AECC University College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This course 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
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||AECC University College|
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.
|UCAS Tariff||120 points||from 3 A-levels (or equivalent)|
|A level||BBB||to include Psychology. General Studies will not be considered.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||in a relevant subject|
|Access to HE Diploma||Grades will need to total 120 UCAS points or above in a relevant subject|
|Scottish Higher||BBBBBB||to include Psychology|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||to include Psychology to Higher Level|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H3, H3||to include Psychology|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||with no less than 5.5 in each section|
|TOEFL (iBT)||79.0||with minimum scores of 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|