Postgraduate

Sport and Exercise Psychology MSc

Sport and Exercise Psychology MSc

MSc - full time: 12 months, part time: 24 months

Profile

Our Sport and Exercise Psychology MSc 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.

About this course

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.

Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

Modules for 2020 entry

Module changes

Course content changes 

The information above is intended to provide an example of what you will study.

Our teaching is informed by research. Course content changes periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Optional module availability

Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.

Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.

To find out more please see our terms and conditions.

Careers

Curious about what our graduates have gone on to do? Find out about opportunities they’ve pursued, and how we can help you develop your career.

Career development 

The course is for graduates who are looking to develop a career as a:

  • Sport and Exercise Psychologist
  • Performance Psychologist
  • Sport and Exercise Scientist
  • Sports Management
  • Sports Coach
  • Academic Researcher

Our MSc also provides a route into sport and exercise psychology at PhD level.

Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service will help you to explore your options and make informed choices to achieve your career goals.

Work experience

Work experience placements are a great way to develop relevant skills to excel in your chosen career.

Find out about paid and unpaid work experience options and other ways you can add to your degree.

Fees & Funding

Here are the fees you will pay for your course and some potential funding opportunities.

2021-2022 fees

The fees displayed here are per year.

MSc

Home

Full time: £8,100
Part time: £4,050

International

Full time: £23,400


EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals

For courses commencing from September 2021 and beyond, EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for home fees or Student Finance England support.

If you are from the EU you will pay international tuition fees.

All students

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.


Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

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

  • sport and exercise science with substantial psychology content
  • psychology

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

How to Apply

You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.

Applications for 2022/23

You'll be able to apply for 2022/23 entry from September 2021


Start dates and Fee

Start and closing dates

The course starts in September.

Closing date for applications: Friday 25 June 2021
Interviews: Week commencing Monday 19 July 2021

Deposit

If you are an international student or a student from the EU, EEA or Switzerland and you need a visa to study in the UK, you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study with us. The deposit is non-refundable, but we will deduct it from your tuition fees when you register.