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MSc Psychology of Sport

Course Description

Taught by staff with consultancy and research experience, this MSc reflects the current industry trends and employer needs. The course has a broad focus and develops a critical understanding of contemporary theory, research and practice in sport psychology, with a focus on developing graduates who are able to integrate and translate theory and research into practice.

Your studies will include: theory and application of psychological skills, exploration of social processes, understanding of individual differences, learning applied research methods and developing knowledge of career transition management.

In addition to these core skills, the course places a great emphasis on professional practice and development through a work-based learning experience, alongside developing your own specific interests through a research dissertation.

Key information

-Degree type: MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate.
-Study methods: Part time, full time. Campus based.
-Start date: September.
-Course Director: Dr Calum Arthur.

About the Faculty

The Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport brings together the collective expertise of multidisciplinary academics. We have a commitment to making a difference to world needs in health, wellbeing and society through teaching, research and public involvement.

We develop global citizens through our excellence in learning and teaching, focusing on employability to foster those who can make a difference.

Our portfolio of research-led Health Sciences courses advances knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals to promote patient-centred care.

As Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence we are at the heart of Scottish and UK sport, committed to excellence in all aspects of University sporting life.

Visit the MSc Psychology of Sport page on the University of Stirling website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Kelli Sharp

“The Sports Studies course offered such a variety of different modules choices which helped me to map out a future career path within the sporting profession that was best suited to me. I had such an enjoyable experience as an undergraduate that I decided I wanted to return to Stirling to gain a Masters in the Psychology of Sport.

“For both teaching and recreational purposes, the sport facilities at Stirling are first-class. There is an excellent gym on campus and this allowed me to take part in and gain my gym instructor qualification.

“I really like the School of Sport because of the professional and friendly manner in which the staff interact with the students. The support given to me during my four years as an undergraduate was second-to-none.

“I also had a very enjoyable experience on campus and made many friends; and I liked the history of the area and the scenery surrounding the University.


Entry Requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. INTO University of Stirling offers a Graduate Diploma for those students who do not meet the required criteria for this course. If you successfully complete the Graduate Diploma in Business, Finance and Sport and meet the required progression grades, you will be guaranteed entry onto this Master's degree.

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