Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Sport, Physical Activity and Mental Health

This interdisciplinary course, delivered in association with Everton in the Community (the official charity of Everton Football Club), provides you with a unique opportunity to undertake cutting-edge, impact-focused and policy-relevant teaching and research related to health and wellbeing in sport, physical activity and related sectors. You will have the opportunity to work with academic experts, practitioners and other professionals to further your understanding of the complex links between sport, physical activity and mental health and develop expertise in the design and evaluation of programmes intended to promote mental health and wellbeing. You will also examine how mental health may be compromised, as well as enhanced, by participating and working in community and professional sport. The programme is suitable for graduates as well as current practitioners, professionals and policy makers, who have an interest in sport, physical activity and mental health or health and wellbeing more broadly. The course will also be highly relevant for those working in community and professional sport, including coaches, current and former athletes, safeguarding and welfare officers, and support staff.

Entry requirements

MSc: To join this programme, you should have a first or upper second class Honours degree in a relevant sports-related discipline, including sports development, sports management, sport and exercise science, sports coaching, sports psychology, sociology of sport, and physical activity and health. If you have a degree in a related field, such as psychology, sociology, mental health, public health, or epidemiology, you are also encouraged to apply. Applicants with a lower second class Honours degree in one of the above disciplines, in addition to relevant work or other experience in the field of sport, physical activity and mental health, may also be admitted at the department's discretion. Evidence of a suitable standard of English literacy and numeracy, such as GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent), is also desirable. For overseas applicants, IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required. If you accept a formal offer from Edge Hill University, you will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure indicating that you meet the mandatory criteria of 'Clearance to Work with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults'.

Course modules

Please visit our website for information on available modules.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework (including essays, policy briefings and reports, and programme evaluations), individual presentations and a research dissertation. There are no formal written examinations as part of the current assessment methods on this programme.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 12,750 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 5,040 per Whole course (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 28 per Credit (Home/EU) 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 13,000 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 5,220 per Whole course (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 29 per Credit (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ormskirk Campus L39 4QP North West

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