Taught course

Applied Sport Psychology

Plymouth Marjon University · Department of Sport and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

  • A 2:2 degree or above in a relevant subject area though all applications will be reviewed on an individual basis
  • Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) may be used for entry to this course
  • We welcome applications from students who may not meet the formal entry criteria but who have relevant experience

Months of entry


Course content

Our Applied Sport Psychology degree develops and utilises the applied skills and techniques required to be a practitioner in sport and/or exercise psychology. The programme provides opportunities to experience the practical nature of what a sport and exercise psychologist does (subject to BPS accreditation) as well as enhance knowledge and understanding of contemporary research in the field of sport and exercise psychology.

One of the standout features is the applied professional practice module. This module enables the student to engage in a work based learning environment to practice, develop and reflect upon the application of the appropriate skillset, and it’s development, within sport and exercise psychology. This feature will also be attractive to students who are already in employment as it allows them to combine work and study sport psychology.

Our MSc Applied Sport Psychology meets the requirements for British Psychological Society (BPS) stage 1 and the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences (BASES) supervised experience. In addition the degree will explore contemporary issues and challenges within sport and exercise psychology.

Graduates of the programme who have a sport and exercise science background can apply for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) Supervised Experience, which is the route to becoming a BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (Psychology), and they can log their placement hours towards this. This programme also aligns to the professional standards of the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC).

Information for international students

Fees for International students: £14,500 per annum

Fees and funding

Fees UK students: £8,000 per annum

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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