Masters degree completion

Program Highlights

Complete your MAPESPL in Physical Education at the University of Wales - Trinity St. David!

  • Receive credit for your Graduate Diploma in Physical and Health Education (GDPHE) from Douglas.
  • Attend a two-week summer research methods institute in Wales.
  • Receive support from expert faculty via online collaborative learning tools. 
  • Maintain your connection to the Douglas College library for research. 
  • GDPHE + MAPESPL tuition fees are less or comparable to BC Universities.
  • MAs. Get Teacher Qualification Service (TQS) recognition for your GDPHE and MAPESPL.
  • Masters completion possible in one additional year of study with two allowed.

About the program

The MA Physical Education, Sport and Physical Literacy (MAPESPL) program at the University of Wales - Trinity St. David (UWTSD) Camarthen campus builds on your completed Graduate Diploma in Physical and Health Education from Douglas College. Successful applicants will attend a two week research methods summer institute in Carmarthen, Wales, where they will study physical and health education research methods and complete a formal research proposal. Candidates then complete the data gathering, writing and reporting of their thesis from home with ongoing support from UWTSD faculty members located both in Vancouver and Wales. The program is designed for working teachers who demonstrate the self-direction and discipline to complete independent studies and projects while working. The program is housed within the University of Wales, School of Sport, Health and Outdoor Education in picturesque South Wales. 

Get TQS Recognition for your work!

The MAPESPL program qualifies BC teachers who are not at the maximum step in the Teacher Qualification Service (TQS) system after their Graduate Diploma in Physical and Health Education from Douglas a step increase (e.g. from step 5+ to 6). All TQS inquiries and validation of your status should be directed to TQS.

Important dates and deadlines

Oct. 1, 2020                        Beginning of application period 
March 31, 2021  Application period closes 
April 30, 2021 Admissions offers 
May 15, 2021  Deposit deadline 
Date TBD Program orientation 
Date TBD Summer institute start - UWTSD (Wales) 
Date TBD Summer institute end - UWTSD (Wales) 


Program fees

Fees do not include airfare to Wales for the summer institute, personal expenditure, health care insurance and weekend meals. The program fee is split into 4 payments and covers the summer institute accommodation, excursion transportation, most meals and all module fees (course fees) required to complete the Master’s dissertation. 

2021 Estimated Fee Schedule (based on 2020 schedule) :

May 31, 2021 ~ £700  Non-refundable deposit 
July 15, 2021 ~ £1200  Summer institute fee
Oct. 31, 2021  ~ £700  Program fee
Feb. 28, 2022  ~ £700  Program fee
Total   ~ £3300


Want more information?

For more information please contact: Karen Sirna, PhD, Coordinator Graduate Diploma in Physical and Health Education Sport Science Department, Douglas College.
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Application Deadline

The Application submission process will re-open October 1, 2020 and close March 31, 2021.

Application Package information can be found here:


The program will accept 12 students to the 2021 cohort. Apply early!