Physical Education and Sport, BA Hons

  • If you’re passionate about physical education and sport our degree provides a hands-on learning environment with specialist lecturers
  • We put you in sporting work placements to develop the skills and experience to start your dream career
  • Our campus is home to excellent facilities including an indoor astroturf Airdome, sports hall and specialist dance studio.

Entry requirements may change during Clearing.

3 years full time

4-6 years part time



If you eat, sleep and breathe sport, our unique, interactive degree will help you pursue your passion.

Our degree includes hands-on, practical sport courses which will allow you to flourish in your chosen specialism whether your area is dance, gymnastics, athletics, swimming or games.

We have excellent sporting facilities to support your training, these include an indoor Airdome (astroturf), sports hall, and a specialist dance studio.

As part of your degree you will have the opportunity to complete a sport-related work placement so you can put into practice the skills and experience you'll be learning during your time with us.

Our degree provides not only activity based training but vital theoretical courses. Here you will discover the principles of teaching and coaching with courses related to sport policy, practice and development. You will also examine the scientific, psychological and sociological aspects of the subject.

With a sports focus, we help you develop key transferable skills such as team work, problem solving, self-assessment, IT and maths. Research skills are developed in each year leading to a supervised Independent Study course in the final year.

What you'll study

Extra information


Students are assessed through:

  • Examinations
  • Essays
  • Reports
  • Portfolio tasks
  • Presentations
  • Video analysis
  • Oral examinations
  • Practical assessments.


Dedicated courses in Year 1 and Year 3 prepare students to enhance their employability for PE and sport-related careers and work placement opportunities are built into each year of the programme. Graduates are equipped to work in a variety of roles within PE and Sport such as teaching (via a PGCE programme leading to Qualified Teacher Status), coaching, sport development and sports promotion.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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Situated in Avery Hill Park in Eltham, this campus combines the grace of a Victorian mansion with modern living and teaching facilities.

New Eltham and Falconwood (approx. 20 walk)

TFL buses frequently run nearby.

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