Taught course

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Institution
UWE Bristol · Department of Health and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

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Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology is designed to provide you with an advanced understanding of sport and exercise psychology theory. You'll build knowledge of the practical use of psychology in sport and exercise contexts, and develop a critical understanding of the relationship between theory and practice.

Because all members of the teaching team combine applied work with their academic roles, you can be sure that your learning will be up-to-date and shaped by real-life experiences of psychological support.

Our many industry connections include national governing bodies, organisations, athletes and professional teams. You'll have diverse opportunities to observe how sport and exercise psychology support is delivered in practice, and how psychologists work with coaches, other athlete support staff, and policy makers.

The MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology features a balance of online and face-to-face taught content, giving you the flexibility to fit your studies around work or other commitments.

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and constitutes stage 1 training in sport and exercise psychology. As a graduate, you can go on to stage 2 training to gain chartership with the BPS by completing the Qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology (QSEP) if you have Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC) through your undergraduate psychology degree. Or you can complete the Sport and Exercise Psychology Accreditation Route (SEPAR) through the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), if you have an undergraduate degree in sport science. Both options lead to registration with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC).

Whether you wish to become a professional sport and exercise psychologist, enhance your coaching practice or work in the allied health professions, this MSc will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the application of psychology in sport and exercise contexts.

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For more information, see our listing for this course on the UWE website by clicking on the ‘Visit website’ button, located further down this page.

We hold a number of University-wide open evenings as well as subject specific events throughout the year for anyone considering postgraduate and professional study. Find out about our UWE Bristol open days.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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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

Accredited by the British Psychological Society, this highly flexible Master's provides a strong theoretical background to sports psychology in practice. You'll experience excellent peer learning alongside applied experiences, where you'll observe sport psychology in action.

Course contact details

Name
UWE Admissions
Email
admissions@uwe.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)117 328 3333