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Sport and Exercise Psychology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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The Sport and Exercise Psychology degree offered by Plymouth Marjon University further develops and utilises the skills and techniques required to be a practitioner in sport and/or exercise psychology.

About

Course Overview

The Sport and Exercise Psychology degree offered by Plymouth Marjon University provides opportunities to experience the practical nature of what a sport and exercise psychologist does.

One of the standout features is the applied professional practice module. This module enables the student to engage in a work based learning environment to practice, develop and reflect upon the application of the appropriate skillset, and it’s development, within sport and exercise psychology. This feature will also be attractive to students who are already in employment as it allows them to combine work and study sport psychology.

The programme reflects the stringent requirements for the British Psychological Society (BPS) stage 1 (BPS approval of the curriculum is subject to confirmation) and the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences (BASES) supervised experience. In addition the degree will explore contemporary issues and challenges within sport and exercise psychology.

Graduates of the programme who have a sport and exercise science background can apply for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) Supervised Experience, which is the route to becoming a BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (Psychology), and they can log their placement hours towards this. This progamme also aligns to the professional standards of the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC).

What might you become?

This MSc Sport & Exercise Psychology degree prepares students to:

  • Become a BPS chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist - graduates of the programme who also have a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited undergraduate degree can register for stage 2 of the BPS’s qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology on completion of this MSc (this MSc is currently subject to BPS accreditation).
  • Become a BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (Psychology) - graduates of the programme who have a sport and exercise science background can apply for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) Supervised Experience.
  • This MSc Sport & Exercise Psychology degree also prepares students to pursue a range of careers with the application of psychology in sport and exercise performance, health and wellbeing, and sport and exercise rehabilitation, as well as possible further studies in postgraduate research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied professional practice
  • Development of the sport & exercise psychology professional
  • Research methods for postgraduate study
  • Contemporary interests in sport & exercise psychology
  • Psychological skills and therapeutic skills in sport & exercise
  • Master’s thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Duration description

      a range of part-time options are available

  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • Applicants would normally have a 2:2 degree (or above) in a relevant subject area, although all applications will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Plymouth

  • 731 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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