BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Physical Education and Youth Sport

BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   No

As a Brunel student, you will enjoy research-led teaching of the highest quality which will stand you in good stead in your future employment. Our great location in London, plus our strong links with sports personnel, organisations and institutions at local, regional, national and international levels, enables us to offer our students considerable opportunities for career progression.

This course is designed for those who are interested in working with young people in either physical education or youth sport. You will develop a specific understanding of physical education within sport, health, and exercise sciences.

The course is underpinned by a commitment to the principles of social justice, inclusive practice and an appreciation of difference and diversity in varied learning communities. You will develop your own personal confidence and competence in a range of movement contexts, informed by an understanding of the concept of physical literacy. You will also explore policy and issues relating to practice in curriculum planning, teaching and assessment.

Programme description

As a Brunel student, you will enjoy research-led teaching of the highest quality which will stand you in good stead in your future employment. Our great location in London, plus our strong links with sports personnel, organisations and institutions at local, regional, national and international levels, enables us to offer our students considerable opportunities for career progression.

This course is designed for those who are interested in working with young people in either physical education or youth sport. You will develop a specific understanding of physical education within sport, health, and exercise sciences.

The course is underpinned by a commitment to the principles of social justice, inclusive practice and an appreciation of difference and diversity in varied learning communities. You will develop your own personal confidence and competence in a range of movement contexts, informed by an understanding of the concept of physical literacy. You will also explore policy and issues relating to practice in curriculum planning, teaching and assessment.

Key Modules

We prepare you for a broad range of career opportunities in a wide range of sport-related jobs, in areas such as coaching, consultancy, fitness testing and training, higher education and research, sport development, sport management, teaching and youth work.

Graduates have found positions with, among others, the UK and regional Sports Councils, national governing bodies for sport, international organisations, sports clothing/footwear companies, professional clubs ad local authorities, as well as in the leisure industry, the pharmaceutical industry and the armed forces.

Undergraduate study can prepare you for PGCert (Edcuation) courses and Master's degrees.

Module & Subject

All of our new undergraduate programmes comprise discrete study blocks, which enables students to draw on the knowledge and skills acquired from a combination of study blocks. This integrated learning is a proven cornerstone of effective learning. You only have to decide on your pathway at the start of your second year at Brunel.

Level 1
Compulsory

  • Fundamentals of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences
  • Research and Learning Skills I
  • Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy
  • Introduction Social Sciences of Sport
  • Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing
  • Synoptic study I 

Level 2
Compulsory

  • Applying Sport Sciences to Practice: Coaching and Teaching Effectiveness
  • Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing in the Lifecourse
  • Physical Literacy and Child Development
  • Research and Learning Skills II
  • Young People, Sport and Identity
  • Work-based Learning
  • Pedagogy and Policy: Individual Needs
  • Synoptic Study II

Sandwich Placement
For all students selecting the sandwich option (40-week placement in third of four years), the work placement is compulsory:

  • Work Placement Workshops
  • WorkPlace

Level 3
Compulsory

  • Major Project
  • Pedagogy and Policy: Critical Issues
  • Physical Literacy and the Learning Environment
  • Issues in Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing
  • Sport, Media and Communication
  • Applying Sport Sciences to Practice: Training Principles
  • Employability and Professional Development
  • Synoptic study III
Entry Requirements
  • GPA 5.0 or 80%

    75% is required in any specific subjects that are stated in GCE A-level entry requirements above.

    • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
    • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
    • BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 3 years
Course Fee:  14800.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER