What will I learn?

We offer the unique opportunity to study for England’s first Integrated Master’s Degree in Physical Education with QTS! You can opt to study at one of two levels – BA (Hons) Physical Education (with QTS) [X1C6] or MPhysEd (Integrated Master’s) (with QTS) Train for a career where you will inspire and influence young people - giving them the motivation, confidence, competence and understanding to lead a physically active life. Develop your understanding of teaching and learning, and apply it in practice via placement in each year of study, supported by a mentor and university-based staff. Become an outstanding teacher of Physical Education with recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), competent to teach a range of physical activities to children aged 11-16 (16-19 with enhancement). Learn through classroom experience, applying theory to your teaching practice to develop the skills to teach young people in the secondary education phaseStudy the scientific principles of physical education and sport, with applied practical activities (eg athletics, dance, games, gymnastics, health, swimming, outdoor and adventurous activities)Why choose this course?Develop your expertise in the classroom with the support of a strong partnership between the University and your placement schoolGain a qualification that includes recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)Explore issues in teaching, learning and assessmentBenefit from an experienced University teaching team95% of recent graduates were in employment or further study within 6 months of graduation (Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2018)The course has achieved 100% overall student satisfaction for 4 consecutive years (National Student Survey, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018).Years 1, 2 and 3 are identical in both the BA (Hons) and MPhysEd programmes Year 4 offers study and assessment at BA (Hons) (level 6 undergraduate study) or MPhysEd (level 7 master’s study) Year 4 units are taught to all BA (Hons) and MPhysEd students, with the assessment requirements differentiating the final degree award achieved Year 4 units have the same assessments in terms of content and word length, but the submitted work will be graded using either level 6 (BA) or level 7 (Integrated Master’s) criteria. Tutor support provides flexibility in achievement of either the BA (Hons) or MPhysEd qualification Study for MPhysEd is subject to achieving at least a 2:1 (>60%) in Year 3 units Completion of the MPhysEd requires a deeper knowledge in your chosen specialism(s) and differentiates yourself in the teaching profession. The course also allows you to access undergraduate funding to gain two-thirds of a Master’s degree, avoiding an unnecessary Postgraduate Master’s Loan Our research suggests that the Integrated Master’s qualification will further enhance our graduate’s already excellent employability and career progression opportunities Completion of the MPhysEd qualification provides 120 credits at Master’s level, two-thirds of the credits required for a full Master’s degree. There will be future potential, following graduation, to complete an additional 60 credit dissertation to achieve a full Master’s Degree

Which department am I in?

School of Teacher Education

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£13,200.00 (US$ 18,168) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

September 2022


Bedford Campus

Polhill Avenue,



MK41 9EA, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A science subject is preferred

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