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MSc Psychology of Sport and Exercise (BPS Accredited)

MSc Psychology of Sport and Exercise (BPS Accredited)

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Full time | University of Roehampton | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sports Studies Personal Fitness

Course type


Course Summary


You will learn how to work in a range of sport settings and explore key factors that affect sports performance, well-being, and activity levels such as mental toughness, self-confidence, motivation, stress and anxiety, concentration, and the psychology of sport injury.

This innovative programme provides you with a thorough theoretical, conceptual and research informed grounding in the discipline of sport and exercise psychology. You will develop a strong scientific understanding of human behaviour and experience, and of the complex interactions between these. You will also enhance your understanding of relationships between the theoretical concepts and current techniques used in sport and exercise psychology assessment and support. This will include becoming familiar with the different types of approaches, assessment strategies, and psychological skills used by Applied Sport and Exercise Psychologists.?

The curriculum is diverse, covering a wide range of topics. You will explore critical psychological factors that affect, sports performance, wellbeing, and exercise participation.?The curriculum will allow you to study more in-depth knowledge and its application in sport and exercise science.? You will develop a strong scientific understanding of human behaviour and experience, and of the complex interactions between these.

To support your professional development, this course will cover the idea of reflective practice, and codes of conduct. You will also develop an awareness and understanding of the issues, methodology and design of research within sport and exercise psychology, and gain research skills through the completion of a detailed, empirical research dissertation and benefit from the support of our staff’s wide areas of expertise.

Career Options

Our unique employment focused initiatives, including guest speakers, networking opportunities, and entrepreneurship workshops ensure that you are prepared for your chosen career. Students who complete the programme can progress into a career as a Sport and Exercise Psychologist, Sport and Exercise Scientist, Lecturer, PhD student, researcher, Sports coach, or Exercise Instructor.


Psychological preparation is a fundamental aspect of peak performance. This innovative module epitomises this by providing students with the opportunity to undertake consultancy experience through educational support. The module begins by investigating assessment methods and cognitive behavioural interventions within applied practice. Drawing upon this knowledge, together with the knowledge from the Approaches to Psychological Support, Psychology of Sport and Performance and Professional Practice in Sport Psychology modules, students will design and implement appropriate assessment and educational support strategies to meet a client's specific needs. This will be conducted over five consultations. Individual guidance, feedback and support will be provided by both staff and peers in the form of group seminar sessions.

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Entry requirements

General entry requirements: You should usually hold a second-class honours degree (certain programmes may require a 2:1) from a recognised British or overseas university. Non-graduates with appropriate professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis by Programme Conveners. Applicants will be expected to apply and register for the full master's award. Those with a third-class honour’s degree are encouraged to complete an application as we will consider an applicant's wider circumstances in deciding on an application. Specific entry requirements: Applicants who already hold, or are eligible for, Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (i.e., they must have undertaken a BPS accredited undergraduate degree), OR those who plan to obtain it by subsequently completing a BPS accredited conversion course, are eligible to register for the Psychology of Sport & Exercise MSc.

University information

Located in South-West London, the University of Roehampton has a 54-acre parkland campus with state-of-the-art facilities, located within 30 minutes of central London. The university has a long history dating back over 180 years. Through its oldest College, Whitelands, it has provided higher education to women for longer than any university in the country. Today, it has a thriving range of postgraduate programmes and an excellent research...more