Students will be taught by a teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. There will also be a range of expert guest lecturers to enhance students’ skills.
MSc Structure & Options
MSc in Physical Education and Sport for Young People is awarded to students who have accumulated 180 M-level credit points which includes a dissertation, either as a consultancy-based project or an academic research paper.
The dissertation is equivalent to 60 M-level credit points. The MSc may be completed within one academic year of three academic semesters, but can be extended over a period of up to six academic semesters. The award of the MSc in Physical Education and Sport for Young People requires the successful completion of three core modules, in module options allowing students to specialise in Sociology, Pedagogy or Psychology of PE and Sport for Young People by choosing the appropriate pathway.
The course is designed to allow students to gain professional working experience while studying. Classes will be Wednesday to Fridays.
The structure which will normally be followed would be:
Semester 1 (September – October)
1 x 30 credit module
MPE5001: Leadership & Professional development in PE & Sport working with and for Young People
Semester 1 (October – December)
2 x 30 credit modules
Select two from:
MPE5004: Cognitive Development & Pedagogy through PE & Sport
MPE5003: PE & Sport & the Social Sciences
MPE5005: Psychology: Culture, Coaching and Young People
Semester 2 (January – February)
1 x 30 credit module
MPE5002: Research Methods in PE & Sport working with and for Young People
Semester 2 / 3 (February – June)
1 x 60 credit module
Select from :
MPE5006: Consultancy Based Project to improve the lives of children and young people through sport
MPE5007: Academic Research Paper
Dr Elaine McLaughlin
Mr Oisin MacIomhair
Dr Ciaran Kearney
Mr Ciaran Walsh
Mr Paddy Tally
Mr Gary McKeegan
You are taught one module at a time in blocks, with time set aside for assessment completion. This is a combination of interactive workshops, lectures, seminars, fieldwork, and practical activities etc.
Practicals are focused on developing subject specific skills and applied individual and group project work.
The course has been designed to include authentic assessments which enhance employability and entrepreneurial skills.
Assessment methods include a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, case studies, presentations and practicals. There are no examinations.
Classes will be held on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. A 30-credit module equates to 30 hours of contact time.
The duration of the course is 1 academic year on a full time basis.
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The range of delivery techniques and module choices keeps the course engaging and the use of guest speakers is very effective as it gives you a different outlook on various topics.
I really enjoy the open discussion with classmates and lecturers on sports related issues and themes as I think this is how I learn best.
How to apply
Students interested in the full time MSc in in Sport & Physical Education for Young People are invited to complete the online application.Apply Now