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.

Entry requirements

Master of Research - MRes: At least a good 2nd Class Honours degree is required. EU and overseas students, whose first 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. Students 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. Students 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

The taught element of the programme includes a 20 credit compulsory research skills module which students combine with 40 credits from the following optional modules: peer reviewing of scientific research; presentations in statistics; exercise is medicine; performance psychology; exercise psychology; psychology of injury and rehabilitation; effective coach practice; psychology of effective coaching.

Assessment methods

Students will undertake a research project: under the guidance of their supervising tutor(s), they will pro-actively determine the content of this unit.

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


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 - 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 - 24 Months

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