M.Sc. On Campus

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Loughborough University

12 months
25450 GBP/year
11400 GBP/year
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The Sport and Exercise Psychology MSc programme at Loughborough University moves beyond the fundamentals of psychological science by focusing on significant areas in the applied contexts of sport and exercise while providing a critical understanding of sport and exercise psychology.


This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) through “Accreditation Through Partnership”. It is designed and delivered with a view to preparing students for practitioner career pathways or doctoral research and academic roles in sport and exercise psychology and sport and exercise science, with a focus on psychology.Our staff also work as practitioners with national governing sport bodies, individual athletes and professional teams.


Our Sport and Exercise Psychology MSc programme at Loughborough University is designed and delivered to prepare you for two specific career pathways:

Sport and exercise psychologist or scientist

Becoming a sport and exercise psychologist: You should contact the BPS about registering for the Stage 2 Qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology (QSEP), which typically involves two years full-time (up to four years part-time) training as a 'Trainee Sport and Exercise Psychologist'. Please be aware that the BPS requires trainees intending to register on the Stage 2 QSEP to have Graduate Status for Chartership (GBC). On successful completion of the BPS Stage 2 Qualification, you can apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for registration as a 'Sport and Exercise Psychologist'. You are encouraged to contact potential supervisors to enquire about opportunities and supervisory fees.


 British Psychological Society (BPS)

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Motivation and Individual Differences in Sport and Exercise
  • Performance Psychology and Management
  • Psychology of Exercise for Clinical Populations
  • Project (MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology)
  • Mental Health in Sport and Exercise
  • Professional Practice in Sport Psychology

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An honours degree (good 2.1 of 65% or above, or equivalent international qualification) in sport and exercise science, psychology or a related field.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25450 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11400 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time students should divide the published fee by 180 credits and then multiply by the number of credits they are taking to calculate their tuition fees.

Living costs for Loughborough

600 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


British Marshall Scholarships

  • Awards are open to US citizens who are graduates of US universities, to undertake study in any subject leading to a degree at a UK university.

Dean’s Award for Enterprise Scholarship

  • The Dean's Award for Enterprise offers 90% off the full cost of tuition fees, for UK, EU and international students with an inspiring business idea.

Loughborough Sports Scholarship

  • To support the sporting and academic development of talented student athletes. The level of support varies by sport and performance level.

Alumni Bursary

Academic Excellence Scholarship

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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