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Psychology of Sport and Exercise MSc

Psychology of Sport and Exercise MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sports Psychology Sports / Movement Science

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

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.

Learn how to optimise athlete performance and improve well-being and activity levels by studying the psychology behind sport at Roehampton. You will 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. To support your professional development, this course will cover the idea of reflective practice, and codes of conduct. This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society to provide you with Stage 1 training in preparation for your professional career in Sport and Exercise Psychology. Successful completion of the course will grant access to Stage 2 training with the BPS, the next stage on the route to becoming an Applied Sport and Exercise Psychologist.

Different course options

Full time | University of Roehampton | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

This module will equip students with a comprehensive understanding of research methods enabling them to select the appropriate research design for an original research project. Students will study key philosophical questions as to the nature of science and knowledge to develop a reflexive approach to research. Students will learn the appropriate approaches to the management of ethical dilemmas within research. Students will develop a critical awareness of the principles and practice of qualitative and quantitative approaches and techniques before focusing on the in-depth study of methods used within their chosen field of research. Students will be guided on the development of their research proposal that will form the foundation of their dissertation, and supported in their dissertation research by a series of e-workshops targeted at key stages in the dissertation. In addition, students are invited to attend the Sport Science Seminars Series to frame their understanding of current sport-related research.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,095

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,670

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should usually hold 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