Physical Education (MA Hons)
Gain an excellent foundation for a very rewarding career teaching Physical Education (PE) and help shape the learning experiences of young people in physical education, school sport and physical activity.
If you wish to work with children and adolescents, gain a well-developed understanding of the scientific knowledge and historical and contemporary issues to make informed decisions about the education of pupils in schools and other educational settings, you can do so on this degree programme.
The University of Edinburgh is the largest provider of undergraduate PE teacher education in the UK, so you'll work and learn with tutors who are engaged in conducting and publishing research that is of international significance. We work in partnership with schools and agencies involved with the promotion of physical activity and sport to provide the best educational experiences for our students preparing to become teachers of physical education.
Visit UCAS for detailed entry requirements, fees, and to apply.
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Fees and funding
Facilities in the Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences
As a student on the MA (Hons) Physical Education programme, you’ll be based in Moray House’s Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences.
Here we offer comprehensively-equipped laboratories for human performance, exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports psychology and motor skills.
Sport & Exercise at the University
The Institute is connected to the University’s Sport and Exercise facilities, offering specialist gymnasia, sports halls, a swimming pool and fitness suites. The Peffermill complex is located nearby and provides high quality pitches fro various sports.
The excellence of our facilities provide a quality infrastructure to support effective and efficient programme delivery.
James Smith talks about his experience studying MA Physical Education
James Smith is a graduate of MA Physical Education.
"Throughout school, I had recognised the vast impact that particular teachers had on pupils by going above and beyond. This taught me the value of what a teacher can do with their position in a child’s life."
Undergraduate Virtual Open Day
Find out more about our prospective student event on 2 October 2021.