University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Sport and Exercise Psychology

This course aims to train students to understand how the mind can impact upon human behaviour and performance within competitive sport and everyday physical activity settings.

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree or equivalent in a Sport and Exercise Science, Psychology, Sports Psychology or related subject. Alternative qualifications will be considered on a case by case basis. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

You can choose to study for this course in either full-time or part-time mode. You will study several key topics and have the valuable opportunity to complete a professional practice placement, where you will be required to perform the role of a trainee sport and/or exercise scientist within a related setting.

Here are the units you will study:

Psychology of Elite Performance: This unit will provide an advanced theoretical, research and practical insight into the psychology of expertise and the role of psychology in optimising performance across a range of elite domains.
Applied Sport Psychology: For this unit you will study contemporary approaches to applied practice and develop a range of professional skills associated with the theory to practice transfer in sport and exercise.
Psychology of Exercise and Physical Activity: This unit covers the emerging field of psychology in physical activity and exercise settings. You will study topics relevant to understanding how psychological theory can influence the promotion and prescription of exercise and physical activity to optimise health and wellbeing.
Applied Research Methods: This unit will provide you with an opportunity to independently investigate a particular topic related to sport/exercise psychology.
Research Project: This unit will provide you with an opportunity to independently investigate a particular topic related to sport/exercise psychology.

Assessment methods

Teaching and Assessment:

Our teaching approaches include lectures, seminars, laboratory workshops, and tutorials.

How are you assessed?

The varying teaching formats are reflected in the assignments. Here's how we assess you:

essays,
scientific reports,
reflective accounts,
product development,
presentations,
projects.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,550 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,750 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,550 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,550 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,550 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Admissions Team - Faculty of Science
Telephone number: 
023 9284 5550