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Sport and Exercise Psychology (BPS Accredited) MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sports Psychology Sports / Movement Science

Course type


Course Summary

The course aims to provide stage one of the training required to achieve Chartered Status and full membership of the BPS's Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology. The course focuses on developing a student's scientific understanding of the human mind, behaviour and experience, and of the complex interactions between these and the domain of sport and exercise. It has been designed to be flexible and relevant to the student's individual needs and interests, with a strong emphasis on the application of theory to professional practice. All the school's postgraduate programmes are designed (with further training where appropriate) to enhance the career prospects of Sport, Health and Exercise Science graduates. Career destinations of Bangor postgraduates include: the Home Country Sports Institutes, National Governing Bodies, the Olympic Medical Institute, Professional sports teams and organisations, the fitness industry, the NHS (hospitals and Primary Care Trusts), Teaching and Education (after completing a Postgraduate Certificate of Education). The BPS does not accredit Diplomas. If you fail the MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology and gain a Diploma it will not be accredited.

Different course options

Full time | Bangor University | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



"Stress and performance", "Mental Toughness" and "Group dynamics", are the main theoretical areas that underpin this module. The aims of this module are to allow students to understand the theories related to these areas, and to apply sport psychology theory to real-life situations. For example, students will be expected to apply mental toughness interventions to stress and performance issues. This is semester 1 module.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Entry requirements

Applicants need at least a 2.2 honours degree.

Department profile

If you are looking for a Sport Science Masters degree with inspirational teaching from world-class researchers that will enhance your employability, explore your options at Bangor. In the most recent UK-wide Research Excellence ratings (2014), Bangor’s School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (SHES) was rated 7th in the UK, just behind King’s College London and just ahead of Loughborough! The staff in SHES pride themselves on producing...more

University information

Located in North Wales, between the mountains and the sea, Bangor University offers postgraduate degrees within three colleges: Arts, Humanities and Business Environmental Sciences and Engineering Human Sciences Known for its research work, Bangor is renowned in particular for its research into industries like accounting, electronic engineering, sports science and psychology. In fact, the last Research Excellence Framework (REF,...more

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