MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS

Course summary

Sexuality, racism, gender, disability, mental health, abuse – in the past these subjects were not talked about in the world of sport - but times have changed. And that’s not all that’s changed. Our understanding of how the mind affects the body has dramatically advanced. And the role of psychology has grown, not just to support wellbeing, but to deliver better sporting results. It’s no surprise then, that the demand for highly trained sport and exercise psychologists is on the rise. And psychology matters, whether you’re an elite athlete, a keen amateur or an army veteran recovering from injury. Our MSc is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) which means if you want to become a chartered sport and exercise psychologist and have already completed an accredited undergraduate or top-up course, by the end of this masters you’re halfway there. You'll learn about neuroscience and become highly skilled in research. You’ll be using the latest sport and exercise laboratory equipment, for example, eye-tracking technology that helps a cricketer score hit more runs or virtual reality as a safer way to train for heading footballs. You’ll gain the critical thinking skills, communication skills and knowledge of ethics you'll need to make informed decisions to support and advise others. You’ll be taught by experts in their fields including accredited sport and exercise psychologists and experienced researchers. Many also have professional sport sector experience, with well-established links and contacts throughout the industry, and have worked as consultants with some of the world’s leading performers in a variety of sports This course could lead to studying a PhD, starting your own business or your first professional job. Whatever you decide to do, you’ll benefit from learning at our state-of-the-art Manchester metropolitan University Institute of Sport with world-class tutors, equipment, technology and facilities. You’ll also benefit from studying in a city that’s home to many of the UK's leading sport organisations and clubs. Features and Benefits:

  • Learn alongside world-leading research - We are 6th in the UK for the power of our research in Sport and Exercise Science. Plus, 95% of our research outputs in Sport and Exercise Science are rated world-leading or internationally excellent. (REF 2021).
  • British Psychological Society accredited - our course meets the education and training quality standards of the British Psychological Society.
  • Chartered status -if you decide to become a chartered sport and exercise psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, this course counts as stage one of the two-stage process.
  • Research ready - learn the skills to evaluate research, put theory into practice and experience running your own research project, gaining a strong grounding in neuroscience with hands-on access to modern hi-tech sport and exercise clinical equipment.
  • Learn from experts - be taught by highly experienced researchers and sport and exercise psychologists who can teach you the skills you need to succeed.
  • World-class facilities - we’ve invested heavily in The Manchester Metropolitan University Institute of Sport building - our Manchester-based hub for all-things sport. Our teaching spaces house specialist facilities for sport students, athlete scholars and researchers, including a 3D motion analysis laboratory, eye tracking and clinical suite, and MRI scanner for advanced imaging.
  • Join a diverse sporting community - you'll be part of the Manchester Graduate School of Sport, the UK’s only graduate school of sport, home to a large and diverse sporting community that gives you the springboard you need to launch your career.
  • Cutting-edge research facilities - In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, 100% of our research environment in Sport and Exercise Science is rated world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021).

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MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS