Entry requirements

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 HPC 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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Complete a BPS-accredited Masters in Sports 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.

  • Course available to study full time (1 year) and part time (2 years)
  • British Psychological Society accredited for applicants with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC)
  • Route to HPC Registered Sport Psychologist status
  • High levels of academic and pastoral support and access to world-class facilities in the award-winning Tom Reilly Building
  • Academic team possess Approved Supervisors status for the Stage 2 qualification
  • Excellent career opportunities
This MSc programme is relevant for students who hold British Psychological Society (BPS) Graduate Basis for Certified Membership (GBC) and are looking to complete a BPS accredited Masters degree in Sport Psychology.

Applications are also invited from students with alternative qualifications, such as sport science degrees that do not confer eligibility for GBC. Please see ‘Entry Requirements’ for further details.
This ‘Stage 1’ qualification is required for progression onto ‘Stage 2’ of BPS professional training, which is the route to HCPC Registered Sport Psychologist status. Members of the programme team possess Approved Supervisors status for the Stage 2 qualification, and are available to provide supervision to those who wish to continue with their professional training post MSc.

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

LJMU will be awarding a range of generous international scholarships for students enrolling at the University in September. Please contact LJMU’s International Team by visiting www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/international-students for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please contact the Faculty of Science for up to date information regarding fees. The Faculty can be contacted by email at ScienceAdmissions@ljmu.ac.uk or telephone 0151 231 2888

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment80
Dissertation20

Course contact details

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