M.Res. On Campus

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Nottingham Trent University

12 months
15850 GBP/year
8800 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Become an expert in the fields of sport and exercise psychology. This Sport and Exercise Psychology course from Nottingham Trent University helps you apply your psychological knowledge to enhance the personal development and performance of athletes, coaches, individuals, teams and organisations.


Also explore how to help athletes achieve optimal mental health to improve performance whilst investigating how motivations, beliefs and emotions influence behaviours. Apply theories to ensure athletes are psychologically prepared for the demands of competition and training, as well as the emotional consequences of sustaining an injury.

The focus is on developing research expertise, with a project conducted over the entire year of study. The aim is to develop and submit work of publishable quality. Current practical, technical and research skills are embedded in the course to reflect the needs of sport-related careers and industry. You'll learn a strong complement of applied and research skills, balanced with how to communicate key information to relevant sport industry partners.

This Sport and Exercise Psychology course from Nottingham Trent University is a great stepping stone to a PhD if your career goals are more aligned to academia.

Careers and employability

Graduates of the MRes have pursued careers in:

  • sports marketing and management
  • sports injury and rehabilitation
  • sport psychology research

Employers have included Manchester United FC, Northumbria University, Institute of Youth Sport, Kings College and English Institute of Sport.

This Sport and Exercise Psychology postgraduate degree can provide a platform for students who are considering a PhD, and want to gain further experience and relevant qualifications before committing to a research degree.

This course does not currently offer placements.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sport Science Research Methods
  • Sport Science in Action 
  • Sport Research Project
  • Current Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology 
  • Applied Sport Psychology 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • We would recommend applying as soon as you are able as we may close the course if it is full.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UK honours degree  (minimum 2.1) in a sport science related subject including biology, biochemistry or psychology.
  • Applicants with relevant employment experience or other relevant qualifications will also be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15850 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8800 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Nottingham

583 - 978 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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