Taught course

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Institution
University of Winchester · Department of Sports Studies
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Normally a first or second-class Honours degree in a related subject or professional experience in the area of study.

Months of entry

September

Course content

MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology at Winchester seeks to develop evidence-based practitioners who are active problem-solvers and can provide the best psychological solutions to the challenges they encounter.

The course has been developed for individuals who possess Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). The programme is accredited by the BPS, and therefore provides the first stage in a training process towards becoming a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist.

MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology provides students with the opportunity to extend their theoretical understanding of sport and exercise psychology within a supportive student-centred environment.

This programme draws on the strengths of a research-active sport and exercise psychology team to provide students with an academic programme that supports students' career aspirations of working as a sport and exercise psychologist.

Modules

Psychology in Practice
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Research Methods
Sport and Performance Psychology
Physical Activity and Exercise Psychology
Research in Practice
Dissertation

A diverse range of teaching methods are employed including seminar and workshop sessions interspersed with more formal lecture-style presentations from teaching staff and guest lecturers. Fostering critical self-reflection, and the ability to share these reflections with others, is central to learning on the programme. It encourages active participation, autonomous learning and passion for the subject and the process of learning. Students draw on their own experiences in a variety of ways throughout the programme.

A wide variety of assessment types are used. These include written assignments (including essays and case studies); presentations (including oral and poster presentations); portfolios (a flexible combination of assessment types which usually include providing evidence of acquired skills/competencies and critical reflection on personal development); projects; and research proposals. Students also complete a substantial independent research project.

MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology is the first step (Stage 1) in gaining Chartered Psychologist status with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Registered Practitioner status with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology students can progress to Stage 2 of training in Sport and Exercise Psychology which is also offered by the Department of Sport and Exercise at the University of Winchester.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 (including 6.5 in academic writing) or equivalent approved test. International students seeking additional information about this programme can email International@winchester.ac.uk or call +44 (0) 1962 827023.

Fees and funding

Home and EU tuition fee: £4,900
International tuition fee: £10,900

Limited bursaries, scholarships and discounts are available - please see our website under 'Students and Money' for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries and Applications
Email
course.enquiries@winchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1962 827234