This degree programme provides the transferable skills required to work in either the public, private or voluntary sectors. You will have the opportunity to gain National Governing Body qualifications in a variety of sports. Work placement opportunities exist within local schools and colleges, sports clubs and societies, and community groups, to enable the development of practical skills and teaching capabilities.
National incentives have been instrumental in linking schools with sports clubs and encouraging sporting habits for life, investing funding in organisations and projects to create more opportunities for young people to play sport and to nurture and develop talent. This is therefore a pertinent time to pursue opportunities within the field of physical education.
What will this course cover?
You will fully explore the fundamentals of physical education; applied practical skills, child development, pedagogical skills, sport policy and practice, performance and analysis. Practical and academic studies analyse the effects of exercise on the body and a range of physical activities experienced at all levels, from elite athletes through to children.
UCAS CODE: C602
Teaching and Learning
Your course consists of a combination of structured learning and teaching activities and independent learning. The programme specification will provide more information on the specific learning and teaching activities on this course.
Your overall workload will include your learning and teaching activities and independent learning with total study time of around 10 hours being worth 1 credit. While your actual contact hours will depend on any option modules you choose.
Year 1: 20 percent of your time is spent in timetabled teaching and learning activity
|Teaching, learning and assessment:||240 hours|
|Independent learning:||960 hours|
Year 2: 23 percent of your time is spent in timetabled teaching and learning activity
|Teaching, learning and assessment:||280 hours|
|Independent learning:||920 hours|
Year 3: 25 percent of your time is spent in timetabled teaching and learning activity
|Teaching, learning and assessment:||300 hours|
|Independent learning:||900 hours|
You will be given opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. This may take the form of practice or ‘formative’ assessments for which you will receive feedback from your tutor. Formative assessments are developmental and any marks you receive do not count towards your overall module mark. There is at least one formal or ‘summative’ assessment towards the end of each module. The marks from summative assessments do count towards your overall module mark.
Assessment methods vary, but your programme specification will provide more information on the specific methods used on this course. You can find out more about the assessment methods used across the University in the assessment guide on the Academic Advice pages.
Balance of assessment
The balance of assessment will vary depending on any option modules you choose. Assessments are broken down into coursework, written exams or practical. Coursework covers both written work such as essays and reports and practical work such as the preparation of a portfolio and project outputs completed on many art and design programmes. Exams include both formal written exams and in-class time-constrained assessments or TCAs. Practical assessments largely consist of oral presentations and contributions to seminars, and competency-based activities such as clinical or lab skills.
|50 percent coursework||0 percent written exams||50 percent practical|
|55 percent coursework||0 percent written exams||45 percent practical|
|80 percent coursework||0 percent written exams||20 percent practical|
Please note: The percentages above do not include any pass/fail elements as these do not contribute to the overall degree classification. All modules must be successfully completed for credit to be awarded.
You will receive feedback on all assessed coursework and practical assignments and we aim to provide this within three weeks. Feedback on examinations is also available on request.
Assessment feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module leader.
What are the course entry requirements?
A typical offer will be a UCAS Tariff score of 80. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.
For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a degree course, can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation Year; find out more.
This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course.
Each module is worth a specified number of credits (typically either 15 or 30 credits for undergraduate courses). Compulsory (or ‘core’) modules cover key subject knowledge, while ‘option’ modules enable you to develop your own interests. For a full-time course you must take modules worth a total of 120 credits at each level of the course. The number of option modules you can take depends on the number of compulsory modules at each level. You can find more information about how your course is structured via the Academic Advice pages.
Our teaching is informed by research and employer requirements, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the subject area. In addition, where we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an option module, this may not be offered. If an option module does not run, we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.
The modules available on this course are as follows:
Year 1 Modules
- Assessment and Curriculum Design
- Fundamental Sports Science within Physical Education
- Games and Athletic Activities
- Sport Pedagogy and Skill Acquisition
Year 2 Modules
- Contemporary Issues in PE
- Gymnastics and Dance
- Research Methods
- Working with Children
Year 3 Modules
- Group and Behaviour Management
- Research Project
- Swimming and Outdoor Education
- Youth Physical Activity and Health
How much does it cost
Full Time Home and EU: UK/EU tuition fees for 2017 entry are £9,250 per year. per year
Full Time International: International tuition fees for 2017 entry are £13,500 per year. per year
Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.
Fees quoted are for the next intake and are subject to change. Fee costs for subsequent years may rise in line with inflation, course delivery costs or subject to government regulations.
For information on financial assistance to support your learning, visit our Undergraduate Fees and Funding section.
How do I apply?
For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applynow