Moray House School of Education and Sport

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, and 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, this programme is for you. 

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.

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Physical Education (MA Hons) - XC61

Programme Structure

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Career opportunities

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Graduates are qualified to teach and eligible for provisional registration from the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) in primary and secondary schools. Eligible graduates may join a guaranteed, paid, one-year probationary teaching post.

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Fees and funding

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Information for applicants

Information for applicants for the MA Physical Education programme.

Sports Facilities

Sports facilities available to students studying in the Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences (ISPEHS).

Contact us

Questions about your application or how to apply? Contact the Undergraduate Admissions team or the Programme Director who look forward to hearing from you.