Postgraduate courses
Postgraduate courses

Sport Psychology

Why study at Roehampton

  • Students are taught theoretical issues in the major discipline areas of sport psychology, physiology, biomechanics and the cultural aspects of sport and exercise.
  • Exciting work placement opportunities at Chelsea Football Club, Wimbledon FC and more.
  • Taught by British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologists.
  • 100% of our psychology research has an impact on societies around the world (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

The course is British Psychological Society accredited.

The course provides students with thorough theoretical and practical grounding in sport psychology. You will explore a number of established and contemporary fields of research that have the potential to affect athletes’ performance and well-being, including mental toughness, self-confidence, motivation, stress and anxiety, concentration, and the psychology of sport injury. You will also learn how to apply the psychological skills and strategies to enable athletes to optimise their performance and well-being in pressured environments.

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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 based on your particular topic areas and the choice to research 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

Graduates can follow future careers as sports therapists, occupational or sports psychologists, sports counsellors, sports coaches, teachers, and lecturers.

UCAS code





Single honours

Entry tariff

280 points

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General entry requirements »


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

Tuition fees

£9,000 (2015; UK/EU) »

£12,000 (2015; International) »

Cash scholarships and bursaries available »

Programme outline

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Further information

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Saturday 11 July 2015

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