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MA Exercise and Sport – Psychology

Course Description

Manchester Metropolitan University is currently undertaking a review of long-term academic provision on the Cheshire campus. The review will look at how we might re-focus the types of courses offered at Cheshire in the context of the wider University provision. A range of options is currently being considered.

We can confirm that we are taking and processing applications for full time postgraduate courses and any part time courses of one year duration starting in 2017 on the Cheshire Campus. However, with regard to longer part time postgraduate courses, due to the ongoing review, the University will accept applications for courses delivered at Cheshire but will not process those applications until more is known in respect of the future of the campus.

Intellectually challenging and discipline-focussed, this programme prepares you for a career within your chosen sub-discipline of exercise and sport at an advanced level. Underpinned by research and practitioner expertise, an interdisciplinary perspective in encouraged. Opportunities for interaction across biomechanics, physiology and psychology, coaching studies, sport development and sports injury are included.

The course is flexible: major and minor in chosen subjects for your desired combination e.g. MA Exercise and Sport (Psychology with Biomechanics).

Full-time: Attendance at the University for 2 days per week from September to Easter. From Easter until completion attendance will be dependent on the research project being undertaken.

Part-time: University attendance for one day per week from September to Easter in the first year.

In the second year, one day a week for Terms 1 and 2 and then Easter to completion of research project as necessary.

Masters graduates have the potential to progress into research programmes and positions, sport science/coaching within a sport governing body or with the English Institute of Sport, Scottish and Welsh Sports Council or Sports Coach UK. For those who progress to achieve BPS Chartered status and HPC registration there are also many opportunities to practise in an applied environment either in exercise or sport. There are also consultancy and teaching opportunities at institutes of further and higher education.


• Foundation Psychology
• Cognition and Emotion in Exercise and Sport
• Needs Analysis in Consultancy
• Neuroscience in Exercise and Sport
• Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
• Social Psychology of Performance Sport
• Professional Skills
• Research Methods and Design
• Research Project

Special Features

- Taught in a brand new £10 million Exercise and Sport Science Centre.
- Our sport development unit provides students opportunities to obtain additional qualifications and volunteering opportunities.
- Flexible programme allowing you to combine subjects
- Find out more about our courses by watching these short introductory films on the department and postgraduate applications and career prospects by the Head of Department Neil Fowler.

Visit the MA Exercise and Sport – Psychology page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You should normally hold a good UK honours degree (or international equivalent) typically a first or upper second classification in a related area or in an area of study accompanied by significant professional or personal experience. Applicants with a 2:2 will be called for interview. Those with sector-based expertise, but without traditional qualifications, are actively encouraged to apply.

Course Fees

Please see our website for the latest information on course fees.

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