MSc in Physical Education & Sport for Young People

MSc Programme Key Information 2022-23

Programme Information

  • A distinctive full-time programme
  • The aim is to improve the lives of children and young people through sport
  • Post COVID-19 PE & sport have been recognised as key contributors in the recovery for children in terms of mental, physical and social health.
  • This course will promote the Sport NI strategy which states “We are passionate about maximising the power of sport to change lives. By 2025, we want the power of sport to be recognised and valued by all”
  • The MSc in Physical Education & Sport for Young People represent a suite of vocationally oriented taught modules that allow students to specialise in this discipline to enhance children’s lives and students’ employment opportunities.

Entrance Requirements

Candidates for admission to the MSc in Physical Education and Sport for Young People should normally hold:

An honours degree or equivalent qualification in a related field


Fees and Funding

Students wishing to complete a course do so on a self-funding basis. A full MSc amounts to 180 M-Level points.

In the academic year 2022-2023, the fee will be £6650



Post graduate Tuition Fee Loan

Students starting a postgraduate course are able to apply for a Post graduate Tuition Fee Loan (PG TFL) of up to £5500. The PG TFL is non-means tested and is paid directly to the Higher Education Provider.


For further information contact the college finance office:
Email: St Mary's Student Finance or Telephone: 028 9026 8234

Information can also be sought at Student Finance NI website


How to Apply

Application for the full time MSc course can be made via the online application form.


Applications should be submitted to the Academic Registry Office by 30th June 2022.

For any additional application information you can contact Academic Registry, telephone: 02890 268320

Late applications will be considered subject to the availability of places.


Further Information

For any further information please email Elaine McLaughlin (MSc Co-ordinator)