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Applied Sport Psychology MSc, PGDip, PGCert

Applied Sport Psychology MSc, PGDip, PGCert

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sports Psychology Applied Psychology Sports Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This course is aimed at those wishing to develop a career in the area of sport psychology or wanting to enhance their understanding and skills in the area. The Applied Sport Psychology Master's degree at St Mary's University has been accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). It is designed to enable students to attain professional recognition beyond the programme and to help those wishing to develop a career in sport psychology or aiming to enhance their understanding of the field. The programme has a discipline-focussed curriculum, looking closely at developing knowledge and applied skills that are critical to practitioners. Motor skills are an integral element of the programme, allowing students to enhance their ability to work closely with both performers and coaches. Assessments are varied including essays, case studies, group projects, role plays, oral presentations, reflections and guides for performers and coaches. The specific focus of the programme on applied sport psychology enables students to focus their understanding and skills to enhance their opportunities for employment within the sport and performance sectors. The options on completion of the MSc are wide ranging but include moving onto BPS stage-2 training or BASES supervised experience through internships or development programmes, progressing into teaching or research positions within higher education, as well as building skills towards business ventures in the applied psychology field. Students can exit with PGDip and PGCert.

Different course options

Full time | St Mary's University, Twickenham | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

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The module aims to develop a deep, critical understanding of theory and research in sport psychology assessment. The module also aims to advance student knowledge of current coping techniques utilised by practitioners. Additionally, the module aims to provide a practically orientated approach in preparation for those students wishing to work towards professional accreditation (BASES) or chartered status (BPS).

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Entry requirements

Applicants should hold or be working toward a 2:1 or higher undergraduate degree in Psychology, Sport Psychology or Sport Science.

University information

St Mary’s University is located in the leafy London borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, just 30 minutes by train to central London and minutes from the banks of the river. Founded in 1850 on Catholic values, it has a well-established history in teaching theology, education and sport. St Mary’s offers a wide range of full time and part-time postgraduate courses that are internationally recognised. Ofsted rating the Primary and Secondary Teacher...more

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