Entry requirements (Home)
If you are applying for the BPS accredited award you must have Graduate Basis for Certified Membership (GBC) on entry and would normally be expected to have a good honours degree (i.e., upper second or first) in Sport Psychology, Psychology or a related combined award.
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.
In addition, international students should hold IELTS English language at a minimum of 6.5 or equivalent.
Entry requirements (International)
LJMU welcomes applications from international students. In addition to normal entry requirements, you will be expected to demonstrate a very good level of English language competence, for example an IELTS score of 6.0-6.5 or equivalent. Please note: specific courses may require higher levels of English language competence. If you have applied 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. It can take four to six weeks to receive an ATAS certificate, so please make sure you apply as early as possible. You can find out more on the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website. Alternatively, contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for guidance. Please note: international students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part time. Students entering the UK on alternate types of visa may be in a position to study part time. Please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for further details before making your application. In order to obtain a visa you will also need to show evidence that the money required to cover your tuition fees and living expenses has been in your bank account for at least 28 days prior to submitting your visa application. So please make sure that your finances are in place before applying. For more details, go to our international website.
For advice on any aspect of the application process, please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team.
Enquiries and applications are welcomed from international applicants. Please contact the admissions team to discuss your qualifications.
Months of entry
Complete a BPS-accredited Masters in Sport Psychology under the guidance of world-leading academic staff. The School of Sport and Exercise Science at Liverpool John Moores University conducts internationally recognised research and attracts world-class sports people, researchers and postgraduates.
- British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited for applicants with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC)
- Provides a Stage 1 qualification for entry to Stage 2 training, including LJMU’s Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology
- Course available to study full time (1 year) and part time (2 years)
- High levels of academic and pastoral support and access to world-class facilities in the award-winning Tom Reilly Building
- Excellent vocational opportunities, including professional practice placement in a sport or exercise setting
Information for international students
International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.
Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.
Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.
Please contact LJMU’s International Team for more information and advice.
Fees and funding
Please see the course page for more information.
Qualification and course duration
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Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- 0151 231 5090