Brunel University London

Brunel University London

Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Sport Psychology)

This course runs in parallel with our BPS-accredited course and focuses on the application of psychology in the sport and exercise domain. The course is aimed at students with a background in Sport Sciences who wish to specialise in Sport and Exercise Psychology, potentially pursuing a career either in research or as a Sport Scientist accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). The aims of the course are to provide students with a coherent programme of study, in preparation for training to become accredited through BASES, to extend knowledge and understanding in the field of Sport and Exercise Psychology, to provide students with a range of learning experiences designed to enhance critical analysis and independence of thought and to provide a grounding in research methods and data analysis in preparation for higher research-related degrees (e.g., PhD).

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement is at least a UK upper 2nd Class (2.1) Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in Sport Sciences, Psychology or a related discipline. This includes graduates who have completed a joint course with Sport Sciences or Psychology as one of their subjects as well as single honours Sports Sciences or Psychology graduates. Applicants will be required to attend a telephone interview.

Course modules

Core modules include: Research and application in the psychology of sports performance; social processes in exercise and sport; psychological skills for practitioners; sport organisation, politics and the law; research methods and data analysis; research dissertation. Optional modules include: Individual differences in sport and exercise; professional development; performance lifestyle.

Assessment methods

Assessment procedures include: Essays; case studies; oral presentations; poster presentations; laboratory report writing; computer-based tests. Formal written examinations constitute part of the assessment in some modules. In addition, you will need to submit, and pass, a research dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 8,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,000 per Academic year (home fees) 30 months
MSc Part-time £ 8,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 30 months
MSc Part-time £ 4,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 30 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Brunel University London Uxbridge UB8 3PH South East

Key information

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