Sports Studies & Physical Education

University College Cork


Course Name Sports Studies & Physical Education
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CK125
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Duration 4 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English and another language.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+To compete for a place as a school leaver, an applicant must satisfy the minimum entry requirements as well as any specific programme requirements, and then compete on the basis of the results obtained in their school leaving examinations.


Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28

LCVP can be counted for points scoring purposes only and cannot be counted as one of the six subjects to satisfy minimum entry requirements.
Mature Applicants

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UCC reserves places for mature students on almost all undergraduate degree programmes. Mature students do not need Leaving Certificate points to enter UCC. However, some degree programmes have specific educational requirements and i...

Alternative Entry For information on alternative entry go to:
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Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places Approx. Intake 50
Mature Entry Places 5
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2020 CAO Handbook): F...

Course Content

Students of Sport Studies and Physical Education, as well as qualifying to teach Physical Education, also graduate in a chosen specialist subject from one of the following: English, Gaeilge, Mathematics, French or History.

Why Study

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1 Modules

CORE: Anatomy of Exercise; Psychosocial Basis of Physical Education, Sport & Health; Movement Analysis; Introduction to Exercise Physiology; Health; Practical Areas 1; Placement 1; Curriculum Design: Youth, Learning & Cultural Conte...

Careers or Further Progression

As well as qualifying as a teacher of Physical Education with an Arts specialism, this course equips graduates to work in areas such as:

• Education
• coaching
• physical activity and disability
• sport in the community
• he...

Further Enquiries Marie Nash
T: +353 (0)21 490 3055
Points History
Year Points
2020 510 * (Not all on this points score were offered places)
2019 499
2018 487