|Study location||United Kingdom, East Park Terrace, Southampton|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£11,500 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
At least a 2:2 Bachelor’s degree at and/or an equivalent professional qualification
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
IELTS: 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in reading, listening and speaking
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
MA Youth Sport and Physical Education will help you to develop the academic knowledge and practical skills that underpin a rewarding career in youth sports. As a graduate from this programme you will be able to use research to confidently critique dominant practices in youth sport and physical education, helping young people to achieve their full potential.
Throughout the course you will develop an in-depth knowledge of teaching and learning; critically analysing relevant youth sport policies and considering the social, cultural and ethical issues that impact on policy and practice within physical education. You will also study research methods and methods for monitoring and evaluation which can help to support your own professional practice.
The curriculum is underpinned by research informed teaching. The teaching team are research active and have worked with young people in coaching and physical education roles. You will be involved in critically evaluating current practice and will be supported to synthesise information from a range of sources, becoming an evidence informed practitioner.
Work on scenarios and case studies ensure an engaging curriculum, while optional units in professional practice and wellbeing in youth sport will aid your understanding of the context in which youth sport and physical education is delivered. Other optional units allow you to specialise further, studying topics that are aligned with your personal career ambitions or interests. Your final research project, which will aim to build on existing academic knowledge in an area selected by you, can act as a springboard into your first role after graduation.
Graduates from Solent’s youth sport and physical education master’s programme will be well prepared for roles in youth sports development, coaching, teaching, sports policy-making and academic research.