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Postgraduate courses 2024/25

Sport and Exercise Psychology, MSc

Learn from experts in sports science and benefit from world-class teaching with this accredited Master’s in Sport and Exercise Psychology.

This course is delivered by highly experienced applied practitioners who hold either British Psychological Society (BPS) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) accreditation. Learn from experts currently working for the English Institute of Sport, Team Great Britain, British Athletics, professional football clubs, and professional cricket clubs. We combine high-quality teaching with world-class research and a vibrant student experience.

This Master's course will teach you how to apply psychological skills, techniques and theory to sports psychology populations. The course also meets the requirements for Stage 1 for the BPS qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology and the BASES supervised experience pathway (Psychological Support).

Location

Greenwich Campus

Duration

  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Start month

September

Home/international fees 2024/25

£11,000 /£17,450

What you should know about this course

  • Our programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
  • Number one in London for graduate prospects (2022 Complete University Guide Annual League Table - Psychology).
  • You will receive academic support throughout from research-active teaching staff who are experts in their fields.
  • Located at the University's iconic Greenwich Campus.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

Welcome to the MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology. All lecturers delivering on the course work externally with organisations such as British Athletics, Charlton Athletic Football Club and English Institute of Sport. Furthermore, 100 per cent of the team hold a teaching qualification and have a sound knowledge of research within the area of Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Come and meet us

We are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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To find out more about our Open Days and Campus Tours or if you need any assistance, please email opendays@gre.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

If you are

An undergraduate (honours) degree at 2:2, or above, in Sports Science, Psychology or a relevant subject.

Applicants without a BPS-accredited degree will be required to complete a research methods assessment.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses. If you cannot find your country on this list, please contact international@gre.ac.uk.

Choose your country:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use Prior Learning?

If you hold qualifications or courses from another higher education institution, these may exempt you from courses of this degree. You can use prior learning (APEL) for up to 50 per cent of the qualification.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week, learning takes place through a combination of lectures and seminars. You will be able to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller group sessions. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

The typical intake per year averages around 10 students. Therefore, lectures and seminars are attended by the whole student cohort.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you will need to dedicate time to self-study to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams. Our library and online resources will support your further reading and research. You can also join a range of student societies, including law and debating.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of contact hours (lectures, seminars, etc), independent learning, and assessments. For full-time students, the workload should be roughly equivalent to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of modules you are studying.

Assessment

On this course you will be assessed by essays, oral presentations, poster presentations, practical reports, unseen exams and a research project.

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Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Full time Part time Distance learning
Home £11,000 £1,850 per 30 credits N/A
International £17,450 £2,908 per 30 credits N/A

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from £126.35 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Resources: you may need to purchase books for your studies, as well as specific computer software (estimate, £150 per year)
  • Memberships: applying for membership of a professional body may incur further costs
  • Field trips: you may need to contribute towards any trips required for your course (estimate, £300).

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

After completing this course, you will be ideally positioned to complete training to become a fully qualified Sport and Exercise Psychologist, or to complete a PhD qualification.

Previous graduates have gone on to undertake BASES supervised experience, undertake the Stage 2 Qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology, and PhD research.

Do you provide employability services?

Our services are designed to help you achieve your potential and support your transition towards a rewarding graduate career.

The Employability and Careers Service provides support when you are preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles. It includes CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Each School also has its own Employability Officer, who works closely with the industry and will provide specific opportunities relevant to your own course.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre. Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

We have well-equipped facilities and laboratories to support research within the area of Sport and Exercise Psychology.

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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you can apply directly via our online application form.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply via UCAS, directly via our online application form or via one of our in-country representatives. If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.