Key features of this course:
- A sound understanding of principles and concepts relating to both physical education (PE) and mathematics and their application to issues in the modern world.
- Innovative approaches to learning and teaching that engage with real-world topics assessed through a range of approaches
- Outstanding access to resources including mathematical software and sports facilities
- Regular opportunities within the course to apply your knowledge through short mathematical projects and PE teaching episodes
- Friendly and supportive learning approach that helps you develop your knowledge, skills and understanding within PE and mathematics
- Teaching by experienced, research-informed mathematicians and experienced PE practitioners
For more information about teaching, learning and assessment on this course, please see the single honours course pages for Mathematics and Physical Education.
It was the perfect balance between practical PE and theory and the course gave me free rein to choose what modules and pathway best suited my interests and future career goals.
Paige Nicholls, Physical Education Joint Honours graduate.
At least 112 UCAS Tariff points including A level Mathematics
The points above are the new UCAS tariff, which will be used for courses starting from September 2017. See our new UCAS tariff page for more information.
The standard annual fee for full-time UK/EU students enrolling in 2017 is £9,250 per year. Part-time fees are generally charged on a pro rata basis.
For more details, please visit our course fees page.
- Course content
Introduction to Physical Education
Dance and Gymnastics
Introduction to Applied Mathematical Modelling
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Scientific Principles of Movement in PE
Fundamentals of Athletics in Schools
Learning and Teaching in Physical Education
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra
The Research Process
Teaching Gymnastics and Dance in Secondary Schools
Swimming and Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
Teaching Special Education Needs and Disability PE in Schools
Statistical Estimation and Inference
Application of Learning Theory in Physical Education
Primary Physical Education
14-19 PE and Sport
Beyond the PE Curriculum – Participatory Action Research
Advanced Statistical Modelling in Sport
Statistics in Medicine and Health
Applied Bayesian Statistics
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This course will equip you with both the analytical problem solving skills of the mathematician and a deep understanding of PE and its importance in modern society.
You will benefit from the formal and rigorous approach of mathematics and from the clear presentation of pedagogical principles and the ways that these underpin the delivery of PE as a curriculum subject.
The first year mathematics module start with ‘transition’ material aimed at providing a solid base for your three year study of mathematics.
Similarly, the Year 1 PE modules cover core aspects of the subject. In both subjects there is a gradual move through the three years from fundamental processes to the application of knowledge, understanding and skills to address issues of real importance in modern society.
Through a combination of PE and mathematics, graduates are able to develop a wide range of skills and attributes, such as problem-solving, data analysis and personal learning and thinking skills.
This means that they are able to become team workers, self-managers, creative thinkers, effective participants, independent enquirers and reflective learners, which will serve them very well in their future careers both directly within their chosen subject areas and in the broader range of career opportunities within the private and public sectors.
- How to apply
Apply through UCAS
Mathematics and Physical Education BSc (Hons) - GX15
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