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Newman University, Birmingham

Sport and Education

UCAS Code: XX13

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access Students can achieve the requirements with the following combination of Distinction, Merit and/ or Pass grades at level 3 achieved from a completed Access course. 112 UCAS points: D27-M6-P12; D30-M0-P15; D15-M30-P0; D18-M12-P3; D21-M18-P6; D24-M12-P9

UCAS Tariff

104-112

You must achieve either at least 112 UCAS points including a minimum of CC at A level or equivalent (e.g.MM at BTEC Diploma), or a total of 104 points from a maximum of 3 A levels.

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Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Teacher training

Education studies

**This course is designed to offer you the opportunity to examine the theory and practice of physical education and sport education across education and community sectors. You will be offered insights into teaching and learning theory, and various contemporary issues in education, and approaches to the delivery of physical activity programmes in school and community, and leisure settings are also explored. You will follow a programme designed to prepare you for future work with diverse groups in sport and education contexts so that you can inspire young people to be active.**

Sport at Newman University is ideal for individuals who are seeking to work in the performance sport industry, supporting athletes and teams within a variety of sports.

We have nurtured and maintain unique partnerships with various sports organisations such as Aston Villa Football Club Foundation, Warwickshire Cricket Club, The Belfry, Coventry City Football Club and local schools. Our small class sizes allow for high levels of engagement. Students have greater interaction than is typical at larger institutions, with the experts who teach on the course and also with visiting partners.

You will be challenged, to become an excellent academic; at all levels we will endeavour to see you improve as an individual. Our programmes are a unique combination of academic study, professional practice and a desire to take a standard of excellence into sports related professional settings.

**SPECIAL FEATURES**
Staff in the department are highly qualified individuals, with active roles in research in their areas of expertise. Staff regularly present at national and international conferences and support elite level athletes. Research produced by the department is recognised both nationally and internationally as excellent and world-leading (REF 2014). You will benefit from our engagements with the sports industry and will be presented with ample opportunities for work placements and employability prospects.

We have been commended on the diversity of assessment methods. You will also enjoy access to extremely good sporting and laboratory facilities. You also have the opportunity to use the skills gained from your course and travel overseas to put your academic experiences into practice. Students have previously visited places such as The Gambia, Sweden and Hong Kong.

**EMPLOYABILITY**
Graduates from our various programmes go on to a broad and exciting range of career pathways and even postgraduate study. Following successful completion of their degrees, students have gone on to thrive in roles in teaching, sport coaching, sport psychology and more professional sports science support. We have excellent employability rates for our graduates and very high levels of satisfaction from students.

Modules

Modules listed below are indicative and may be subject to change: Sports in society, Sociological Perspectives on Contemporary Issues in Sport, Critical issues in physical education, Pedagogical studies in physical education, Research methods, Learning and Teaching, Education and Society, Educational possibilities, Development and Educational Psychology, Creative learning, Equality and Diversity, Education, Technology and Change, Critical Theory, Education, Politics and Identity. We pride ourselves on giving good academic and individual support to each of our students. Teaching is varied and assessment is much more than just essays and exams, involving presentations, practical coaching/teaching sessions, portfolios, web design and posters.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Newman

Department:

PE and Sports Studies

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

74%
low
Education studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Teacher training

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

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UK students
0%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate
316

Education

Teaching and learning

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

76%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
15%
Male students
85%
Female students
48%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C
304

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Teacher training

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
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Average annual salary
100%
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Employed or in further education
51%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The stats above mainly cover teaching degrees for training and qualifying in primary school education. These tend to be three or four-year courses — check with course tutors about how long you will need to study to get your Qualified Teacher Status. Most graduates go into teaching roles — usually primary school teaching, so these courses have good employment rates and starting salaries. We have a shortage of teachers of all kinds, which is deepening, and whilst many of the most severe are at secondary level, the prospects for this degree are not likely to take a downturn any time soon.

Education

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
77%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Childcare and related personal services
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
6%
Administrative occupations: finance
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

When you look at employment stats, bear in mind that a lot of students are already working in education when they take this type of course and are studying to help their career development. This means they already have jobs when they start their course, and a lot of graduates continue to study, whilst working, when they complete their courses. If your course is focused on nursery or early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not currently classed as 'graduate level' in the stats (although they may well be in the future as classifications catch up with changes in the way we work), and many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Education and teaching

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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