Taught course

Psychology of Sport

University of Stirling · Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport

Entry requirements

A lower second class Honours degree or better (or equivalent professional qualification). Applicants who do not hold the normal academic qualifications but who have an appropriate level of relevant experience in sport and exercise psychology may also be admitted. For applicants who do not hold the normal academic qualifications, it is recommended that they contact the University prior to submitting their formal application.

Months of entry


Course content

Based at our scenic sports campus, full-time students have the opportunity to graduate in nine months and are provided with guaranteed professional practice and development opportunities.

Psychology of Sport is an exciting degree that will help you develop your career in sport and exercise psychology.

Taught by staff with consultancy and research experience, this MSc reflects the current industry trends and employer needs. The course has a broad focus and develops a critical understanding of contemporary theory, research and practice in sport psychology, with a focus on developing graduates who are able to integrate and translate theory and research into practice.

Your studies will include: theory and application of psychological skills, exploration of social processes, understanding of individual differences, learning applied research methods, and developing knowledge of career transition management.

In addition to these core skills, the course places a great emphasis on professional practice and development through a work-based learning experience, alongside developing your own specific interests through a research dissertation.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your proficiency such as a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each skill), or TOEFL: Listening 23, Reading 23, Speaking 23, Writing 23.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
9 months
part time
24 months


full time
9 months
part time
24 months


full time
6 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

Sport Postgraduate Recruitment Team
+44 (0) 1786 466498