Taught course

Performance Psychology

Bangor University · School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science

Entry requirements

At least a 2.ii honours degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent), or athletes and coaches who are working professionals or have substantial voluntary experience of at least three years duration, or non-sport professionals such as from the armed forces, emergency services and business, of at least three years duration. Students with a degree from a different academic area may also be considered. Working professionals with non-graduate qualifications will be assessed on an individual basis. Please contact sport@bangor.ac.uk with any questions.

Months of entry


Course content

Do you often wonder why performance breaks down under pressure or how do I get the best out of my team? This distance MSc degree in Performance Psychology is aimed at anyone who has an interest in performance psychology that will better prepare you to perform as a coach, an athlete, or work as an applied performance psychologist in sport, business, armed forces, and the performing arts. You will study the following topics: Personality, Team and Individual Resilience, Stress and Performance, Motivation, Mental Toughness, Team Cohesion and Dynamics, Leadership, Coach-Athlete Relationship, Psychological Skills Training, Accelerating Skill Development, Identifying and Developing Talent, Supervised Applied Experience, and Individual Characteristics Relating to Peak Performance. The course content is delivered by staff from the Institute for the Psychology of Elite Performance (IPEP). The online degree in Performance Psychology is modelled upon existing psychological components of our BPS accredited MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology degree program that IPEP currently delivers. All modules are delivered by IPEP staff who currently work within elite level sport and business. All our teaching is led by staff that publish research that is judged to be of International Standard or World Leading (latest Research Exercise Framework; REF 2014).

Information for international students

EU and Overseas students, whose first language is not English, are required to take the standardised English Language test (IELTS) before starting the course. Students who achieve a score of 6.0 or above (no individual score below 5.5) are eligible for direct entry to the course. The University offers pre-sessional language courses before courses start through ELCOS for those that need additional support reaching the required level. Students will not be required to travel to the UK to complete the degree.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

01248 351151