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Start Dates: Oct
Attendance: Part-time day
Course Level:Postgraduate
Duration: 3 Years
Campus Location: Bedford Campus

About the Course

This course is designed for recent graduates who are looking to develop their career in the industry. It will support you in developing the knowledge and skills required to gain entry to the sector.

It will deepen your critical understanding of the issues facing professionals in sport and physical activity settings in the UK and around the world.

Taking a practical, research based approach, the course will give you the opportunity to analyse examples of best practice, develop understanding of the latest leadership and management techniques and undertake research into an industry based project of your choice.

As a global industry, sport and physical activity offers employment opportunities all over the world. For those ambitious, future professionals who are looking to develop their career in a sport and physical activity leadership or management position, this is the course for you.

Attendance

  • Full Time - Over 1 Year: 2 x half day sessions per week
  • Part Time - Over 2 Years: 1 x half day sessions per week

  • Develop an advanced understanding of managing and leading programmes and organisations in sport and physical activity
  • Develop your applied knowledge by analysing developing and implementing new, creative and innovative ideas to engage people into sport and physical activity participation
  • Gain the necessary personal competencies, applied practical skill-sets and subject expertise to become a theoretically informed and reflective practitioner
  • Develop your personal and professional network and benefit from our links with Sport England, Governing Bodies, Active Partnerships, private sector employers and European Partners
  • Receive support from industry mentors, who are studying on our MA Sport and Physical Activity (Executive Leadership) course
  • Exchange knowledge with aspiring graduates in the Physical Education industry by attending units that will also include students from the MA Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy course.
  • Gain experience of working with employers to investigate and analyse real industry problems and develop the ability to develop innovative solutions
  • Undertake a semester long research project on a chosen topic, working with an employer of your choice
  • Study using range of learning activities, including lectures, seminars, online learning, action learning and tutorials
  • Learn from a team who have a wide range of academic expertise and experience in specific subject areas such as policy, management, leadership and the sociology of sport. 
  • Gain insights from industry experts through the seminar series coordinated by the Institute of Sport and Physical Activity Research (ISPAR)

  • Specialist teaching laboratories and sports facilities
  • Gain professional qualifications alongside your degree
  • Build your employability through work placements
  • BASES accreditation on several courses

Units

  • Behavioural Science And Public Health (SPO060-6) Compulsory
  • Contemporary Sports Policy (SPO062-6) Compulsory
  • Critical Issues In Sport And Physical Activity (SPO065-6) Compulsory
  • International Development Of Sport (SPO069-6) Compulsory
  • Leadership Principles And Practice (SPO063-6) Compulsory
  • Managing Sport And Physical Activity (SPO053-6) Compulsory
  • Research Methods For Sport, Physical Activity And Education (SPO067-6) Compulsory
  • Sport And Physical Activity Masters Dissertation (SPO070-6) Compulsory
  • Participatory Action Research For The Development Of Sport And Physical Activity (SPO068-6) Optional
  • Placement (Short) (SPO009-6) Optional

You will be supported to undertake a variety of assessment approaches that vary depending upon the learning outcomes of the units delivered.

Assessment activities will be based on tasks that provide the opportunity to demonstrate both subject knowledge and critical thinking skills.

All assessments are graded individually, although in many instances you will be required to work collaboratively with your peers in order to examine a wide variety of sport and physical activity management issues and their practical implications.

The range of assessment styles include written reports, essays and verbal presentations. This is reflective of the type of work undertaken in the sport and physical activity sector.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification

Find out more about specific entry requirements for your country

To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.

We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.

You also need to have the required English language qualification

Contact your country’s International Admissions Team for more information.

 

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Entry Requirements


Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.


To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification

Find out more about specific entry requirements for your country


To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.

We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.

You also need to have the required English language qualification

Contact your country’s International Admissions Team for more information.

 

Normal requirement apply but MA Sport and Physical Activity (Leadership and Management) is particularly suitable for recent graduates.

Intermediate qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate Sport and Physical Activity (Leadership and Management) – 60 credits at Masters Level
  • Postgraduate Diploma Sport and Physical Activity (Leadership and Management) – 120 credits at Masters Level

The skills, knowledge, theoretical concepts and applied practical experience you will gain from the course will prepare you to gain entry to the sport and physical activity sector and support you to progress within the industry.

Previous students on the course have gained into jobs roles within Active Partnerships, Local Authorities, National Governing Bodies, national charitable organisations and Universities.

Whilst the primary focus is to provide you the opportunity to develop a career in sport and physical activity, the managerial and applied focus of the programme provides numerous transferable skills that can be related to a variety of service industries.

Fees and funding

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £7,840 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £7,840 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is available at www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Scholarship Available

The Scholarship scheme for international students enrolling in the academic year 20/21 at one of our UK campuses is as follows:

  • An automatic £1,000 Vice Chancellor's Scholarship for new international applicants (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A £500 Prompt Payment Discount for applicants who pay their first year fees in full, before or at registration (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A further £500 for applicants who are also University of Bedfordshire alumni

Fees and funding


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £7,840 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £7,840 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is available at www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Scholarship Available

The Scholarship scheme for international students enrolling in the academic year 20/21 at one of our UK campuses is as follows:

  • An automatic £1,000 Vice Chancellor's Scholarship for new international applicants (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A £500 Prompt Payment Discount for applicants who pay their first year fees in full, before or at registration (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A further £500 for applicants who are also University of Bedfordshire alumni

Extra Costs

Find out more about additional costs while studying at Bedfordshire. Click here.

How to Apply

UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form

International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

How to Apply


UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form


International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student


International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student