School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

Bangor University

Sport and Exercise Psychology

This programme has been designed provide students with the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of the principles and application of research design and analytical methods relevant to the scientific study of the psychology of sport and exercise. The programme facilitates the integration of theory and professional practice, and throughout the programme the research process and emphasis on student autonomy of learning become increasingly important. Students may have the opportunity to prepare for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) supervisory experience training, which is normally a pre-requisite of the Association's professional accreditation. BASES also organises an annual student conference.

Entry requirements

MA (Res): At least a good 2nd Class Honours degree is required. EU and overseas students, whose 1st language is not English, are required to take the standardised English language test (IELTS) at their British Council before the June of their admission to the course. Applicants who achieve a score of 6.5 or above, with no individual component at less than 6.0, are eligible for direct entry to the course. Applicants who achieve 6.4 to 6.0 may be considered but will be required to attend an English Language course at Bangor University, in the summer preceding their course.

Course modules

Research skills oriented modules form the bedrock of this programme. As a result, taught modules are aligned with both discipline-specific and the (higher) cognitive skills our MRes programmes aim to provide. Within a modular structure all students undertake compulsory modules in research skills: Modules: research skills (20 credits); and 20 credits from the following modules: how to conduct statistics (20 credits); presentation of statistics (10 credits); peer reviewing (10 credits); latent variable modelling (10 credits); plus 20 credits from optional modules and a final compulsory research project comprising 120 credits.

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The University offers a wide range of scholarships, studentships and bursaries.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA (Res) Full-time September 2019 - 12 Months
MA (Res) Part-time September 2019 - 36 Months

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