Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Physical Education and Youth Sport

Leeds Beckett University

12 months
10000 GBP/year
5335 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Physical Education and Youth Sport at Leeds Beckett University has delivered high-quality sport and physical education courses for more than 80 years. As a student, you’ll be taught by a small team of academics internationally renowned in their field. 

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With small group delivery, a personal tutorial system, and strong study skill support, this course will provide a cohesive and effective learning environment. During your studies, a range of option modules will enable you to cater the course to your personal and professional development goals.

We have good links with schools and youth sport organisations to help you apply your learning. You’ll also have access to a range of sports and recreation clubs and societies and coaching courses through our Sport and Active Lifestyles Team.

This Physical Education and Youth Sport  at Leeds Beckett University can be studied as an MA, PG Dip or PG Cert. It offers progression onto further study, for example, PGCE or School Direct places or ultimately 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
  • Research for Physical Education & Youth Sport Practitioners
  • Innovations in Physical Education
  • Resilience Through Youth Sport 
  • Professional Practice in the Sport Industry
  • Physical Activity for Cognitive Development
  • Advanced Leadership
  • Optimising Skill Acquisition & Learning
  • Student Negotiated Learning in Physical Education & Youth Sport

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 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.


On Campus

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. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5335 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5335 GBP per year during 12 months.

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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