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Designed for those with a desire to understand and enhance physical education and sporting experiences for young people, this Physical Education and Youth Sport course at Leeds Beckett University  will provide the ideal stepping stone for recent graduates wishing to extend or diversify their knowledge, as well as current practitioners working in schools or within the field of youth sport. 

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You will build a critical understanding of contemporary practice and learn to apply different models and theories to develop your expertise in creating inclusive physical education and youth sport settings.

By exploring the diversity of young people’s experiences of PE and youth sport, you will be well positioned to promote lifelong engagement in physical activity to a range of individuals and communities, which will benefit society as a whole.

This Physical Education and Youth Sport course at Leeds Beckett University also offers progression onto further study, for example, PGCE or School Direct places or onto PhD research.


There is an increasing need for highly qualified physical education and youth sport specialists to work with children and young people within school and community settings. As well as being able to pursue or enhance a career as a teacher in primary or secondary physical education, your expertise will leave you well-placed to take up opportunities in other sports-related careers including as a: further and higher education lecturer, school sports coordinator, Premier League Primary Stars coach, community engagement manager, events coordinator, social inclusion project coordinator, disability development partner and women and girls' development officer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Curriculum, Pedagogy & Practice in Physical Education
  • Applied Social Theory in Sport 
  • Understanding Young People’s Experiences of Physical Education & Youth Sport

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Most courses don't have fixed application deadlines. But, our courses are popular - they can fill up quickly. It's best to apply as early as possible.


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Physical Education or Sport, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; you can download our reference template for completion. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements. 

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /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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