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Psychology - Sport and Performance Psychology

University of Amsterdam

12 months
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16060 EUR/year
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About

What psychological processes are involved in peak performance? That is the main question in the Psychology - Sport and Performance Psychology programme of the University of Amsterdam. This question is divided into two sub-questions (1) How do you help people perform at their best when it really matters? and (2) How do you help people reach very difficult goals?

Overview

Study programme

You learn how to translate insights from sport psychological literature into practical applications. This will help you to coach people in positions such as performance coach, psychological skills trainer, consultant or policymaker.

Examples of questions that are answered in this track are:

  • Why do some people perform better under pressure while others perform worse?
  • How can professional singers manage their performance anxiety?
  • How can you help someone who wants to be the best football player in the world?
  • How can an advertising agency increase its creative output?
  • Why is Pep Guardiola such a successful coach?

On the one hand, you look at individual factors such as self-confidence, concentration, performance anxiety, motivation and flow. On the other hand, you study social factors such as group processes, team performance, leadership, coaching, and the role of the media and the public.

Careers

As a graduate of the Psychology - Sport and Performance Psychology programme of the University of Amsterdam you can work as a sport psychologist with athletes, but you are strongly advised to follow postgraduate courses to develop your applied skills as a psychologist.

Career options are:

  • High performance consultant
  • Mental coach in a dance company
  • Psychological skills trainer for musicians

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sport and Performance Psychology in Depth
  • Group Dynamics in Sport and Performance Psychology
  • Interventions in Sport and Performance Psychology 
  • Research in Sport and Performance Psychology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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).
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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).
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Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100

Other requirements

General requirements

Basic requirements:

  • ≥5 EC Basic knowledge of Psychology
  • ≥24 EC Methods and Statistics courses in Psychology or Social Sciences of which ≥21 EC on quantitative research
  • ≥9 EC Empirical research project (demonstrating your writing & research skills) on a Psychological or related Social Science.

Track-specific requirements:

  • ≥6 EC Basic knowledge of sport and performance psychology on bachelor level 1
  • ≥12 EC Advanced knowledge of Psychology on bachelor level 2/3

Statement of Motivation

International candidates who are non-native English speakers are required to submit official English proficiency test scores.

International degrees should be equivalent to a Dutch academic Bachelor’s degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16060 EUR/year
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  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

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Funding

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