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Performance Psychology (Online Distance Learning Part-time) MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Performance Psychology (Online Distance Learning Part-time) MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This online distance learning MSc degree in Performance Psychology is aimed at anyone who has an interest in performance psychology. It will better prepare you to perform as a coach, an athlete, or work as an applied performance psychologist in sport, business, armed forces, and the performing arts. This course is fully distant, you will not be required to travel to Bangor or even the UK to complete the degree. This is particularly cost effective if you are an international student as you (or your employer) won’t have to bear the cost of getting a visa or go through the complications of visa applications. And of course you won’t have any additional travel or accommodation costs. This online Master’s degree in Performance Psychology is modelled upon existing psychological components of the BPS accredited MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology degree program that IPEP currently delivers (but this distance learning degree is not currently accredited by the BPS).

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). Further postgraduate study (i.e., Doctoral research) is another vocational route.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance


3 years

Start date



This module will help you understand what drives athletes to train and compete at their best. Human motivation is central to our understanding of high performance and high performance environments so whether you are a coach, athlete or practitioner, its vital to understand the different forms of motivation that performers can have, what influence this has on performance and health and how sporting environments can be shaped to influence motivation, health, and performance.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Students need to pay £442 for 10 credits.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

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), or athletes and coaches who are working professionals or have substantial voluntary experience of at least three years duration, or non-sport professionals such as from the armed forces, emergency services and business, of at least three years duration. Students with a degree from a different academic area may also be considered.

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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