This course runs in parallel with our BPS-accredited course and focuses on the application of psychology in the sport and exercise domain. The course is aimed at students with a background in Sport Sciences who wish to specialize in Sport and Exercise Psychology, potentially pursuing a career either in research or as a Sport Scientist accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).
To provide you with a coherent programme of study, which prepares you for training to become accredited through BASES To extend your knowledge and understanding in the field of Sport and Exercise Psychology To provide you with a range of learning experiences designed to enhance critical analysis and independence of thought To provide you with grounding in research methods and data analysis that prepares you for higher research-related degrees (eg PhD)
The Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences enjoy a prominent position within the University, building upon traditions that stem from Borough Road College - the oldest teacher-training college in the British Commonwealth. We have a long-standing reputation for excellence in teaching and an impressive record of research and publication which consistently attracts high-calibre students, including high level sportsmen and sportswomen who successfully combine study with training and competition.
The modules and content of our MSc Sport Sciences (Sport Psychology) course were re-designed to align with the criteria set out by the BPS’ Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology. The course capitalises on the extensive research and consultancy expertise within the sport and exercise psychology teaching team. We currently have three staff members who are BPS-Chartered Psychologists registered as consultants with the Health Professions Council and have excellent consultancy links within football and tennis. Many of our graduates have secured work-experience placements after completing their course and we are looking to further develop these opportunities. For example, recent graduates from our sport psychology courses have worked with: Fulham FC, Southampton FC, Wickham Wonderers FC, Sutton Tennis Academy, West Indies Cricket Board, IMG Bolletieri Tennis Academy.
The normal entry requirement is at least a UK upper second class (2:1) Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in Sport Sciences; Psychology or a related discipline.This includes graduates who have completed a joint course with Sport Sciences or Psychology as one of their subjects as well as single honours Sports Sciences or Psychology graduates.Applicants will be required to attend a telephone interview