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Performance Psychology (Online Distance Learning Part-time) MSc

Bangor University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Bangor University

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

About This Course

Do you often wonder why performance breaks down under pressure or how do I get the best out of my team? This online distance learning MSc degree in Performance Psychology is aimed at anyone who has an interest in performance psychology. It will better prepare you to perform as a coach, an athlete, or work as an applied performance psychologist in sport, business, armed forces, and the performing arts.

The course content is delivered by staff from the Institute for the Psychology of Elite Performance (IPEP). This online Master’s degree in Performance Psychology is modelled upon existing psychological components of the BPS accredited MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology degree program that IPEP currently delivers (but this distance learning degree is not currently accredited by the BPS). All modules are delivered by IPEP staff who currently work within elite level sport and business and who publish research that is judged to be of Internationally Excellent or World Leading (latest Research Exercise Framework; REF 2014). There will be ample opportunities for you to interact with these staff members including personal online tutorials with module leaders, group work and tutorials. You will also work on a one to one basis with IPEP academic staff who will supervise you on dissertation, or research project modules.

This distance learning degree is fully distant, you will not be required to travel to Bangor or even the UK to complete the degree. This is particularly cost effective if you are an international student as you (or your employer) won’t have to bear the cost of getting a visa or go through the complications of visa applications. And of course you won’t have any additional travel or accommodation costs.

The difference between the 2 & 3 year routes are that those choosing the 2 year route go straight onto the research project/dissertation after finishing year 2 taught modules, completing it over the summer and finishing exactly 2 years after starting. On the 3 year route students complete the dissertation during the 3rd academic year (Sept.-June). Whichever route you chose there are 3 exit points. You can exit after 60 credits with PGCert (after year 1). You can exit after 120 credits with a PGDip (after year 2). Or you can complete the research project/ dissertation to gain the full 180 credits and be awarded the MSc degree.


All the School’s postgraduate programmes are designed (with further training where appropriate) to enhance the career prospects of Sport, Health and Exercise Science graduates. Career destinations of Bangor postgraduates include: the Home Country Sports Institutes, National Governing Bodies, the Olympic Medical Institute, Professional sports teams and organisations, the fitness industry, the NHS (hospitals and Primary Care Trusts), Teaching and Education (after completing a Postgraduate Certificate of Education). Further postgraduate study (i.e., Doctoral research) is another vocational route.

Application deadline

11 June 2021

Tuition fees

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University information

Bangor University

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  • Campus address

    Bangor University, Bangor (Wales), LL57 2DG, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 118 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    120 56%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.31 86%



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