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MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology (BPS Stage 1)

University of Chichester

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Bishop Otter Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology seeks to provide you with an opportunity to develop advanced knowledge of the discipline and to increase your skills in applying such knowledge in the context of sport performance and exercise for health and wellbeing. The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as a recognised stage 1 qualification for those wishing to pursue a career as a Practicing Sport and Exercise Psychologist (through the BPS, qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology) whilst also fulfilling the requirements for Sport and Exercise Science graduates wishing to pursue professional accreditation through the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).

Graduates from this MSc have also developed careers in other fields such as academia, teaching, research, coaching, health and wellbeing and business. By studying at Chichester, you will have the opportunity to become involved in the wider research and consultancy work of the department which includes Sport and Exercise Psychology academics and consultants.

Course Accreditations

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society as as a recognised Stage 1 qualification for those wishing to pursue a career as a Practicing Sport and Exercise Psychologist (through the BPS qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology).

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching is delivered in small groups and is interactive. Students are encouraged to debate topics and lead their fellow students through presentations and discussions. In a number of modules there is also a practical element to gain experience of delivering mental skills techniques and developing the skills needed for applied practice.

Requirements for exit qualifications:

  • To gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Sport and Exercise Psychology, students need to complete three modules. Each module is assessed by the equivalent of a 4,000-word assignment.
  • To gain a Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Psychology, students need to complete six modules. Each module is assessed by a 4,000-word assignment.
  • To gain an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology students need to complete six modules, and a dissertation of 12,000 words.

The course prepares students for a range of graduate careers; our students have gone on to further work or training in a variety of fields including:

  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Health Promotion
  • Higher research Degrees (PhD)
  • Teaching
  • Sports science support personnel
  • Sports coaching
  • Exercise Referral
  • Business management and recruitment

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 14,900per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Chichester

  • University League Table

    72nd

  • Campus address

    University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus, College Lane, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6PE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 54 4

    83rd out of 118 8

    42nd out of 84 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 167
    113 74%

    29th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%

    20th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%

    8th

    10
  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    112 52%

    77th

    33
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50 50%

    105th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.29 86%

    7th

    2
  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    129 65%

    35th

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    57th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    15th

    21

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