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c8c6 - Psychology and Sport and Exercise Sci BSc

Psychology and Sport and Exercise Science BSc Joint Honours

UCAS Code: C8C6 (full time: 3 Years)

Course Overview

This degree allows you to combine the study of psychology with sports and exercise science.

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At a Glance

UCAS Code
C8C6

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
BSc Joint Honours

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Course Duration
3 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAA-AAB
IB: 35 points

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Opportunities

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This is a new degree, available for 2018 entry.

You’ll understand how psychological science can be applied to help develop athletes and promote physical activity and exercise.

In Sport and Exercise Science, you’ll have the opportunity to study key disciplines, such as:

  • nutrition
  • physiology
  • psychology
  • bioenergetics

In Psychology, you’ll explore why humans and animals think and behave as they do, through topics like:

  • social and developmental psychology
  • individual differences

You’ll also cover advanced topics linked to the research of our staff, such as applied sport and exercise psychology and clinical psychology.

Highlights of this degree

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  • Sport and Exercise Science BSc Honours

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Course Details

Modules for 2018 entry

Modules for 2018 entry

Please note

This is a new degree for 2018 entry.

The modules listed below provide an example of the types of modules that will be available. 

Modules may be amended on an annual basis to take account of changing staff expertise, developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Modules/programme information for 2018 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (mid-May 2018).

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules 

  • ESC1002 Introduction to Sport & Exercise Psychology
  • PSY1004 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY1005 Sensation and Perception
  • PSY1006 Instinct, Learning and Motivation
  • PSY1011 Research Methods and Skills 2
  • PSY1012 Introduction to Psychology for Joint Honours Students
  • SES1000 Human Physiology and Practical Skills
  • SES1002 Bioenergetics

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

  • ESC2002 Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • PSY2001 Developmental Psychology
  • PSY2003 Social Psychology
  • PSY2004 Individual Differences
  • PSY2007 Biological Psychology: Sex, Drugs, Rhythms and Blues
  • PSY2009 Methods in Psychology 2A
  • PSY2010 Statistics for Experimental Psychology
  • PSY2015 Introduction to Professional Skills
  • SES2002 Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • SES2004 Exercise Physiology

Work Placement (optional)

You can apply to spend 9 to 12 months on an optional work placement between Stages 2 and 3. You can apply to spend your placement year with any organisation and will receive University support to do so. It will extend your degree by a year and is subject to availability. Find out more about Work Placements.

Stage 3

Compulsory modules

  • PSY3029 Professional Skills in Psychology
  • PSY3039 Clinical Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • PSY3097 Empirical Project
  • SES3001 Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • SES3002 Factors Affecting Elite Performance

Optional modules

You also take optional modules worth 20 credits from the following list: 

  • PSY3001 Evolution and Behaviour
  • PSY3002 Evolutionary Psychology and Medicine
  • PSY3006 Consumer Psychology
  • PSY3008 Art, Mind and Brain
  • PSY3009 Co-operation
  • PSY3016 Sex and Human Nature
  • PSY3018 The Damaged Brain: Case Studies in Neuropsychology
  • PSY3020 Face Perception
  • PSY3022 The Psychology of Financial Decision Making
  • PSY3028 Work Psychology
  • PSY3030 Foundations in Forensic Psychology
  • PSY3031 The Psychology of Learning and Teaching
  • PSY3034 Perception
  • PSY3035 Animal Cognition
  • PSY3036 Cognitive Neuroscience
  • PSY3037 Abnormal Psychology & Psychiatry
  • PSY3038 Clinical Psychology
  • PSY3041 Sensation and Perception in Atypical Development

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements intro

All candidates are considered on an individual basis.

If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

The entrance requirements below apply to 2018 entry.

Undergraduate Admissions Policy

See our Admissions Policy 2017 Entry (PDF: 109 KB).

See further policies related to admission.

Careers

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2014/15.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

94% of our 2014/15 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

Of our graduates who entered employment 85% were in a professional or managerial position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

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Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

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UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

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