Entry requirements

You will be required to have:

  • a minimum upper second-class degree in the same relevant subject area as your MRes project topic. An application and interview will be required.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the mathematics and English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

The Sport Psychology MRes offers a unique opportunity to combine research in a specialist field and work-based learning experience.

This Sport Psychology MRes degree is a year-long, 180 credit degree which will provide you with a unique combination of research and teaching in higher education. You’ll explore a research project of your choosing in the area of Sport Psychology. There is also a teaching thread which runs throughout the course, beginning with a module which discusses teaching and learning in higher education, followed by 120 hours of shadowing teachers and assisting them with taught higher education modules in Sport Psychology..

The course is designed to provide a framework at postgraduate research level to support you in working in-depth on a self-directed programme of research. The MRes places an emphasis on research methods developed from Sport and Exercise Medicine and introduces you to current debates on the nature of research and knowledge in relation to current teaching practice. You’ll gain advanced skills in writing proposals, reflective reports and essays to develop modes of writing as exploratory and communicative modes for practice.

Sport Psychology research areas include sports therapy, sports rehabilitation, chronic health conditions and musculoskeletal disorders. Your MRes will usually focus on one of these areas, but we welcome cross-discipline research projects.

The MRes will serve as a gateway to further postgraduate study such as MPhil/PhDs or for careers in research and/or lecturing roles within higher education.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,600 per year
International students
£12,890 per year

Qualification and course duration


part time
24+ months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)20 7133 4202