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Course summary

If you are interested in Psychology and Sport Studies, then this course is an excellent choice for you. Our Psychology courses are designed to be challenging, stimulating and relevant to the needs of today's society. This will be paired with a range of interesting and engaging sports topics so you can gain skills and knowledge in the areas that you are passionate about. KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE 1. Combining two subjects boosts your employability and gives you the opportunity to develop knowledge and expertise in two subject areas, making you a more versatile graduate 2. This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society if you major in Psychology* 3. Our teaching team are actively involved in applied work with various industry organisations and are also research active. This will give you the opportunity to understand how theory is applied to real world practice, and even get involved in research 4. There are opportunities to gain work experience and awards from National Governing Bodies to enhance your CV and employability 5. You will have the opportunity to apply for work placements and internships so you’ll graduate ready for the world of work HOW YOU’LL LEARN: You will learn in a variety of different ways including formal lectures, discussion led seminars, practical demonstrations and other technology-based innovations. There will be opportunities to get involved in applied case studies, role playing scenarios, coaching sessions and community-based work. You will be assessed on your theoretical knowledge and your ability to apply this in practice. Our practice-based learning takes place in our specialised Psychology and Sport and Exercise facilities. You will also learn from industry experts and from peers on your course. You will be allocated your own personal academic tutor who will work with you on a one-to-one basis to support your personal development and career planning. YOUR CAREER: Studying psychology and sport opens doors to many different sectors and professions. Anywhere an understanding of people is valued so your career options will be broad. Our graduates have gone on to successful roles in sectors such as: Sport and Exercise Psychologist, Psychological research, Scientific or clinical research, Charity leadership, Mental health support and management , Health services and therapeutic care, Probation service and police, Human resources, Health psychology, Educational psychology, Occupational psychology, Forensic psychology, Clinical psychology, and Teaching. Graduates in the School of Sport and Exercise Science have secured jobs in performance and participation sport. Some work for commercial sport organisations whilst others work at the community level. Outside of this, some graduates work in the National Health Service to support rehabilitation, recovery and fitness whilst others have become teachers at primary or secondary school level. Further career destinations include the Armed Services, the Police Force, Personal Trainer or Lifestyle Coach. If you would like to continue studying, you may wish to join our very own MSc Applied Sport and Exercise course. This exciting programme enables you to tailor your studies to match your developing professional interests and aspirations in sport. The Psychology pathway of the programme for example has been endorsed via the BASES Postgraduate SEPAR Endorsement Scheme (PSES). We also have a range of Psychology Postgraduate courses that will help you to develop specialised skills in an area of your choice. STUDY OPTIONS: On the Joint Honours programme, there are different pathways of study available. You can often study both subjects equally or choose to major in a subject. Please view the course page on our website for more information on pathways.

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  • Year 1

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EU £14900 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14900 Year 1

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BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sport Studies at University of Derby - UCAS