Taught course

Sport, Physical Activity and Mental Health

Edge Hill University · Department of Sport and Physical Activity

Entry requirements

You require a first or upper second class Honours degree in a relevant sports-related discipline or related field such as psychology, sociology, mental health, public health, or epidemiology. Applicants with a lower second class Honours degree in an appropriate subject, in addition to relevant work or other experience in the field of sport, physical activity and mental health, may also be admitted. Evidence of a suitable standard of English literacy and numeracy, such as GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or above, is also desirable. You will also need to apply for (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure.

Months of entry


Course content

This interdisciplinary course provides the unique opportunity to undertake cutting-edge, impact-focused and policy-relevant teaching and research activity concerned with health and wellbeing in sport, physical activity and related sectors.

You will have the opportunity to work with academic experts, practitioners and other professionals to further your understanding of the complex links between sport, physical activity and mental health and develop expertise in the design and evaluation of programmes intended to promote mental health and wellbeing. You will also examine how mental health may be compromised, as well as enhanced, by participating and working in community and professional sport.

Information for international students

For overseas applicants, IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
01695 657000