MSc, PgD, PgC Sports Psychology

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  • Objectives
    -Prepare students with the means to enhance their own experience of sport psychology

    -Prepare students for employment in the field of sports psychology

    -Prepare students for more general employment through the development of transferable skills

    -Prepare students to undertake postgraduate research in the field of sports psychology

    -Enable students to demonstrate an integrated and critical appreciation of conceptual and methodological issues

    -Enable students to demonstrate expertise in appropriate research methods

    -Enable students to demonstrate mastery of appropriate conceptual material
  • Entry requirements
    This MSc Sports Psychology is designed for students wishing to specialise within the discipline of sports psychology, train for sports psychology support work with athletes, acquire vocationally related psychological skills, develop academic understanding in the subject area, and gain intellectual and research skills within a specialist field. Opportunities are available for applied placement under the supervision of accredited sports psychologists. Students may utilize this experience as part of their professional accreditation.
  • Academic title
    MSc, PgD, PgC Sports Psychology
  • Course description
    Programme Content and Mode of Study

    Core Modules (120 credits)
    - Research Methods (20)
    - Technical Training in Sports Psychology (20)
    - Current Concepts in Sports Psychology (20)
    - Research Product (research paper format) (60)

    Option modules available (20M credits each unless otherwise stated)
    - Performance Enhancement
    - Counseling for Sports Practitioners
    - Applied Placement
    - Self Directed Learning

    A module is a self-contained unit of work that contributes to a programme of study. Each module is worth a set number of credits that is generally 20M credits for each postgraduate programme. The research product (in the form of an academic research journal paper) carries a triple weight of 60M credits.  Credits can be accumulated to lead to the stage awards (Postgraduate Certificate - 60M credits, and Postgraduate Diploma - 120M credits). Students must accumulate 180M credits for a MSc. award.


    A wide variety of careers is available to students who hold a MSc award. Many students choose to continue in education, research or applied sports psychology.  Several students have gone into teaching and lecturing in schools, colleges and universities.  Some have continued their studies with a Doctoral research programme. Students may consider taking up opportunities to become accredited sports psychologists or professional counselors.   Others have engaged in sports science support and/or athlete support programmes with National Governing Bodies and professional sports clubs or acted as consultants in professional sport settings.

    Students obtaining a MSc award may follow a wide variety of career paths including teaching, management and business. Possession of a Master’s qualification should enhance career prospects in these spheres of employment.

    Entry requirements

    Candidates will be required to have academic qualifications commensurate with entry to postgraduate study, and be able to demonstrate an aptitude for scientific study. Candidates would be expected to have a good honours degree (i.e., upper second or first) in sport science, science or a related discipline

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