This Joint Honours provides a unique integrated course across two departments that allows you to combine study of sport from a social science perspective alongside gaining an insight into how people learn and how education systems work.
You will be pushed to do the application of theories and concepts to everyday issues such as increasing participation in community and youth sport, and approaches to teaching and learning. This course is relevant for those seeking to either go on to qualify as teachers with a sports specialism, work in other educational contexts, or explore in coaching or community sport development.
The broad curriculum includes the social context of sport, sport and leisure management, sport teaching, research in educational settings and other educational contexts and knowledge of the social and political context within which education takes place.
Undertaking a Joint Honours of Sports Studies and Education Studies allows for a high level of flexibility in deciding your degree and career pathway and is good for students who are still investigating what type of career they might want to follow.
You are introduced to the core disciplines that underpin the academic analysis of both sport and education and the way in which knowledge, skills and attitudes are passed on and develop in individuals as well as in institutions. The degree draws on a range of social science disciplines including sociology psychology, history and philosophy.
The structure of the programme means that you can develop your areas of interest by appropriate selection of modules. You start your first year with an even split of modules between the two subjects and can specialise in either subject as your own knowledge and interests develop in years two and three.
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