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Physical Education (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
London, United Kingdom
This Physical Education (Hons) degree from UCFB x GIS will build the skills that students need to become confident physical education practitioners; it will also provide the experience and knowledge for them to be able to gain work in schools, outside coaching companies and in other physical activity establishments. 
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Students in this Physical Education (Hons) course from UCFB x GIS will develop the practical and theoretical understanding of the two key areas needed for physical educators; they will become experts in physical activity and in the areas of teaching and sport pedagogy.

Students will fully explore the fundamentals of physical education and sport pedagogy, including applied practical skills, child development, pedagogical skills, sport policy and practice. Practical and academic studies analyse the effects of exercise on the body and undertake a range of physical activities experienced at different levels and ages of pupils.

Degree Content

Students will explore the national curriculum and the growing importance of physical activity and will cover a range of sporting options including the six key areas that schools require; athletics, games, gymnastics, dance, swimming, outdoor & adventure activities.

Weekly work within local schools is a key feature of this course and many of the in-class sessions will be supporting students’ own practical placements and providing them with information and reflection time to learn from their real life teaching experiences. Physical activity study requires students who are physically fit and able and who have the ability to read and study independently, manage their time effectively and marry theory with practice.


This degree responds to the changing demands of physical education, combining both the practical and theoretical study of the techniques and skills involved in the teaching and learning of sport. Students will learn the skills to be an effective sports leader, and can aspire to career opportunities in roles including sports coach, teaching assistant, nutritionist and sports teacher.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Games & Athletic Activities
  • Sport Pedagogy & Skill Acquisition
  • Assessment & Curriculum Design
  • Fundamental Sports Science within Physical Education
  • Working with Children
  • Gymnastics & Dance
  • Research Methods
  • Contemporary Issues in Physical Education

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • When you first apply through UCAS you are generally given up to five choices to use initially and you are free to use these choices however you wish. 
  • Some applicants like to apply to one course at a number of different institutions and decide where in the country they may like to live, others have already decided they would like to study at UCFB and apply for a number of different courses with us.
  • It is important that whatever you choose to do, your decision is well informed and carefully considered. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14950 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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