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Full time | Liverpool John Moores University | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sports Psychology Sports Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

About this course

Complete a BPS-accredited Masters in Sport Psychology at LJMU under the guidance of world-leading academic staff who carry out internationally recognised research.

  • Study on this British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited programme for applicants with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC)
  • Gain a Stage 1 qualification for entry to Stage 2 training, including LJMU’s Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Benefit from high levels of academic and pastoral support and access to world-class facilities in the award-winning Tom Reilly Building
  • Look forward to excellent vocational opportunities, including a professional practice placement in a sport or exercise setting

The School of Sport and Exercise Science has been delivering this programme for over 20 years, yet we keep our course design current so that you can apply the most relevant theory within your practice. We have a strong ethos of theory and applied knowledge, and it is this learning practice that we instill in our postgraduates – a style of knowledge transfer that no other BPS accredited course offers.

The programme philosophy seeks to critically engage you with a broad spectrum of Sport Psychology perspectives, drawing on a range of research and applied methodologies. Founded on an academically rigorous knowledge base, studies focus on the impact that research and psychological theory has on applied practice.

Our academic team members have been selected for their specialist expertise, and you will be taught by these experts in performance enhancement. As a postgraduate you will experience a rich and highly relevant education and be able to grow as a research academic in this elite environment of thought-leaders from the field of Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Our commitment to your ability to support the performance of sportspeople remains our primary focus. You will develop consultancy skills, and the knowledge to counsel sportsmen and women. The results of your work, and the effect it will have on an athlete’s physical and conscious development, will become one of your key outcomes.

Assessment

How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

The programme is designed to train sports psychologists in how to successfully improve performance, the mind/body connection and the wellbeing of elite sportspersons. Assessment methods for this course include: essays, oral presentations, consultancy reports, a research proposal and ethics application, research papers and a viva.

Modules

This module will develop and extend your knowledge and practical experience of the research process and the use of advanced research skills. This will involve a critical analysis of the methodology and results of research and the assimilation of a research project that demonstrates the ability to plan, design and conduct a piece of independent research within a discipline of Sport and Exercise Science.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,250

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

16,600

Entry requirements

You will need: a minimum 2:1 honours degree in Sport Psychology, Psychology or a related combined award; Graduate Basis for Certified Membership (GBC) - only for the BPS accredited award.

University information

Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties: Arts, Professional and Social Studies Business and Law Engineering and Technology Health Science The International Study Centre gives international...more