Taught course

Sport and Exercise Psychology (non-accredited)

University of Roehampton · Department of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Previous qualification with substantial research component, including research methods module and a dissertation.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop an in-depth understanding of the psychology underpinning sport performance, physical activity and well-being as well as acquire essential skills to succeed as a practitioner or as an academic in Sport and Exercise Psychology.

This is our non-BPS-accredited programme, meaning those who do not hold at least a 2:2 in a BPS accredited undergraduate degree are eligible to apply. We also offer a BPS-accredited MSc Psychology of Sport and Exercise which you can find out about here.

Our innovative programme will give you a thorough theoretical, research informed grounding in sport and exercise psychology. You will learn the relationships between theoretical concepts and practical techniques used in assessment and support, allowing you to develop the psychological skills used by practicing Sport and Exercise Psychologists.

At Roehampton you’ll learn about the demands of working in a variety of different sports settings, how to effectively form practitioner-client relationships, the different approaches to applied practice, and you will explore the key factors that impact sports performance and well-being, including motivation, self-confidence, stress, attention, and physical activity.

Uniquely, our programme focuses on developing your identity as an academic and practitioner. Whether you want to continue your studies to a PhD or as a qualified Sport and Exercise Psychologist, employability skills are a key part of the programme. You will learn from those currently working in the industry as freelance consultants and larger organisations, as well as those working in research and academic settings.

Important Information:

In order to enrol onto the Sport and Exercise Psychology Accreditation Route (SEPAR) offered by the British Association of Sport & Exercise Science (BASES), students must complete an external module (The Open University: 'Investigating Psychology 2' module) in addition to this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)20 8392 3232