What will I learn?

Why Physical Education?

Our Physical Education (PE) degree allows you to build knowledge of primary or secondary school PE, school sports development or teaching children with special educational needs. You’ll analyse and develop a range of teaching approaches, while optional modules allow you to tailor your degree to suit your own passions and career ambitions. Offering an ideal platform to progress to a teacher training qualification such as a PGCE, the course could also prepare you for a range of other roles in community sports partnerships and national governing bodies of sport. With opportunities to gain experience on relevant placements in educational settings, from schools to coaching companies, our graduates stand out from the competition. You’ll draw on the expertise of experienced lecturers and gain practical experience teaching a range of pursuits, from traditional sports such as football and tennis, to activities such as Ultimate Frisbee and Zumba. There are opportunities to develop your CV by gaining coaching qualifications such as the FA Primary/Secondary Teachers Awards (additional costs may apply, see course web page for details). You’ll also benefit from brand new sports facilities at our Oxstalls campus, including an international-standard sports arena, 3G pitches, dedicated pitches for rugby, hockey and football and a cricket pavilion and pitch. This is in addition to our range of state-of-the-art sport and exercise science labs, fitness suites and strength and conditioning facilities.

Why University of Gloucestershire?

We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. With the University of Gloucestershire offering a wide variety of courses, you will have the best of both worlds - a large learning community with more than 80 societies and sports clubs to enjoy while also benefiting from lecturers who know and value you as an rough our innovative Your Future Plan scheme, you will be challenged and supported to become the graduate that you want to be, ready to succeed in your chosen field. Your personal tutor will help you build your network of connections and take advantage of a range of opportunities including field trips and placements, offering invaluable experience outside of the lecture theatergoer students never tire of finding inspiration here in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies.

After the course

Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 95% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study six months after completing their course, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan. Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), 2016/17.

Which department am I in?

School of Sport and Exercise

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,700.00 (15,17,750) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Park Campus,

The Park,

Cheltenham,

Gloucestershire,

GL50 2RH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need a minimum GPA of 2.7/4.0. Community College or University 1 year of study with a minimum GPA of 2.7/4. They also need one of the following or a combination of the following qualifications: 2 Advanced Placement Tests with Grade 3 or above; 2 International Baccalaureate Certificates; 2 SAT II subject tests with 550 or above in each; 3 College Level Classes with a GPA of 2.7 or above; and 3 High School Honours Classes with a GPA of 2.7 or above. IELTS 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Gloucestershire

Set in the southwest of the UK, the University of Gloucestershire offers students the chance to make the most of both city and countryside.

  • The UK’s most sustainable university 2019
  • Ranked 6th globally for postgraduate research (PRES 2019)
  • 95% graduates in work within six months (DLHE 2017/18)
  • International merit scholarships and country awards