Sport and Exercise Psychology at Staffordshire University - UCAS

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Course summary

This MSc provides you with a critical understanding of current issues relating to the theory and practice of sport and exercise psychology. The course has been developed to support individuals whose work, family commitments or location make physically attending university challenging. As the course is delivered exclusively online, you’ll gain access to a highly flexible and effective way to develop your knowledge, expertise and professional skills without disrupting your working life. You’ll collaborate with staff and your peers in a dynamic learning environment, engage with content directly via video lectures, synchronous and asynchronous text and audio discussions supported by 24/7 access to a wide range of online resources. The curriculum is focused on the key sub-disciplines of sport and exercise psychology covering areas such as performance under pressure, mental health, group dynamics and leadership, applied research methods, and the practice of sport psychology. All modules are designed and delivered by staff with an international research reputation alongside excellent applied links with sports organisations, businesses and professional bodies. The course is underpinned by research excellence – in the 2014 REF, our research was rated as being of international quality overall with 64% of the research considered either world-leading or internationally excellent. The course achieved 100% Student Course Satisfaction and 100% Student Course Recommendation in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) Results 2017. On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology

Assessment method

This course is assessed 100% via coursework that is submitted, graded and returned to you electronically. You’ll experience a wide variety of assessment formats including project briefs, negotiated assignments, self-initiated proposals and reports tailored in the form appropriate to professional outcomes required for each module. For each assessment undertaken, you receive a set of guidelines and a set of specific grading criteria outlining the standards expected. Summative assessment is provided in the form of a grade percentage, and annotated assignment and accompany summary feedback sheets.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Psychological Society

Entry requirements

A First or 2:1 (Hons) degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology or Psychology as recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS), providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC). Or a First or 2:1 (Hons) degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences as endorsed by the British Association for Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). An academic reference. A personal statement outlining your interest in Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Sport and Exercise Psychology at Staffordshire University - UCAS