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University of East Anglia UEA

Physical Education with a Year Abroad

UCAS Code: XC1A

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Biology or PE preferred

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Sport, Leisure subject required

Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Biology or sport related subject at Higher Level preferred. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics, English and Science requirements.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Sport related subject required. Public Services not accepted. Any offer would require Distinction in all compulsory modules and nothing below merit in any module

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,C,C

Biology or PE preferred. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

128

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

85%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time with time abroad | 2019

Subjects

Sport and exercise sciences

Education studies

On this course, youll learn about contemporary research in physical education, sport and physical activity. Youll explore how this research can be applied to a variety of physical education, sport and physical activity settings, including schools, health and fitness locations, coaching, and the youth and voluntary sectors. On placements youll gain first-hand knowledge of how professionals apply theory to practice. Youll also get a taste of the different career options open to you.In your first year youll explore the key areas underpinning the study of physical education, sport and physical activity. Through core modules in the areas of psychology, physiology, skill acquisition and health, youll discover factors influencing the performance, participation and development of individuals within physical education, sport and physical activity settings. Youll also gain subject specific knowledge across a range of games activities. We attract students from a range of academic backgrounds, so the module Academic Skills in Physical Education is there to facilitate a smooth transition into higher education study for everyone.In your second and fourth years youll study a combination of compulsory and optional modules covering different aspects of physical education, sport and physical activity. As a result, youll be able to tailor your learning to your future career aspirations. During your year abroad youll take relevant modules offered by your host university.In your final year youll also complete a research project under the supervision of a lecturer whos actively engaged in research. This is a great opportunity to delve into an area that youre passionate about in physical education, sport, health, coaching or other related area. Youll get the chance to collect and analyse data and turn those findings into a substantial research report. This will help you demonstrate a whole range of applicable workplace skills.Youll also have the opportunity to pursue a range of nationally accredited coaching and officiating awards alongside the set curriculum. All of these will enhance your employability and widen your horizons.**Course Structure****Year 1**In your first year youll be introduced to the key areas underpinning the study of physical education, sport and physical activity. Core modules in the areas of psychology, physiology, skill acquisition and health will introduce you to factors influencing the performance, participation and development. Youll also gain subject specific knowledge across a range of games activities.Youll take the compulsory module Academic Skills In Physical Education. This will smooth your transition into higher education, whatever your academic background.**Year 2**Youll study a combination of compulsory and optional modules from different aspects of physical education, sport and physical activity. This will allow you to tailor your learning to your future career aspirations. You can choose modules that develop your knowledge and understanding of physical education in schools. Or you can study physical education and sport from a lifelong physical activity or sport development perspective. Youll also complete a placement, gaining hands on experience and exploring a possible career option.**Year 3**Youll spend your third year studying abroad at one of our partner universities in North America, New Zealand or Australia.**Year 4**In your final year youll design and implement your own research project under the supervision of a member of staff. Youll also choose from a range of optional modules to complement or extend your previous study and your future career aspirations.**Disclaimer** Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Biological Sciences

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.

86%
high
Sport and exercise sciences

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.

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
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

91%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
78%
Course specific equipment and facilities
91%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
67%
Male students
33%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
D

Education

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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.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
0%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
B

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.

Sport and exercise sciences

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.

£17,893
med
Average annual salary
96%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Sports and fitness occupations
21%
Childcare and related personal services
12%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates went from under 3,000 in 2003 to over 10,000 in 2013. Numbers have fallen slightly since 2015, but we still have over 9,000 graduates in the subject. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness - and the adaptability of graduates in the subject - means that sports science grads are less likely than average to be out of work. Sports science graduates, not surprisingly, tend to get jobs in sport, fitness and health - coaching and teaching especially - but they're found all over the economy. Management and business are also popular options for graduates from this subject — and sports science graduates are particularly found where drive, determination and physical fitness are an advantage.

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.

£14,000
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
25%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

39%
Childcare and related personal services
29%
Teaching and educational professionals
3%
Business, research and administrative professionals
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.

Sport and exercise sciences

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

£17k

£17k

£22k

£22k

£23k

£23k

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.

Education studies

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

£13k

£13k

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

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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