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 2nd 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; dissertation. Optional modules: professional development; performance lifestyle.

Assessment methods

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

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,350 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,350 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,200 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,350 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,350 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,350 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,175 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,175 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,175 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,600 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,175 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,175 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years

Campus details

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

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