Develop an in-depth understanding of the psychology underpinning sport performance, physical activity and well-being on our MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology.
1 year (full-time)
2-6 years (part-time)
Number of credits:
MSc, Level 7, 180 credits
PGDip, Level 7, 120 credits
PGCert, Level 7, 60 credits
Develop an in-depth understanding of the relationships between the theoretical concepts and current techniques used in Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Gain professional level experience in Sport and Exercise Psychology assessment and support techniques.
Learn from experienced BPS Chartered, HCPC registered Sport and Exercise Psychologists, and internationally recognised researchers.
Complete your own empirical research dissertation and develop the understanding and skills necessary to progress to further study at MPhil or PhD level or further professional training (e.g., BASES Sport & Exercise Psychology Accreditation Route).
Course and Module Details
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.
These modules are those we currently offer and may be subject to change each year.
Students on this course are normally in Tuesday and Wednesday all day.
Contact us for further information.
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
You can apply now for any programme starting in January, February, April or September 2022.
All postgraduate taught applications can be made via our online application form.
- Check our application deadlines
- View our entry requirements for postgraduate programmes
- View our general entry criteria and application FAQs
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.
Please note that most international applicants have to pay a deposit before securing their place.
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Postgraduate application process FAQs
No, you can save and revisit your application form and can contact us directly at any time if you need advice or assistance.
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.
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.
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.
Doing all we can to support our student's 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.