MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology (BPS accredited)

  • DeadlineStudy Details:

    MSc 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Course Description

If you’re a sport science or psychology graduate or an individual seeking a career change within sport and performance systems, our accredited MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology degree course is an essential step on your journey to becoming a practitioner psychologist.

Psychology plays a huge role in behaviour in sport, exercise, and performance environments by helping – or preventing – people from achieving optimal health and performance.

You’ll benefit from teaching unique to Portsmouth, including the psychology of elite performance and applied sport psychology, develop knowledge and skills that are critical to practitioners, and study key themes in the psychology of exercise and physical activity.

We’ll provide the expertise and support you need to develop your professional practice and we’ll give you outstanding preparation and insight into becoming a practitioner psychologist.

When you graduate you’ll be prepared for a career in sport and exercise psychology and you might continue your training working with professional sports clubs, national sports organisations and private clinics, perhaps by continuing your training journey on our professional doctorate.

Entry Requirements

Qualifications or experience

  • An upper second class honours degree or equivalent in a Sport and Exercise Science, Psychology, Sports Psychology or related subject. Alternative qualifications will be considered on a case by case basis.

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 (or equivalent) with no component score below 6.0.

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Programme Funding

If you meet our criteria, you could get a £3000 tuition fees discount – visit website for details

Student Destinations

This British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited Master’s course will enable you to continue to study towards Chartered status.

You’ll also have the transferable skills for careers in other sectors, like business, the police or the armed forces.

Graduates of this course have gone onto roles such as:

  • Performance Director
  • Personal Trainer
  • Psychological Well-being Practitioner
  • Sport Psychologist
  • Senior Programme Officer
  • Corporate Partnerships Executive
  • Operations Manager
  • General Manager
  • Lecturer
  • Teacher
  • Research Officer

Module Details

All modules on this MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology are core.

  • Advanced Topics in Skill Acquistion – 30 credits
  • Applied Sports Psychology – 30 credits
  • MSc Research Development and Practice – 60 credits
  • Psychology of Elite Performance – 30 credits
  • Psychology of Exercise and Physical Activity – 30 credits

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