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International/EU: £14,415 per year
- 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.
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.
Watch student Hollie Barton talk about what it’s like to study on this course.
How you learn
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
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
- practical workshops
- work placements
You may also be able to work or study abroad with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme.
Course leaders and tutors
Julie has been a Senior Lecturer in the Academy of Sport and Physical Activity since 2002
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.
Come to an open day
Find out more at our undergraduate open days. Book now for your place.
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 through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.
Collegiate Library can be found just off Ecclesall Road. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
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
Learn more about your department
Find out about the Sports and Physical Activity subject area at Sheffield Hallam University.
From at least 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.
- English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 or equivalents*
- Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalents*
• An approved Access to HE Diploma in a sport related subject. Normally we require 15 of the level 3 credits to be graded at distinction.
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'.
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 will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.
|Module: Developing Professional Practice One||Credits: 20||
|Module: Games - Practical Activities||Credits: 20||
|Module: Gymnastics - Practical Activities||Credits: 20||
|Module: Introduction To Thinking Sociologically And Philosophically||Credits: 20||
|Module: Outdoor And Adventurous Activities||Credits: 20||
|Module: Science Of Physical Education And Coaching||Credits: 20||
|Module: Applied Athletic, Aquatic And Dance Activities||Credits: 40||
|Module: Developing Professional Practice Two||Credits: 20||
|Module: Research Methods In Sport||Credits: 20||
|Module: Sport Science Two||Credits: 20||
|Module: The Politics Of Physical Education||Credits: 20||
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Applied Practical Pedagogy||Credits: 20||
|Module: Developing Professional Practice Three||Credits: 20||
|Module: Project In Sport||Credits: 40||
|Module: Applied Health And Exercise Science||Credits: 20||
|Module: Applied Sport Science||Credits: 20||
|Module: Pe Spaces, Identity And The Body||Credits: 20||
|Module: Physical Education As A Tool For Social Control/Change||Credits: 20||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/23 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 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.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,415 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
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, 255.9KB)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.
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This course scored 95% for overall satisfaction in the 2020 National Student Survey.