Taught course

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Bangor University · School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science

Entry requirements

At least a good second class honours degree is required.

Months of entry

September, October

Course content

MRes programmes are aimed at students who wish to gain more extensive training in research in sport, health and exercise sciences and who may be interested in pursuing a PhD/research career.

This programme has been designed provide students with the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of the principles and application of research design and analytical methods relevant to the scientific study of the psychology of sport and exercise. The programme facilitates the integration of theory and professional practice, and throughout the programme the research process and emphasis on student autonomy of learning become increasingly important. Students may have the opportunity to prepare for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) supervisory experience training, which is normally a pre-requisite of the Association's professional accreditation.

The taught element of the programme includes a 20 credit compulsory Research Skills module which students combine with 40 credits from the following optional modules: peer reviewing of scientific research; presentations in statistics; exercise is medicine; performance psychology; exercise psychology; psychology of injury and rehabilitation; effective coach practice; psychology of effective coaching. Students will undertake a research project: under the guidance of their supervising tutor(s), they will pro-actively determine the content of this unit.

Information for international students

Students who achieve a score of 6.5 or above, with no individual component at less than 6.0, are eligible for direct entry to the course. Students who achieve 6.4 to 6.0 may be considered but will 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).

All applicants are eligible to apply for Graduate Assistantships with the School. Please see our website for more information.

Other funding may also be available from the University.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

A 30 week full-time PG Certificate is also available.

Course contact details

01248 351151