Entry requirements

At least 2(ii) undergraduate honours degree is required.

Months of entry


Course content

This course focuses on developing a student's scientific understanding of the human mind, behaviour and experience, and of the complex interactions between these and the domain of sport and exercise. It has been designed to be flexible and relevant to the student's individual needs and interests, with a strong emphasis on the application of theory to professional practice. Within the modular structure all students undertake core/compulsory modules in: research skills; independent study (a one to one supervised programme of work leading to the development of the proposal for the research project); supervised experience a module tailored to the needs of the individual and could include directed work with a specified client group or individual; research project relevant to the programme being studied. In addition to the above, students undertake an optional module from either rehabilitation of the injured athlete or effective coaching. They also study two additional compulsory modules in sport psychology and exercise psychology. The programme is delivered using a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, seminars, workshops, group activities, practical work, tutorials and role play. Each module comprises approximately 200 hours (including formal contact).

Information for international students

EU and Overseas students, whose first language is not English, are required to take the standardised English Language test (IELTS) at their British Council before the June of their admission to the course. IELTS: 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) is required.

Fees and funding

The School will reward academic excellence at entry. A fee reduction of £1,000 will be applied for self-funding Home/EU students who achieve a first class honours degree (or equivalent).

Other applicants are eligible to apply for Graduate Assistantships with the School. Please see our website.
Other funding may also be available from the University.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Dr Jonathan Moore
01248 388256