M.Sc. On Campus

Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology

18 months
12950 GBP/year
4680 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology (MSc) offered by the University of Bolton concentrates on the application of psychology to maximise the performance of athletes and the therapeutic aspects of sport and exercise. Completing this postgraduate qualification is an essential step towards becoming a chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist.


Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology (MSc) offered by the University of Bolton provides you with the opportunity to develop a comprehensive theoretical understanding of the sport and exercise psychology literature, as well as the ability to apply this knowledge in professional sport and exercise environments. 

An expert team will work with you to develop your theoretical and applied knowledge. To facilitate and deepen your learning, you’ll undertake two professional practice placements in relevant sport and exercise environments. You’ll work alongside seasoned practitioners who will challenge you to apply your knowledge to a variety of key stakeholders. Alongside the professional practice placements, you’ll learn a range of practical skills relating to performance enhancement and the development of psychological wellbeing. Your studies will also focus on assessing the needs of an organisation and developing and delivering culturally sensitive interventions within a professional environment.

Students at Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology (MSc) at the University of Bolton will:

  • benefit from the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge in a sport and exercise context.
  • develop critical applied skills highly sought after by employers.
  • complete two placements (45 hours each), totalling a minimum of 90 hours – one in a sport setting and one in an exercise setting.
You’ll be encouraged to critically reflect on your applied experiences to help you learn from your mentors and integrate theory with practice. This will begin to develop and shape your philosophy of practice and practitioner identity in preparation for supervised training towards chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist status, should this be your goal after graduating from this course.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sport and Exercise Psychology in Professional Practice
  • Psychological Strategies: Exercise and Behaviour Change
  • Individual Support: Person and Performer
  • Organisational Psychology: Context and Culture
  • Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally, you should have at least an upper second class (2.1) honours degree in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include psychology, sport and exercise psychology, sport and exercise science, and sport rehabilitation. We’ll also consider other psychology, sport or exercise-related undergraduate programmes.
  • If your intention is to pursue a career as a chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist through supervised training with the British Psychological Society (BPS), then please read the entry requirements for the BPS Qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology (QSEP) (Stage 2) route on the BPS website,
  • You’ll be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12950 GBP per year during 18 months.
  • National

    4680 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4680 GBP per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Bolton

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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