Taught course

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Newcastle University · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent in:

  • sport and exercise science with substantial psychology content
  • psychology
  • related fields with relevant experience (eg sport coaching).

Months of entry


Course content

Sport and exercise psychologists work with athletes, either as individuals or as teams. They develop strategies that improve performance. We will prepare you with the skills and knowledge to develop better performance in individual and team-based sports.

Newcastle University is the first Russell Group University to develop an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology. We have expert academics and clinical staff from the Faculty of Medical Sciences. The Sport and Exercise Psychology MSc at Newcastle University is accredited by the British Psychological Society.

You'll develop your understanding of psychology in a sport and exercise context. This includes the theory, evidence and practice. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills to become a reflective practitioner. We'll prepare you for further professional training. This is a route towards eligibility to practice as a sport and exercise psychologist.

Students will prepare for:

  • careers in sport and exercise psychology
  • higher research-related degrees (for example a PhD).

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Information for international students

English Language Requirements

Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 7.0 in all sub-skills).

Fees and funding

See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Psychology