• Sport Psychology

Why study at Roehampton

  • Accredited by the British Psychology Society
  • Taught by chartered psychologists
  • Covers a variety of theoretical issues in sport psychology, physiology, and biomechanics
  • 100% of our psychology research has an impact on societies around the world (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
  • Roehampton is ranked best modern university in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015)

The course is British Psychological Society accredited.

Study this course to understand the psychology that underpins athletes and their performance. The course has a theoretical and practical approach to learning. You will explore relevant research areas such as mental toughness, self-confidence, motivation, stress and anxiety, concentration and the psychology of sport injury.

You will also learn how to apply this knowledge and your psychological skills to optimise the performance of athletes and their wellbeing in pressured environments.

More details

Year-by-year summary

First year
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You will be introduced to a range of different modules that will provide you with a foundation for your studies in the second and third years. This interesting and varied year is designed to whet your appetite for the rest of the programme.

Second year

You will broaden your knowledge base in the second year and enhance your critical awareness of sport psychology. This part of the programme embeds the subject within the wider context of sport science as a whole.

Third year

You have the opportunity to select modules and do research on your areas of specific interest for your dissertation project. During the year, you follow a coherent pathway of study to facilitate your future direction within the exciting discipline of sport psychology.

Recommended reading

Hardy, L., Jones, G., & Gould, D. (1996). Understanding psychological reparation for sport: Theory and practice of elite performers. Chichester, UK: Wiley.
Horn, T. S. (2008). Advances in Sport Psychology (3rd Edition). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Weinberg, R. S. & D. Gould. (2011). Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology (5th edition). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

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The University’s Sport Roehampton Performance Centre is the best laboratory of its type in London and includes a climatic chamber and automated motion-capture systems. The distinct psychology research centres provide a variety of counselling practices and research, while the student-run Psychology Society invites guest speakers and runs social events.

Example modules

  • Advanced Topics in Psychology
  • Psychology of Peak Performance
  • Neuropsychology

Career options

You can work as a sports therapist, occupational, sport or exercise psychologist, sports counsellor, sports coach, teacher or lecturer. Graduates can also continue onto postgraduate study.

UCAS code





Single honours

Entry tariff

280 points

Specific entry requirements »

General entry requirements »


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3 years (full-time), 5–7 years (part-time)

Tuition fees

£9,000 (2016; UK/EU) »

£12,500 (2016; International) »

Cash scholarships and bursaries available »

Programme outline

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Further information

Contact our Recruitment team
undergraduate@roehampton.ac.uk »
+44 (0)20 8392 3232

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