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Sport and Exercise Psychology MSc

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Full time | Loughborough University | 1 year | 03-OCT-22

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sports Psychology Personal Fitness Sports Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Our MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology is designed and delivered to prepare you for specific career pathways or academic roles in sport and exercise psychology and sport and exercise science, with a focus on psychology.

The programme moves beyond the fundamentals of psychological science by focusing on significant areas in the applied contexts of sport and exercise while providing a critical understanding of sport and exercise psychology. This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) through “Accreditation Through Partnership”. It is designed and delivered with a view to preparing students for practitioner career pathways or doctoral research and academic roles in sport and exercise psychology and sport and exercise science, with a focus on psychology.

Our staff also work as practitioners with national governing sport bodies, individual athletes and professional teams.

The programme targets significant areas of sport and exercise psychology packaged in the following modules: Introductory Qualitative and Quantitative Research; Motivation and Individual Differences in Sport and Exercise; Performance Psychology and Management; Psychology of Exercise for Clinical Populations; Mental Health in Sport and Exercise; Professional Practice in Sport Psychology; The Psychology of the Coach-Athlete Relationship; as well as a research project. The academic year is split into two semesters. The research project runs over semester one and two.


The aim of this module is for the student to critically examine theory, research and practice in understanding motivation and associated developmental and interpersonal processes in sport and physical activity.

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Entry requirements

An honours degree (good 2.1 of 65% or above, or equivalent international qualification) in sport and exercise science, psychology or a related field.