Brunel University London

Brunel University London

Sport and Exercise Psychology

This course is aimed at students who have completed a British Psychological Society accredited undergraduate degree in psychology and who wish to specialise in sport and exercise psychology, either as researchers or practitioners. The course aims to provide students with a coherent programme of study, consistent with the BPS accreditation criteria, which prepares students for Stage 2 of training to become a sport and exercise psychologist. Students� knowledge and understanding will be advanced in the field of Sport and Exercise Psychology and provided with a range of learning experiences designed to enhance critical analysis and independence of thought. Students will be provided with a grounding in research methods and data analysis that prepares them for higher research-related degrees.

Entry requirements

The normal minimum entry requirement is an upper second class honours degree (2.1) in Psychology or Sport and Exercise Sciences. Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS) is no longer required before taking this course; however, students wishing to enrol on Stage 2 practitioner training must have GBC either by virtue of their undergraduate degree or successfully completing a BPS-accredited conversion course. Students who hold a good Honours degree in an unrelated subject who have successfully completed a BPS-accredited conversion course (e.g. Graduate Diploma in Psychology) are also eligible to apply.

Course modules

Modules include: Research and application in the psychology of sports performance; social processes in exercise and sport; psychological skills for practitioners; individual differences in sport and exercise; research methods and data analysis; research dissertation. Optional modules: 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) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 8,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years

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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