Taught course

Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Sport Psychology)

Brunel University London · Life Sciences

Entry requirements

The entry requirement is at least a UK upper second class (2:1) Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in Sport Sciences; Psychology or a related discipline. This includes graduates who have completed a joint course with Sport Sciences or Psychology as one of their subjects as well as Single Honours Sports Sciences or Psychology graduates. Applicants may be required to attend a telephone interview. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.

Months of entry


Course content

The course runs in parallel with our British Psychological Society (BPS) – accredited Sport and Exercise Psychology MSc. The Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Sport Psychology) MSc focuses on the application of psychology in the sport and exercise domain.

The course is aimed at students with a background in sport sciences who wish to specialise in sport and exercise psychology, potentially pursuing a career either in research or as a sport scientist accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).

It includes the module ‘Physical Activity and Health’ in which contemporary issues such as obesity and injury rehabilitation are examined from a multi and interdisciplinary perspective.


  • You will be provided with a coherent programme of study that prepares you for training to become accredited through BASES.
  • 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).

Information for international students

Guarantee entry for our courses as applications are assessed on case-by-case basis. English Language Requirements: IELTS: 7 (min 6 in all areas); Pearson: 64 (51 in all subscores); BrunELT: 70% (min 60% in all areas).

Fees and funding

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

Read about funding opportunities available to postgraduate students

Qualification and course duration


part time
30 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment40
Dissertation30 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Taught Programmes Office Department of Life Sciences
+44 (0)1895 265599