This course is accredited with British Psychological Society (BSP) and offers students the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of psychology and in particular its application to sport, performance and exercise contexts. Through teaching and independent research, students will gain knowledge and skills related to pursuing a career as a psychologist specialising in sport and supporting athlete performance, health and wellbeing. The course develops a strong scientific understanding of the mind, brain, behaviour and experience and the complex interactions between these elements. A key aspect of this course is the opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience. Students will have the opportunity to gain sport and exercise psychology experience on campus and will also have access to a range of exciting opportunities, including completion of specialist short courses, professional certificates and work placements.
Year 1 - Introduction to Psychology Research Methods, Quantitative Research Methods, Applying Psychology, Conceptual and Historical Perspectives, Introduction to Learning, Psychology of Exercise, Health and Sport. Year 2 - Advanced Research Methods, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Biological Psychology, Sport and Performance Psychology. Year 3 - Dissertation, Individual Differences, Applied Sport Psychology. Optional Units - Working with Teams, Cognitive Neuroscience, Advanced Developmental Psychology, Cognition and Emotion, Rehabilitating the Brain, Clinical Psychology, Positive Psychology
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- British Psychological Society
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.
If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
To meet the minimum English Language requirements of the programme, applicants will need to achieve an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each section.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with no less than 5.5 in each section|
|TOEFL (iBT)||79||with minimum scores of 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
AECC University College
Clearing contact details
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