A BPS accredited undergraduate honours degree (normally a high 2:2 or above) in psychology or other relevant subject (e.g., sport and exercise sciences, education)
Professional qualification relevant to clinical or sport psychology and/or minimum 3 years relevant experience in clinical or sport settings.
If you are unsure whether your qualifications are appropriate, please contact the University’s Admissions Department.
CCCU welcomes and values applications from international students. International students applying for this programme are directed toward CCCU’s International application page for information regarding the application process, fees, scholarships, and partner institution opportunities (e.g., Erasmus+). Further information can be found here.
If English is not your first language you require an IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5 for most standard undergraduate and postgraduate courses. There are some exceptions and if the IELTS requirement differs it will be specified on the course page.
Months of entry
Our MSc Clinical Sport Psychology incorporates specialised teaching from practicing clinical and sport psychologists, and provides a curriculum that is at the cutting edge of research and practice.
You will be part of a friendly and supportive community, in which you will learn from and work alongside research-active, and practice-oriented academics. The course will develop your knowledge and skills in clinical sport psychology while research training will equip you to enter a variety of research roles.
The practice landscape of sport psychology in the UK is changing with a greater emphasis on athlete well-being and duty of care, alongside enhancing performance.
This programme incorporates specialised teaching from practicing clinical and sport psychologists to enhance your learning experience, and provides a curriculum that is at the cutting edge of research and practice. Understanding clinical psychology, which is directed toward the application of theory and principles of psychology to:
understand and prevent distress,
promote well-being, and sport psychology (which is typically directed toward enhanced athlete/team performance and well-being) provides a synthesis of knowledge and understanding that would make you highly attractive to a range of potential employers, and in preparation for training in other mental-health related disciplines.
The programme is designed to deliver a student-centred and applied teaching and learning experience to develop your knowledge and skills in the professional practice and research of clinical sport psychology.
This is the first Masters Programme in Clinical Sport Psychology in the UK.
Students can stay within the school to undertake the supervised experience necessary to become a HCPC Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist.
Students will be part of a unique community bringing together our internationally recognised research in clinical and sport psychology.
We offer a friendly, supportive, and research-informed environment, in you will learn from and work alongside research-active, and practice-oriented academics.
Accreditation from the British Psychological Society for a Stage 1 Masters in Sport and Exercise Psychology will be applied for after Canterbury Christ Church University Validation approval.
Information for international students
Canterbury Christ Church University welcomes applications from International Students. For more information please visit our website.