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Course summary

The BSc (hons) Psychology of Sport is taught jointly by experienced staff from Psychology and Sports Science within the School of Health & Society. Our degree provides an excellent foundation for any student interested in a career as a psychologist with a particular focus on applying those skills in the broad areas of sport and exercise. This course offers you the chance to study in an excellent department equipped to the highest standards with Psychology and Sports facilities. This course is designed to provide you with in-depth knowledge and opportunities for learning a wide range of concepts relevant to psychology and sport. It has a hands-on approach to developing research skills and encourages you to apply the theory to real-world settings. The final year gives you the opportunity to specialise in areas of psychology and sport that interest you and to undertake a supervised research project of your own.


During your first year you will complete modules such as Psychology of Exercise and Health, Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology, and Introduction to Sports Psychology. Moving into your second year you will build on the knowledge gained in your first year of studies. You will study a range of modules including Practical Applications of Sports and Exercise Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Individual Differences and Social Psychology. Your third year will allow you to tailor your studies to your area of interest. Examples of modules you can choose to take are Forensic Psychology, Brain and Behaviour, Applied Case studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology. A work placement is also available in the final year.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Qualification requirements

Five GCSEs at Grade C or 4 (or above) including English Language and Mathematics is required. Applicants with fewer than 5 GCSEs at grade C or above may be considered on a case by case basis, however GCSE English Language and Mathematics remain essential. UK Equivalencies (such as Key Skills Level 2/ Functional Skills level 2) are accepted. Applicants with non UK qualifications will need to meet the requirement with a satisfactory GCSE equivalent qualification.

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