Taught course

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Institution
Bangor University · School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Only students with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society are eligible to register for this course. To have GBC students must have completed a BPS accredited undergraduate degree. The BPS does not accredit overseas institutions (apart from Chinese University of Hong Kong and University of Hong Kong) therefore students with an overseas degree in Psychology will need to apply for individual Graduate Membership of the BPS.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The School is proud to have been the first to gain BPS postgraduate professional training accreditation for this MSc programme. Completion of this course will form part of a period of study required for registration as a Chartered Psychologist.

The programme is aimed at students with BPS Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). To have GBC students must have either achieved at least a Lower Second Class Honours degree on a BPS accredited undergraduate degree programme or completed the BPS accredited conversion (see Entry Requirements). For more information about BPS accreditation and to check the accreditation status of a course that you have completed please click here.

The 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. Students also undertake additional compulsory modules in sport psychology and exercise psychology, and choose one optional module from rehabilitation of the injured athlete or effective coaching. 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 of student time (including formal contact).

Please note:

  • The BPS does not accredit Diplomas. If you fail the MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology and gain a Diploma it will not be accredited.
  • The BPS does not accredit overseas institutions (apart from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and University of Hong Kong) therefore students with an overseas degree in Psychology will need to apply for individual Graduate Membership of the BPS. International students can apply for individual recognition by the BPS here.

Information for international students

Students who achieve a score of 6.5 or above and 6.0 for writing are eligible for direct entry to the course. Students who achieve 6.0 may be required to attend an English Language Course in the summer preceding their course.

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 http://www.bangor.ac.uk/sport/pg_funding.php.en

Other funding may also be available from the University.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Jonathan Moore
Email
mscsport@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
01248 388256