On this year long course, you will study the following modules:
Research Methods (20 credits)
This module aims to introduce you to the epistemological underpinnings to qualitative and quantitative methods in the context of physical education and physical activity. It introduces you to key research concepts (qualitative, quantitative, triangulation) and provides a foundational knowledge base for the research methods process.
Contemporary Issues, Values and Perspectives (20 credits)
This module aims to introduce you to a range of contemporary issues that apply to physical education and physical activity settings. It aims to engage you in reflection on the contributions of physical education and physical activity to wider society through a range of cultural, political, professional and personal lenses.
Physical Education, Physical Activity and School Sport (20 credits)
The module aims to enable you to develop and apply advanced subject knowledge, skills, application and understanding in the range of practical activities in relation to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the National Curriculum for Physical Education. You will develop a conceptual understanding across a range of physical activities and sports.
Physical Activity, Health Enhancing Physical Education (20 credits)
The module aims to enable you to consolidate your understanding of the contested nature of the aims of physical education and the rationale for healthenhancing physical activity (HEPA). This will be achieved through an in depth analysis of factors that underpin learning in physical education and HEPA, supported by studying contemporary research on policies.
Independent Inquiry (20 credits)
The module aims to develop and undertake a detailed small scale study of a particular aspect or issue related to physical education and physical activity. The individual study will also provide you with the opportunity to further develop your understanding and critical appreciation of research strategies, methods and academic writing.
Global Perspectives and Critical Cultural Pedagogies (20 credits)
This module examines global perspectives of physical education and physical activity from the vantage of a critical cultural approach to pedagogy. The module reflects on the cultural norms that underpin global forms of physical education and physical activity, and examines how these norms shape our own cultural understandings and experiences within these practices.
We continually review and where appropriate, revise the range of modules on offer to reflect changes in the subject and ensure the best student experience. We will inform applicants of any changes to the course structure before enrolment.