Entry requirements

You will need:
  • a minimum 2:1 honours degree in Sport Psychology, Psychology or a related combined award
  • Graduate Basis for Certified Membership (GBC) – only for the BPS accredited award
Additional Information
  • Applications from students with alternative qualifications: you are not eligible for the BPS accredited Stage 1 award, so cannot complete BPS Stage 2 training to become a HCPC Registered Sport Psychologist or have access to Chartered Membership of the Society
  • Applicants for the non-BPS accredited MSc Sport Psychology award would normally be expected to have the same level of honours degree in a related discipline e.g. Sport Science, where significant evidence of sport psychology study can be demonstrated
  • IELTS score 6.5
  • RPL is accepted on this programme
  • International students applying to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. Please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for further details
  • International students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part-time
If you have any specific queries, please contact scspgt@ljmu.ac.uk

Months of entry

September

Course content

Complete a BPS-accredited Masters in Sport Psychology at LJMU under the guidance of world-leading academic staff who carry out internationally recognised research.
  • Study on this British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited programme for applicants with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC)
  • Gain a Stage 1 qualification for entry to Stage 2 training, including LJMU’s Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Benefit from high levels of academic and pastoral support and access to world-class facilities in the award-winning Tom Reilly Building
  • Look forward to excellent vocational opportunities, including a professional practice placement in a sport or exercise setting
The School of Sport and Exercise Science has been delivering this programme for over 20 years, yet we keep our course design current so that you can apply the most relevant theory within your practice. We have a strong ethos of theory and applied knowledge, and it is this learning practice that we instill in our postgraduates – a style of knowledge transfer that no other BPS accredited course offers.

The programme philosophy seeks to critically engage you with a broad spectrum of Sport Psychology perspectives, drawing on a range of research and applied methodologies. Founded on an academically rigorous knowledge base, studies focus on the impact that research and psychological theory has on applied practice.

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
0151 231 5090