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Sport and Exercise Psychology MSc

Brunel University London

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Brunel University London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

The Brunel Sport and Exercise Psychology MSc provides graduates the first stage of training towards becoming a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited sport and exercise psychologist.

You’ll examine the key psychological factors that affect both sports performance and exercise participation and learn how to assess client needs and formulate tailored programmes for them.

In your sport specialisation, you’ll learn techniques and strategies to help athletes of all levels, ages and genders develop the mental skills needed to tackle inhibitions and achieve peak performance, as well as to overcome the emotional consequences of serious injury or prolonged loss of form.

These mental skills are equally applicable to coaches wanting to build positive team dynamics and referees dealing with the stresses of the job.

In your exercise specialisation, you’ll focus on applying psychology to increase exercise participation and motivational levels among the public and to encourage people to adopt more active lifestyles.

Careers and your future

With sport and exercise participation growing at a healthy pace, employment opportunities in the field of sport and exercise psychology are on the rise too. The expert knowledge and skills you’ll gain from your Brunel Master's, including those highly transferable skills related to implementing goal-setting strategies, will stand you in good stead for a range of rewarding jobs.

As the course is BPS accredited this could be your next step on the way to becoming a psychologist, be it in sport and exercise or otherwise. In addition, this course will prepare you for BASES accreditation as a Sport and Exercise Scientist (Sport Psychologist), should you wish to take the BASES route.

You’ll also have the skills and expertise for a wide range of other careers. For example you may wish to become a university lecturer, a consultant in elite sport or maybe lead a national sport psychology service for an organisation such as the English Institute of Sport.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,450per year

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

University information

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Brunel University London

  • University League Table

    62nd

  • Campus address

    Brunel University London, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Hillingdon, UB8 3PH, England

All new international students have guaranteed campus accommodation.
Pre-sessional English courses provide students with intensive English language training before the start of their academic studies.
Brunel offers more than 100 scholarships every year to help international students pay their fees and living costs.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    50th out of 118 34

    15th out of 85 18

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    106 51%

    91st

    16
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%

    16th

    66
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    93rd

    19
  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    132 60%

    34th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    11th

    37
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    77th

    4

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