Physical Education and Sport - MSc/PgD 

Course Overview

The part-time MSc PES programme offers a unique opportunity for physical education teachers or equivalent professionals to further develop their knowledge and understanding of issues to do with the leadership and management of physical education in secondary schools.  The programme provides students with the opportunity to develop their competencies and knowledge of issues in physical education and sport and develop their leadership and management skills to allow them to progress within teaching to middle and senior management positions. The applied nature of the programme encourages students to utilize real experiences to help inform their own and other students’ learning. An ability to reflect on and initiate change within the students’ own school is a core feature of the programme.

Course Content

Compulsory Modules:

• Principles of Leadership and Management in Physical Education and Sport
• Teaching and Coaching: Applying Theory to Practice
• Research Skills in Physical Education and Sport
• Final Project

One option module chosen from:

• Independent Study
• Physical Activity in Health and Disease
• Paediatric Exercise Science and Health

On completion of year one students may exit with a PgDip or continue their studies to undertake the Final Project that leads to the award MSc Physical Education and Sport.

Career Potential

The course is of particular relevance to PE teachers with 2 to 3 years experience and especially those who wishing to move into leadership and management roles such as Head of Department or Subject Leader. The programme offers opportunities for professional and career development and focuses on applied and experiential learning.

Entry Requirements

  • PGCE PE (Secondary) with 60 credits at Masters level
  • Employed as physical education teacher or equivalent

Key Facts

Campus: Cyncoed

School: Cardiff School of Sport

Course Length: Two years part-time:

Taught phase comprises:

Year one – six x 2-day blocks
Year two – two x 2-day block

Teaching undertaken in school holidays and at weekends

Assessment for this course varies depending on the modules taken.

How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made direct to the university. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at

Selection Procedure:
Students are normally selected on the basis of their formal application, curriculum vitae and normally an interview. 

Contact Us

Contact Information:
For general enquiries please contact the Student Recruitment Team on 029 2041 6044 or email

For course specific enquiries, please contact the programme director, Julia Longville:
Tel: 029 2041 6510

See Also:
Cardiff School of Sport Website