Psychology is increasingly used by elite athletes in pursuit of the marginal gains that will propel them over the winning line. However, winning isn’t everything, so research also focuses on how psychology can promote engagement and motivation in non-elite physical activity. This degree, accredited by the British Psychological Society, is an innovative collaboration between the departments of Psychology and Sport and Physical Activity. It explores the science of mind and behaviour, equipping you with an understanding of the principles of psychology, including cognitive, developmental, physiological and social psychology. You will explore how psychological science explains performance and engagement in sport and exercise and discover how this can be used to help develop athletes and promote physical activity. You will study what motivates athletes and exercisers, how to support and develop elite sport performers, and the influence of exercise on psychological wellbeing.
Please visit our website for information on available modules.
Most modules are assessed through a mixture of examination and coursework, although some are assessed solely by coursework. Assignments may be traditional essays and literature reviews, research project reports, case studies and oral presentations. In Year 3, you will complete your dissertation project.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- British Psychological Society
How to apply
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
International students should visit our <a href="https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/international">website</a> for further information.
If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards. For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/offers or contact our Course Enquiries Team on 01695 657000 or email [email protected]
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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