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Sport and Exercise Psychology (BPS Accredited) MSc

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-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The vast majority of athletes in the world will compete in either team or individual performance environments (e.g., Football, Rugby, Cricket, Tennis, and Athletics). Therefore the psychological requirements for elite levels of performance within teams or at an individual level will be quite different. The first part of this module will examine performance psychology from the individuals standpoint. Specifically, we will examine how the athletes personality, cognition's, psychological resources, mental toughness, levels of stress, and psychophysiological responses to stress, interact with training and performance environments. This part of the module will heavily focus on some of the work that staff from the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences conducted with the English and Wales Cricket Board in the run up to their successful World Cup campaign in 2019. The aim of the second part of this module is to allow students to understand theories related to team effectiveness and more specifically, the application of team theory and research to more practical settings.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have at least a 2.2 honours degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent); Students with a degree from a different academic area may also be considered. Working professionals with non-graduate qualifications will be assessed on an individual basis.

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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