Taught course

Sport, Physical Activity and Mental Health

Edge Hill University · Sport and Physical Activity

Entry requirements

You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or upper second-class honours (2:1 or above) in a relevant sports-related discipline. Suitable subjects include sports development, sports management, sport and exercise science, sports coaching, sports psychology, sociology of sport, and physical activity and health. If you have a degree in a related field, such as education, psychology, sociology, mental health, public health, or business and management, you are also encouraged to apply.

Applicants with a lower second class honours degree in one of the above disciplines, in addition to relevant work or other experience in the field of sport, physical activity and mental health, may also be admitted at the Department’s discretion.

Evidence of a suitable standard of English literacy and numeracy, such as GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent), is also desirable.

If you accept a formal offer from Edge Hill University, you will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure indicating that you meet the mandatory criteria of ‘Clearance to Work with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults’.

Months of entry


Course content

Already working in the world of sport? Or want to make the move into this field? Look no further. We’ve teamed up with Everton in the Community (the official charity of Everton Football Club) to offer a distinctive opportunity for anyone with an interest in sport, physical activity and mental health.

You’ll work with academics, practitioners and other professionals to understand the relationship between movement and our minds. We’ll also help you examine how mental health can be improved – and compromised – by taking part in sport, physical activity and exercise.

Knowing what makes an effective programme for promoting good mental health is key, so you’ll spend time examining others and designing your own. You’ll also have the opportunity to carry out research which focuses on policy and creating impact.

Your career in the world of sport

Running this degree with Everton in the Community means we can offer you distinctive opportunities. This might be the chance to deliver one of their programmes, complete work experience or join a research project.

As well as recent graduates, this programme is perfect for practitioners, professionals and policy makers. Our students come from a range of backgrounds including youth and social work, creative industries and public health. For anyone already working in community or professional sport, this is an ideal development opportunity.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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