Postgraduate study2016

MSc

Sport and Exercise Psychology

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time (part-time available)

This programme provides students with a critical understanding of sport and exercise psychology. It is designed and delivered primarily with a view to best preparing students for two specific career pathways: a Sport and Exercise Psychologist / Sport and Exercise Scientist or a lecturer / professor of sport and exercise psychology / sport and exercise science, specialising in psychology.

MSc

Sport and Exercise Psychology

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time (part-time available)

This programme provides students with a critical understanding of sport and exercise psychology. It is designed and delivered primarily with a view to best preparing students for two specific career pathways: a Sport and Exercise Psychologist / Sport and Exercise Scientist or a lecturer / professor of sport and exercise psychology / sport and exercise science, specialising in psychology.

Programme information

Areas of study include: research methods and methodologies, psychology of sport and physical activity in youth, current research in performance psychology and management, psychology of exercise for clinical populations, quantitative research, qualitative research, mental health in sport and exercise, professional practice in sport psychology, the psychology of the coach-athlete relationship, and a research project.

This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Assessment

Examination, coursework and a research paper.

Entry qualification

An upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in sport and exercise science, psychology, or a related field. High standard grades in relevant undergraduate and/or postgraduate modules, a personal statement and two sound academic references.

Careers and further study

Graduates from this course have gone on to careers including: Sport and Exercise Psychologist, Performance Psychologist, Sport and Exercise Scientist, Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology, Coach.

Other students have progressed to doctoral research in the field of sport and exercise psychology.

Further information

If you would like further information regarding the reading list and timetable for this programme, or you simply want to take a look at our FAQs please download the following documents; 

Programme modules

Modules available for this course are:

Research Methodologies and Methods
Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity in Youth
Current Research in Performance Psychology and Management
Psychology of Exercise for Clinical Populations
The Psychology of the Coach-Athlete Relationship
Mental Health in Sport and Exercise
Professional Practice in Sport Psychology
Quantitative or Qualitative Research
Project

Apply now

The best way to apply for admission to a taught or research programme is online. This helps us to process your application quickly.

Your application must be supported by documentary evidence of entry qualifications, including English language, academic transcripts and references.

You are strongly advised to send your documents, including transcripts and references, as soon as you make your online application – they can be submitted online.

A decision about your application cannot be made until we receive your supporting documents.

For more information on the application process, take a look at our how to apply section.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

Taught ProgrammesUK/EUInternational
PGT Band 1 (Classroom-based) £6,600 £14,950

University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.

Funding

A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

  • Student loans for master's degrees
  • Department-specific bursaries
  • Scholarships
  • Professional and Career Development Loans
  • External charities and trusts
  • Studentships
  • Research Council funding

Find out more about the support available for UK/EU students and international students.