M.Sc. On Campus

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Newcastle University

12 months
24000 GBP/year
9600 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Sport and Exercise Psychology MSc at the Newcastle University will provide you with in-depth knowledge of the issues and developments of sport and exercise psychology. You will learn ways to facilitate better performance and wellbeing in individuals and teams based on the latest research and contemporary sports psychology theory.


Our Sport and Exercise Psychology MSc will prepare you for:

  • careers in sport and exercise psychology
  • higher research-related degrees (for example a PhD)

You will have the opportunity to develop your understanding of the theory, evidence and practice of psychology in a sport and exercise context. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills to become a reflective practitioner. This will prepare you for further professional training and a route towards eligibility to practise as a sport and exercise psychologist.

Our staff

The course is located within the School of Psychology, part of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Newcastle University. We take great pride in the quality of our teaching and you'll benefit from being taught by staff who have a wide range of expertise. Areas include:

  • the application of clinically-related psychological techniques
  • strategies to enhance sporting performance
  • well-being in both athletes and non-athletes

In the School of Psychology we focus on scientific and experimental study of mind and behaviour. Our main aim is to provide excellent, global education to our postgraduate students.

Many staff teaching on our courses are leading in their fields.


Teaching is delivered through lectures, seminars and small group work. 

You’ll be assessed through a combination of:

  • coursework assignments (for example, case studies, essays and presentations) 
  • research project


We've invested £32m in to state-of-the-art teaching facilities for sport and exercise. This includes:

  • psychological testing cubicles
  • exercise physiology lab
  • biomechanics lab
  • gait track
  • high performance lab
  • nutrition kitchen
  • blood preparation and analysis lab
  • an environmental chamber that enables the simulation of altitude, temperature and humidity

Take a virtual tour of some of these facilities here.

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • During the course, you will learn how to: 
  • apply and evaluate psychological theory, strategy and techniques to facilitate performance enhancement and behaviour change 
  • critically evaluate psychological research evidence in sports and exercise 
  • use a range of quantitative and qualitative skills as well as use advanced statistical and analytical methods 
  • assess and devise appropriate interventions for performance enhancement 
  • apply appropriate psychological skills and counselling techniques

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent in:

  • sport and exercise science with substantial psychology content
  • psychology

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9600 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • Part time: £4,800

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 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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