Taught course

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Brunel University London · Life Sciences

Entry requirements

The normal minimum entry requirement is an upper second class honours degree (2:1) in Psychology or Sport and Exercise Sciences. Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS) is no longer required before taking this course; however, students wishing to enrol on Stage 2 practitioner training must have GBC either by virtue of their undergraduate degree or successfully completing a BPS-accredited conversion course. Students who hold a good honours degree in an unrelated subject who have successfully completed a BPS-accredited conversion course (e.g. Graduate Diploma in Psychology) are also eligible to apply. Note: In the UK, GBC is attained either by completing a BPS-accredited undergraduate degree in psychology (minimum lower 2nd class honours) or by completing a BPS-accredited conversion course. If you have completed a degree in psychology outside of the UK the BPS will consider applications for GBC on an individual basis. The Society will consider whether you hold a degree from a recognised university or comparable institution and if it is of an equivalent standard to a British bachelors degree at a minimum lower 2nd class honours level (in addition whether your degree includes at least 50% psychology). Applicants may be required to attend a telephone interview.

Months of entry


Course content

This course runs in parallel with our MSc Sport, Health & Exercise Sciences (Sport Psychology) course and focuses on the application of psychology in the sport and exercise domain.

The course is aimed at students who hold or plan to obtain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and who wish to specialise in sport and exercise psychology, either as researchers or Health and Care Professions Council registered practitioners.


  • You will be provided with a coherent programme of study, consistent with the BPS accreditation criteria, that prepares you for Stage 2 of training to become a sport and exercise psychologist.
  • You will extend your knowledge and understanding in the field of sport and exercise psychology.
  • You will encounter a range of learning experiences designed to enhance critical analysis and independence of thought.
  • You will be given grounding in research methods and data analysis that prepares you for higher research-related degrees (e.g. PhD).

Special Features

  • The Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences enjoy a prominent position within the University, building upon traditions that stem from Borough Road College - the oldest teacher-training college in the British Commonwealth. We have a long-standing reputation for excellence in teaching and an impressive record of research and publication which consistently attracts high-calibre students, including high level sportsmen and sportswomen who successfully combine study with training and competition.
  • The modules and content of our MSc Sport Sciences (Sport Psychology) course were re-designed to align with the criteria set out by the BPS’ Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology.
  • The course capitalises on the extensive research and consultancy expertise within the sport and exercise psychology teaching team. We currently have three staff members who are BPS-Chartered Psychologists registered as consultants with the Health Professions Council and have excellent consultancy links within football and tennis.
  • Many of our graduates have secured work-experience placements after completing their course and we are looking to further develop these opportunities. For example, recent graduates from our sport psychology courses have worked with: Fulham FC, Southampton FC, Wickham Wonderers FC, Sutton Tennis Academy, West Indies Cricket Board, IMG Bollettieri Tennis Academy.
  • We have some of the best sports facilities in the UK which include an indoor and outdoor sports and fitness complex. For more information visit Brunel University Sport.

Information for international students

Our International Pathways and Language Centre offers a range of foundation and pre-masters courses to provide you with the academic skills required for your chosen course.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,350 full-time; £4,175 part-time
International students
£17,200 full-time; £8,600 part-time

Postgraduate Loans: From 1 August 2016, students who live in England will be able to apply for a Postgraduate Loan in academic year 2016/17 of up to £10,000. Find out more

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


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Course contact details

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