Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Sport Psychology

This programme is relevant for students who hold British Psychological Society (BPS) Graduate Basis for Certified Membership (GBC) and are looking to complete a BPS accredited Master's degree in sport psychology. This stage 1 qualification is required for progression onto stage 2 of BPS professional training, which is the route to Health Professional Council (HPC) Registered Sport Psychologist status. Studies focus on the impact that research and psychological theory has on applied practice.

Entry requirements

MSc: Entry requirements (Home) If you are applying for the BPS accredited award you must have Graduate Basis for Certified Membership (GBC) on entry and would normally be expected to have a good honours degree (i.e., upper second or first) in Sport Psychology, Psychology or a related combined award. Applications from students with alternative qualifications: You are not eligible for the BPS accredited Stage 1 award, so cannot complete BPS Stage 2 training to become a HCPC Registered Sport Psychologist or have access to Chartered Membership of the Society. Applicants for the non-BPS accredited MSc Sport Psychology award would normally be expected to have the same level of honours degree in a related discipline e.g. Sport Science, where significant evidence of Sport Psychology study can be demonstrated. In addition, international students should hold IELTS English language at a minimum of 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Research methods; technical training in sports psychology; current concepts in sports psychology (such as stress, anxiety and coping, peak experience and flow, athlete identity, transition and development); performance enhancement (philosophy and ethics of practice and approaches to applied work, including mental skills training and the importance of identity and culture in sports organisations); counselling skills for sports practitioners; research dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include extended essays, literature reviews, oral presentations, case studies and applied placement reports, dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 6,825 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 38 per Credit (Home/EU) 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,600 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 42 per Credit (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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