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Psychology of Sport and Exercise (BPS Accredited)

Psychology of Sport and Exercise (BPS Accredited)

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Full time | University of Roehampton | 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 Studies Personal Fitness

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Summary

Learn how to optimise athlete performance and improve well-being and activity levels by studying the psychology behind sport at Roehampton. 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.

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 Opportunities

You will have the opportunity to work as a sports therapist, coach, personal trainer, teacher, lecturer or within sport development and administration. Graduates can also continue onto postgraduate study.

Modules

Specific research titles will be negotiated in accordance with areas of staff expertise, but students are required to undertake an independent study in an area related to sport and exercise sciences. Students will select and utilise a research methodology appropriate to their project. The dissertation provides the opportunity to: perform focused research, informed and framed by theoretical understanding; and to develop the skills and understanding of the processes required for good research practice. The research project provides the student with the opportunity to perform focused research, informed and framed by theoretical understanding to exercise their research potential under tutorial guidance and supervision.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£8,427

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£15,352

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

General entry requirements: You should have a second-class honours degree (certain programmes may require a 2:1) from a recognised British or overseas university.

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 history dating back over 175 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