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Education: Pedagogical Leadership in Physical Education and Sport MA, PGDip, PGCert

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

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Course Description

The programme offers PE teachers, and sports professional the opportunity to be at the forefront of leading innovative research-informed professional practice.

This degree is particularly suitable for PE teachers, in all phases of education, and sport-related professionals at any stage of their career. 

The MA in Education: Pedagogical Leadership in Physical Education and Sport is aimed at Physical Education teachers and Sports Professionals at any stage of their careers. It can be of great benefit to those in senior and middle leadership roles (and those aspiring to leadership positions) in the early years, primary, secondary and post-sixteen sectors, and in other educational establishments. 

The programme will offer you the opportunity to be at the forefront of leading professional practice and enable you to make a positive difference to the quality of learning and teaching within your educational setting.

Integral to this Master's programme is the opportunity to undertake a small-scale research enquiry into an aspect of practice as part of an intellectually challenging learning experience that relates theory to practice leading to the development of knowledge and skills relevant to practice and supporting career progression.

  • The variety of modes of delivery enables working practitioners to engage with the MA in the way that best suits their preferred learning style.
  • This course is based in the students’ own practice and is therefore highly relevant to their professional role and context.
  • The choice of pathways enables students to specialise in an area of direct relevance to their practice.

The programme offers PE teachers, and sports professional the opportunity to be at the forefront of leading innovative research-informed professional practice. This degree is particularly suitable for PE teachers, in all phases of education, and sport-related professionals at any stage of their career.  The MA in Education: Pedagogical Leadership in Physical...

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Course Content

The degree consists of five modules, with a choice of specialist modules allowing students to focus on an area of interest.

Modules

  • Academic Paper and Conference Presentation CORE
  • Physical Education and Sport Leadership: Philosophy, Sociology and Psychology of Pedagogy CORE
  • Research Methods for Professional Practice in Physical Education and Sport CORE
  • Coaching and Mentoring: Pedagogy through Physical Education and Sport OPTION 1
  • Pedagogy: Educational Contexts and Issues within Teaching and Learning OPTION 1
  • Sociology of Physical Education and Sport: Policy and Politics in Physical Education and Sport OPTION 1
  • Coaching and Mentoring: Early Years to Adolescence, Physical Activity and Behaviour OPTION 2
  • Pedagogy and Learning in Physical Education and Sport: Theory through Reflective Research OPTION 2
  • Sociology: Social Theory in Physical Education and Sport OPTION 2

The degree consists of five modules, with a choice of specialist modules allowing students to focus on an area of interest. Modules Academic Paper and Conference Presentation CORE Physical Education and Sport Leadership: Philosophy, Sociology and Psychology of Pedagogy CORE Research Methods for Professional Practice...

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Entry Requirements

Students must be in professional practice in order to undertake a small-scale practitioner research inquiry.

International requirements

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section (or equivalent).

Students must be in professional practice in order to undertake a small-scale practitioner research inquiry. International requirements International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any...

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Assessment Methods

A range of assessment types are used, including reflective journals, case studies, portfolios, research proposals, academic papers, oral presentations and a final dissertation.

A range of assessment types are used, including reflective journals, case studies, portfolios, research proposals, academic papers, oral presentations and a final dissertation.

Additional Information

Part-time students will be charged for the modules undertaken per academic year. Module prices are calculated as a percentage of credits against the total credits and cost of the degree.

Tuition fees are subject to an inflationary increase each year, meaning if your course runs over more than one academic year you may pay an increased fee per module for each subsequent year of study. Tuition fee increases for returning students will be capped at the higher of 5% per annum or the rate of Consumer Price Index inflation in the United Kingdom.

Part-time students will be charged for the modules undertaken per academic year. Module prices are calculated as a percentage of credits against the total credits and cost of the degree. Tuition fees are subject to an inflationary increase each year, meaning if your course runs over more than one academic year you may pay an increased fee per module for each subsequent year of study....

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