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MSci (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology

Course Description

From creating an active nation to producing a gold medal winning performance, could Sport and Exercise Psychology be the key?

The work of sport and exercise psychologists can be wide ranging-from working with high level athletes to help them reach their potential, to supporting the general population to optimise their exercise participation.

Visit the website: http://www.chi.ac.uk/msci-hons-sport-and-exercise-psychology

Course detail

Working with our experience sport and exercise staff at the University of Chichester on the MSci (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology degree will allow you to build your theoretical knowledge and practical experience.

With access to a range of facilities such as our world class Tudor Hale Centre for Sport, you'll gain the skills and experience that a range of employers are looking for.

By choosing the four year MSci route, you will continue to develop genric and specific knowledge and hands on skills.

This route is potentially more financially attractive to obtain a Masters, as you will be able to apply for an undergraduate student loan.


- Year One -

- Scientific Enquiry into Sport and Exercise
- Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology
- Interpersonal Skills
- Acquistion and Performance of Sports Skills
- Perspectives in Psychology
- Psychology of Human Interaction
- Principles of Psychology

- Year Two -

- Researching Sport and Exercise
- Psychology of Training and Competition
- Cognitive Psychology for Sports Performance
- Social Psychology
- Developmental Psychology
- Biological Psychology
- Psychology of Physical Activity and Health
- Individual Differences Psychology

- Year Three -

- Independent Project (Double Module)
- Applied Sport Psychology 1: Mental Skills and Strategies
- Managing the Research Process
- Group Dynamics
- Applied Sport Psychology 11:Professional Practice
- Exercise and Physical Activity Interventions

Including a choice between:

- Psychology of Injury and Rehabilitation
- Psychology in Context: Work and Organisations

​- Year Four -

The MSci route will allow you to continue to develop generic and specific knowledge and hands-on skills with additional opportunities for specialism in specific areas through to Masters level.

How to apply:


Funding for postgraduate students:

For information on funding and scholarships, please visit: http://www.chi.ac.uk/study-us/fees-finance/funding-and-money-advice-0/funding-postgraduate-students


The world-class Tudor Hale Centre for Sport is the focus of sporting activities, both academic and recreational, at the University. The Tudor Hale Centre for Sport incorporates a suite of state of the art sport science laboratories, a sports injury clinic, a strength and conditioning room and a fitness suite.

In addition, there is a sports hall used for basketball, netball, trampolining, badminton, volleyball, cricket, soccer, table tennis, hockey and ultimate frisbee.

Located beside the Tudor Hale Centre for Sport you will find our brand new Sports Dome, incorporating four indoor tennis courts, our all-weather astro turf pitch, and grass rugby pitch.


- Brand new Sports Dome, with four tennis courts, three netball courts
- Sports hall
- 110m synthetic athletics track
- Modern fitness suite
- Strength and conditioning room
- Two multi-purpose gymnasiums
- Indoor and outdoor climbing walls and climbing boulder
- Grass football and rugby pitches
- Outdoor netball and tennis court
- Floodlit synthetic Astro Turf pitch
- Two seminar rooms
- Cricket nets

Sport Science Laboratories:

- Four dedicated psychology labs
- Two dedicated biomechanics labs
- Five dedicated physiology labs
- An environmental chamber to simulate heat, altitude, etc
- A sports injury clinic and adjoining rehabilitation space

Visit the MSci (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology page on the University of Chichester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Candidates require a good honours degree (2:1) which confers the British Psychological Society’s Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC status). To check the suitability of your degree please contact Dr Ruth Lowry on email: . Students will normally be invited to attend an interview. The interview will seek to establish the candidate’s ability to complete the MSc and any potential gaps in knowledge that may hinder progress. Where such gaps are identified candidates may be referred to preparatory study prior to the start of the course.

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