Sport and Exercise Psychology (Including Placement Year) at University of Essex - UCAS

University of Essex

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sport and Exercise Psychology (Including Placement Year)

Course summary

How are an individual’s actions shaped by their thoughts and feelings? What role does psychology play in improving sports performance? How can psychology help to shape exercise behaviours? Our BSc Sports and Exercise Psychology course is dedicated to one of the fastest developing areas of psychology. The course will provide you with an immersive and exciting experience of studying the human mind and the application to sport and exercise science. You will study a variety of topics including:

  • Social psychology and individual differences
  • Experiencing emotion
  • Promoting health, exercise, and active lifestyles
  • Psychological skills and strategies for improving sports performance
Our course sits within our School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (SRES), with studies split equally between SRES and the Department of Psychology. This provides a unique opportunity to join communities focused on both psychology and sport and exercise science, allowing us to bring together our research, share knowledge and enhance opportunities for you. You will be based in our state-of-the-art Sport Arena, benefiting from a range of facilities and dedicated laboratories for research.


Many of our courses offer a choice of optional modules to tailor your learning experience. More information about these can be found on the University of Essex website.

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.

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Colchester Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

In addition all applicants require GCSE Mathematics and Science at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent). If you do not meet the GCSE Science requirement but you have A-level Science or equivalent, please contact Undergraduate Admissions for advice before applying.

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £19530 Year 1
International £19530 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees displayed are for 2023-24 entry. Fees may increase for each academic intake and each academic year of study.
Sport and Exercise Psychology (Including Placement Year) at University of Essex - UCAS