Bristol, University of the West of England

Bristol, University of the West of England

Sport and Exercise Psychology

This course provides students with a critical understanding of contemporary issues in sport and exercise psychology, with a focus on the application of theory into practice and on student's future roles in sport and exercise psychology; the course team provides extensive experience of counselling, motivational interviewing and other applied skills and psychological tools that students use when working with athletes, teams and other groups; the course is focused on providing students with a practical experience of sport and exercise psychology, work with teams and athletes featuring heavily in the course.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree awarded by a UK institute of higher education of at least lower 2nd status, in psychology or a relevant subject. An Honours degree in psychology and be eligible for the graduate basis for chartership (GBC) for membership of the British psychological society (BPS). Qualifications deemed equivalent by the course leader. In order to be eligible to progress from the MSc to stage 2 training in sport and exercise psychology and become a chartered sport and exercise psychologist students must have GBC status. Applicants that do not have GBC status would not be eligible, under current BPS and HPC arrangements, to go on to chartered psychologist status. Those students without GBC may have a route for becoming HPC registered sport and exercise psychologists in the future.

Course modules

All years: Sport psychology in action; counselling skills in sport psychology; skill acquisition; exercise psychology (theory and application); advanced research methods; research project.

Assessment methods

Taught modules are assessed using a variety of formative and summative written examinations and coursework; coursework is in the form of case studies, portfolio of experience and oral presentations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,650 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 10,750 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,825 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Frenchay Campus Bristol BS16 1QY South West

Key information

Admissions and International Development
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