University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Performance Psychology

This programme introduces students to the issues that relate to both individual and group performance, then encourages students to develop techniques to minimise the influence of limitations, such as anxiety and distraction; striking a balance between psychological methods and the wider professional skills needed to apply them, the courses students undertake also give them the knowledge and tools they need to be able to critically appraise and apply scientific literature, and to plan, conduct and disseminate their own research.

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 Honours degree or its international equivalent is required in a relevant discipline, such as psychology, exercise psychology, organisational behaviour, or sport science; alternatively, students may be considered on the basis of employment or relevant experience; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B.

Course modules

Core modules include: understanding research concepts; research process; professional skills; stress: coping and control; peak performance; planning and instruction for performance; dynamics of performance teams.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,400 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,000 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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