about this course.

The physical education profession can involve physically strenuous, psychologically demanding and emotionally taxing work. The teaching is based on learning principles that involve you in scholarships that are collaborative and which prepare you for professional development.

The course is structured around a combination of taught, directed and self-directed learning opportunities. You are expected to undertake multiple roles and staff will help you build your skills.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • practical workshops
  • work placements
  • coursework
  • examinations

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.

Applied learning

Work placements

A mandatory six-week (minimum) placement in an appropriate setting is a significant component of the course. This provides you with the opportunity to apply theory to real-world practice and further enhance your employability and professional skills. You also have the opportunity to undertake additional placements, internships and volunteer roles across a range of activities.

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • secondary education
  • primary education
  • further education
  • leadership and managerial roles
  • project management
  • the police
  • the armed forces
Student success story

Our industry links provide superb opportunities for our students. Here, two undergraduates talk about how placements at Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday have brought them closer to their dream jobs.

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus

Collegiate campus

Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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Location

Collegiate Crescent
Sheffield
S10 2BP

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work in a variety of world-class sports facilities including

  • the English Institute of Sport
  • Ponds Forge International Sports Centre
  • the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Science

Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112

From two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept General Studies. For example:

  • BBC at A Level.
  • DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ or general studies.

GCSE

  • English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 or equivalents*
  • Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalents*

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

• an Access to HE Diploma from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3 of which at least 39 level 3 credits should be graded at merit or above.

You also need to demonstrate an ability to
• study academic subjects at degree level
• debate topics and issues
• draw on conclusions from written material
• study independently as well as a member of a group
• use computers and technology associated with contemporary teaching, learning and assessment methods
• successfully complete a range of assignments including researched essays and practical examinations

This is normally achieved by completing academic study at level three or above in the last four years.

* GCSE English and mathematics equivalents accepted are:

• equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

We strongly recommend that you tell us about any long term health conditions or disabilities you may have. This is so we can assess whether we can deliver the course in such a way that you can meet the course requirements and take part without disadvantage. You can contact our University student support staff on 0114 225 3964 (voice and Minicom) and explore any issues you may have.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Developing Professional Practice One Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Games - Practical Activities Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Gymnastics - Practical Activities Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Thinking Sociologically And Philosophically Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Outdoor And Adventurous Activities Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sport Science One Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Athletic, Aquatic And Dance Activities Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Developing Professional Practice Two Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Research In Physical Education Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sport Science Two Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: The Politics Of Physical Education Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Practical Pedagogy Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Developing Professional Practice Three Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Dissertation Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Health And Exercise Science Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Applied Sport Science Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Pe Spaces, Identity And The Body Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Physical Education As A Tool For Social Control/Change Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. ††

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year.

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Financial support for home/EU students

How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Sport and physical activity courses (PDF)

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