Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Sports 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

A good Honours degree (2.1 or above) in sport psychology, psychology or a related combined award; overseas students whose 1st language is not English will further require an IELTS score of 6.5 or above.

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 Part-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool L3 2AJ North West

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