M.Sc. Blended

Physical Education and Wellbeing

University of Birmingham Dubai

24 months
12252 EUR/year
12252 EUR/year
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The Physical Education and Wellbeing programme at the University of Birmingham Dubai is a nationally and internationally relevant evidence-based programme, which is applicable to primary, second and further education. There is Accredited Prior Learning for postgraduate degrees (eg, PGCE).


This Physical Education and Wellbeing programme at the University of Birmingham Dubai seeks to support the continuing professional development of practising and prospective physical education teachers, youth physical activity leaders, assistants or coaches working with young people in schools.

It is expected that students taking the programme will develop the skills to allow them to critically evaluate new developments in theory, research and practice and integrate this knowledge where appropriate into their practice. The distinctiveness and knowledge of students graduating from the qualification will place them in an ideal position to inform the future direction of the profession by taking leadership positions and challenging current practices and/or by engaging in further study at PhD level.

The course is based on the latest evidence, research and innovations in the fields of physical education, health, and wellbeing. Students will learn in a community of learners with likeminded prospective or current practitioners interested in improving young people’s experiences of physical activity and sport. The course will also strengthen students’ capabilities to lead on new directions in the field of physical education and sport pedagogy by engaging with leading and international practitioners and researchers. 


Students completing this degree go onto a variety of employment opportunities or further study. Students who are current teachers have strengthened not only their teaching, but also their leadership skills, and many have progressed in the types of leadership roles they fulfil in schools after completing this degree.

Some students have used the MSc degree as a springboard into further study, that includes completing a Qualified Teaching Status qualification, and/or joining a PhD programme. Other students have found the MSc degree has supported their employment in sport/physical activity focussed clubs, sport, physical activity and health organisations and trusts, technology focused companies, leisure centres, coach education and development and/or the course has supported students to initiate their own private or voluntary sector companies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methodology in Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
  • Advanced Pedagogies
  • Digital Practice in Sport, Exercise and Health
  • Innovation in Professional Development
  • Wellbeing in Education Based Settings
  • Player and Participant Development

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • At least a 2:1 or equivalent in a relevant science subject

Tuition Fee

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    12252 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12252 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    12252 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12252 EUR per year during 24 months.

AED 49,951

Living costs for Dubai

5300 - 9200 AED /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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