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About

The Brunel University London Sport and Exercise Psychology MSc provides graduates the first stage of training towards becoming a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited sport and exercise psychologist.

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Overview

Overview of the  Brunel University London Sport and Exercise Psychology MSc programme

You’ll examine the key psychological factors that affect both sports performance and exercise participation and learn how to assess client needs and formulate tailored programmes for them.

In your sport specialisation, you’ll learn techniques and strategies to help athletes of all levels, ages and genders develop the mental skills needed to tackle inhibitions and achieve peak performance, as well as to overcome the emotional consequences of serious injury or prolonged loss of form.

These mental skills are equally applicable to coaches wanting to build positive team dynamics and referees dealing with the stresses of the job.

In your exercise specialisation, you’ll focus on applying psychology to increase exercise participation and motivational levels among the public and to encourage people to adopt more active lifestyles.

Careers and your future

With sport and exercise participation growing at a healthy pace, employment opportunities in the field of sport and exercise psychology are on the rise too. The expert knowledge and skills you’ll gain from your Brunel Master's, including those highly transferable skills related to implementing goal-setting strategies, will stand you in good stead for a range of rewarding jobs.

As the course is BPS accredited this could be your next step on the way to becoming a psychologist, be it in sport and exercise or otherwise. You’ll also have the skills and expertise for a wide range of other careers. For example you may wish to become a university lecturer, a consultant in elite sport or maybe lead a national sport psychology service for an organisation such as the English Institute of Sport.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research and Application in the Psychology of Sports Performance
  • Social Processes in Exercise and Sport
  • Psychological Skills for Practitioners 
  • Individual Differences in Sport and Exercise 
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
64

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement is a second class Honours degree (2:2) in Psychology or Sport and Exercise Sciences. Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS) is no longer required before taking this course; however, students wishing to enrol on Stage 2 practitioner training must have GBC either by virtue of their undergraduate degree, or successfully completing a BPS accredited conversion course.
  • Students who hold a good Honours degree in an unrelated subject, who have successfully completed a BPS accredited conversion course (e.g. Graduate Diploma in Psychology) are also eligible to apply.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19280 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19280 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9370 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9370 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • UK/EU students: £4,685 part-time
  • International students:  £9,640 part-time

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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