Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University

Skill Acquisition and Human Movement Science

This postgraduate course hopes to provide graduates with an in-depth knowledge of the latest research in relation to sport and human performance. Drawing on research from sport psychology, coaching science, cognitive psychology, psychophysiology, motor control and learning, perception-action and cognitive neuroscience, graduates of this course will have a detailed understanding of the theories that underpin skill acquisition and human movement but, crucially, will also develop the skills needed to apply this knowledge to real performance environments. All students will be taught how to use our up to date equipment and will have access to it for their research projects. The campus provides a centralised environment for teaching and research in movement and sport, with several laboratories, a large indoor sports hall, astroturf, and grass pitches.

Entry requirements

Normally a 1st Class or upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline (sport psychology, sport and exercise science or psychology). Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) will be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made. Students whose 1st language is not English require evidence of proficiency in the English language.

Course modules

The role of attention in motor skill learning and performance; practice, feedback and observational learning; fundamentals of visuomotor control in human movement; perceptual-cognitive expertise in sport and human performance; neuromuscular physiology of coordination; imagery, motor skill learning and performance; measurement techniques in human performance (EMG, 3D Kinematics, Eye-Tracking, TMS); student-led research project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (home fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hope Park Liverpool L16 9JD North West

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