• Sports Psychology

Why study at Roehampton

  • You'll receive current, practical and professional level experience in sport science assessment and support techniques
  • We offer iternships and placement opportunities with  local and leading national sporting and clinical organisations. Recent placements have included posts at British Fencing, British Paralympic Sitting Volleyball, Watford FC and Queen Mary’s Hospital
  • Ranked best modern university in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015).
  • We have more than 15 years of experience teaching and designing masters level sports science programmes

Sport and Exercise Psychology is a science that draws on knowledge from the disciplines of psychology and sport and exercise science. This taught programme provides students with a critical understanding of the psychological factors that affect, and are affected by, participation in sport and exercise. It was designed and is delivered by BPS chartered psychologists, with the view of preparing students for a career as a consultant, lecturer and/or researcher.

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You'll be taught the key concepts and theories in Sport and Exercise Psychology to provide you with a solid foundation to inform professional practice. The taught concepts are likely to include stress, motivation, confidence, concentration, mental toughness, resilience, group cohesion and more.

You'll learn about the different types of approaches, assessment strategies, and psychological skills used by Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologists. Other areas of knowledge taught include reflective practice, codes of conduct and professional development.

You'll also gain an understanding of the importance of constructive alignment between epistemological assumptions, research questions, methodologies, methods, data analysis and representation of the findings in order to critically evaluate research and make evidence-based decisions in real life contexts.

You can also take advantage of our Sports and Exercise Science Research Centre.

Key areas of study

We offer a diverse range of modules to help you build your understanding. We also give you the chance to focus on particular topics that interest you. Recent examples of core modules have inlcuded Approaches to Psychological Support, 
Research Methods, Professional Practice and the Application of Sport Psychology.

Optional areas of study might include Psychology of Sport and Performance, Physiological Assessment, Biomechanical Assessment, Nutritional Aspects of Sport & Exercise Performance or Musculo-Skeletal Sport Injuries.

    Student Research Achievements

    Roehampton Masters students are encouraged to achieve excellence within their research. This is assisted through excellent access to our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and quality engagement with staff research knowledge and areas of expertise.

    Internships and placements

    Sports Science and Sport Roehampton staff are constantly seeking to develop good working relations with National and local sporting organisations. Consequently, we are often able to offer our MSc students invaluable opportunities to gain experience of providing high level scientific support.

    Internships are training packages developed in association with sporting organisations to specifically provide students with the opportunity to develop professional-level applied skills within real, high- level sporting environments. Read more

    Example modules

    • Psychology of Physical Activity, Health and Injury
    • Psychology of Sport and Performance
    • Application of Psychological Support

    Career options

    Career pathways includesport and exercise psychologist, sport and exercise scientist, lecturer of sport and exercise psychology/sport and exercise science, with expertise in psychology career development and specialisation.




    Number of credits

    MSc: 180, PGDip: 120

    Specific entry requirements »

    Postgraduate entry requirements »


    Life Sciences »


    1 year (full-time); 2-4 years (part-time)

    Programme start


    Tuition fees

    £7,200 (2016; full-time UK/EU)
    £400 per ten credits (2016; part-time UK/EU)

    £13,000 (2016; full-time International)
    £725 per ten credits (2016; part-time International)

    For further fee information see our UK/EU or International finance pages

    Programme outline

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    Related courses

    MSc or PGDip Sport and Exercise Physiology »

    MSc or PGDip Sport and Exercise Science »

    MSc PGDip Stress and Health »

    MRes Sport and Exercise Science »

    MSc PGDip Psychology of Sport and Exercise »

    Further information

    Dr Jin Luo »
    Jin.Luo@roehampton.ac.uk »
    +44 (0)20 8392 3000 ext 4699

    Contact our enquiries team »
    +44 (0)20 8392 3232

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