Sport and Exercise Psychology (non-accredited) Postgraduate degree

Sport and Exercise Psychology (non-accredited)

Develop an in-depth understanding of the psychology underpinning sport performance, physical activity and well-being on our MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Start Date:

September 2022

Duration:

1 year (full-time)
2-6 years (part-time)

Degree Type:

MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Number of credits:

MSc, Level 7, 180 credits
PGDip, Level 7, 120 credits
PGCert, Level 7, 60 credits

Specific entry requirements

Previous qualification with substantial research component, including research methods module and a dissertation.

Postgraduate, Master's and Doctoral On-Campus Open Evening

Wednesday 9 November 2022, 5–7:30pm

We also offer a BPS-accredited MSc Psychology of Sport and Exercise programme

Find out more 

Course and Module Details

Overview

Our innovative programme will give you a thorough theoretical, research informed grounding in sport and exercise psychology as allow you to develop the essential skills to succeed as a practitioner or as an academic. 

This is our non-BPS-accredited programme, meaning those who do not hold at least a 2:2 in a BPS accredited undergraduate degree are eligible to apply. We also offer a BPS-accredited MSc Psychology of Sport and Exercise which you can find out about here. 

You will learn the relationships between theoretical concepts and practical techniques used in assessment and support, allowing you to develop the psychological skills used by practicing Sport and Exercise Psychologists. 

At Roehampton you’ll learn about the demands of working in a variety of different sports settings, how to effectively form practitioner-client relationships, the different approaches to applied practice, and you will explore the key factors that impact sports performance and well-being, including motivation, self-confidence, stress, attention, and physical activity. 

Uniquely, our programme focuses on developing your identity as an academic and practitioner. Whether you want to continue your studies to a PhD or as a qualified Sport and Exercise Psychologist, employability skills are a key part of the programme. You will learn from those currently working in the industry as freelance consultants and larger organisations, as well as those working in research and academic settings. 

Modules

 


These modules are those we currently offer and may be subject to change each year.

Indicative Timetable

Students on this course are normally in Tuesday and Wednesday all day.

Contact us for further information.

Tuition fees and funding

September 2022 entry tuition fees

Year 1 fees, see links in table below for more information.

UK EU and International
£8,950 £15,750

Career Options

Subject to further training, such as Sport and Exercise Psychology Accreditation Route (SEPAR) offered by BASES, you could become a HCPC registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist working with sports teams, sport organisations, or individual athletes. 

You could also continue your own research at PhD level with the potential to enter a career as an academic. 

Employability is a key part of the programme at Roehampton. Our teaching and initiatives, including guest speakers, networking opportunities and entrepreneurship workshops will ensure you are prepared to succeed in your chosen career. 

How to apply

Postgraduate programmes

You can apply now for any programme starting in April or September 2022.

All postgraduate taught applications can be made via our online application form.

If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.

International students
Please note that most international applicants have to pay a deposit before securing their place.

  • See our Finance pages for more details

Postgraduate application process FAQs

 

To apply, you need to complete our online application form.

No, you can save and revisit your application form and can contact us directly at any time if you need advice or assistance.

We have general entry requirements for postgraduate courses. Many of our courses also have specific entry requirements. You can find details of these, and the fees for individual courses, on our postgraduate course pages.

If you are a prospective postgraduate student who has home fee status, then you can apply close to the start of the course of study. However, if you have international fee status and require a Tier 4 Visa, then you will normally need to apply much earlier. Please see our application deadlines for postgraduate study.

We encourage all students to apply as early as possible, as some programmes have limited numbers.

Yes, we offer a range of scholarships, alongside support on managing your finances while you are with us.

You can find more information on our postgraduate home and postgraduate international financial support pages. There are also other sources of external funding for international students available.

Yes, we have a wide range of high quality and competitively priced on-campus student residences. We are able to offer quiet rooms and can adjust for those with specific access needs.

Find out more on our accommodation pages

Important Information

In order to enrol onto the Sport and Exercise Psychology Accreditation Route (SEPAR) offered by the British Association of Sport & Exercise Science (BASES), students must complete an external module (The Open University: 'Investigating Psychology 2' module) in addition to this programme. Eligibility information for SEPAR and the Open University module can be found here. 

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Course Facilities

Image -  Our state-of-the-art Sport and Exercise Physiology Laboratory  
  With a walk-in environmental chamber, BodPod, and a huge range of physiological assessment equipment where you can measure lactate threshold, VO2 max, and speed of power output for improving athletic performance in a range of physical and sporting activities.    

Our state-of-the-art Sport and Exercise Physiology Laboratory 

With a walk-in environmental chamber, BodPod, and a huge range of physiological assessment equipment where you can measure lactate threshold, VO2 max, and speed of power output for improving athletic performance in a range of physical and sporting activities.  

Image -  Our Biomechanics Laboratory  
  With advanced optical motion tracking systems and Kistler force plates mounted in the floor to measure ground reaction forces.    

Our Biomechanics Laboratory 

With advanced optical motion tracking systems and Kistler force plates mounted in the floor to measure ground reaction forces.  

Image -  Specialist psychological research facilities  
  Including EEGs which pick up electrical signals in the brain, eye tracking equipment, psychophysiological suites equipped for collecting blood and saliva for research projects, and advanced computer software.   

Specialist psychological research facilities 

Including EEGs which pick up electrical signals in the brain, eye tracking equipment, psychophysiological suites equipped for collecting blood and saliva for research projects, and advanced computer software. 

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Our Research

For an overview of the research carried out by our academics within the School of Life and Health Sciences, please visit the departmental research pages.

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Doing all we can to support our students' lives at Roehampton 

At Roehampton, we can offer all new students the opportunity to live in accommodation on our beautiful parkland campus, including affordable and high-end options. 

We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.

We provide plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, through volunteering, playing sport or music, or joining one of our many active student societies.