Moray House School of Education and Sport

Physical Education (MA Hons)

Take your first steps towards a rewarding career teaching Physical Education (PE). Help shape the lives of young people as they learn about PE, activity and school sport.

Do you want to work with children and young people? Are you interested in gaining the skills and knowledge to teach in schools and other educational settings? If so, this programme is for you. 

The University of Edinburgh is the largest provider of undergraduate PE teacher education in the UK. You'll work and learn with tutors who are carrying out ground-breaking research that impacts all over the world. We partner with schools and agencies that promote physical activity and sport to provide the best experience for our students as they prepare to become PE teachers.

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Physical Education (MA Hons) - XC61

Programme structure

Through lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops, this four-year programme provides you with the skills to teach young people how to live active lives.

Career opportunities

Children playing in a school playground
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.

Meet our students

Hear what our current students have to say about the programme.

Information for applicants

Information for applicants for the MA Physical Education programme.

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.