Do you have a passion for sport and exercise? Do you want to find out what psychological aspects lead to sporting achievement? By choosing Sports Psychology, you’ll learn why and how athletes can achieve their full potential and be a part of that incredible journey. On this British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited course, you can expect industry-experienced lecturers, guest speakers, work placements and our state-of-the art human performance laboratory, to help boost your employability. Why study this subject? Our BSc (Hons) Sports Psychology degree is designed to inspire you to develop the knowledge and skills to step confidently into any career you choose, whether that’s in the world of sports, psychology or beyond, you’ll be set up for success. Not only will you develop a deep understanding of the implications of psychology on athlete motivation, behaviour and cognition, but you’ll also enhance your employability by learning important skills like communication, numeracy, teamwork, critical thinking and independent learning. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? At BNU, we offer a wide range of psychology and sports modules. Through our partnerships with both the sports and psychology teaching departments, you’ll have a great community of like-minded students and lecturers to work with. This course has been accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS); a qualification recognised by major employers throughout the country. Plus, if you graduate with a 2:2 or above, you’ll be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). This will enable you to take your next steps towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist if that’s the career you choose. What's more, our Psychology teaching staff are all experts in their areas and regularly publish their own work meaning you'll be supported and mentored by leaders in the academic field. We also invite guest lecturers and have impressive industry and community links meaning you can start building a professional network before you've even graduated. What facilities can I use? In workshops and lectures you’ll have the opportunity to use the Human Performance Laboratory which is equipped for assessing a broad range of human physiological, biomechanical and psychological functions. The lab has cutting edge equipment such as Neurotracker Attention Training Software, PowerLab and Qualisys 3D Motion Capture system. You’ll also have the opportunity to use the observation lab to use specialist equipment like the Biopac©, Tobii eye tracking equipment and HTC Vive, virtual reality software. What will I study? Over the course of three years, you’ll study modules like Biological and Cognitive Psychology, Developmental and Social Psychology, Emotion as well as Historical and Conceptual Issues in Sports Psychology. You’ll also learn about quantitative and qualitative research which will set you up for success not only in your final dissertation project but also in your future career. How will I be taught and assessed? With sports psychology, learning doesn’t just take place in the lecture hall – you’ll have the opportunity to learn in small seminar groups, as well as lab-based lessons which will teach you exactly how to conduct psychological experiments and research. Through course assessments, you’ll learn important skills like teamwork, programme design, critical analysis and synthesis skills, as well as how to give engaging presentations, write concise reports and analyse data effectively.
Year One: Bioenergetics of Human Movement, Foundations of Exercise Physiology, Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Introduction to Biological Psychology and Cognitive Psychology, Introduction to Developmental and Social Psychology, Introduction to Personality and Applying Psychology, Psychological Research Methods. Year Two: Applied Sport and Performance Psychology, Cognition and Emotion in Sport and Exercise Psychology, Biopsychology, Cognitive Processes in Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology, Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology. Year Three: Professional Development and Employability, Working with a Client, Emprical Dissertation, Historical and Conceptual Issues in Psychology, Issues in Personality and Individual Differences, Social Psychology.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2021.
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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.