Portobello InstituteMSc Physical Education

MSc Physical Education

€ 9495
1 Academic Year
Masters, Postgraduate
Start date: Continuous Intake

Course description

Course Details
Delivered through blended learning, this MSc Physical Education provides you with an in-depth and relevant focus on the concepts and the key skills underpinning physical education theory and pedagogy.


MSc Physical Education

Geared towards aspiring educators, this master’s program is tailored to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of physical education. The curriculum encompasses a variety of modules that explore topics such as learning methodologies, teaching strategies, and core principles of physical education. Alongside academic coursework, students will have the opportunity to gain practical experience through placements and culminate their studies with a thesis project.

A degree from a recognised global leading sports university

This degree is designed to professionally develop practitioners to progress in both their practical and future academic career. The MSc in physical education is awarded by Liverpool John Moore’s University (LJMU), graduates will hold an instantly recognised qualification from one of the world’s leading universities for sports science and physical education.

This course has been co-developed by Portobello Institute and the expert academic team in LJMU.

The modules undertaken to complete this MSc Physical Education are as follows.

Physical Education as a Learning Process
Physical Teacher Education & Development
Teaching Efficacy and Teacher Development
Physical Literacy & Universal Models in Physical Education
History, Policy & International Development of Curriculum in PE
Research Methods
Dissertation in Physical Education
This master’s program fosters ongoing growth and development as physical educators, emphasising the adoption of positive attitudes, values, and practices that contribute to continuous improvement as teachers in both the short and long term.

You will also learn about the underpinning principles of sports science as well as practical learning and teaching skills relating to work as a physical education teacher or sports coach. You will learn how to facilitate the enhancement of physical education through effective teaching. You will understand the principles and limitations of measurement and assessment strategies in sports, exercise and physical education.

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