Psychology of Sport
School - School of Health Sciences
Subject area - Psychology and Public Health
Start Dates(s): September
Three years full-time
Six years part-time
UK - £9,250 per year
International - £14,400 per year
- Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
- You will have access to state of the art facilities in sport and psychology
- You will have excellent career prospects being equipped to work in a number of environments such as health and social care, sport and fitness, coaching and personal training
- Part-time study option
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
The BSc (Hons) Psychology of Sport is a brand new degree that was launched in September 2017. It is taught jointly by experienced staff from Psychology and Sports Science within the School of Health Sciences. Our degree provides an excellent foundation for any student interested in a career as a psychologist with a particular focus on applying those skills in the broad areas of sport and exercise.
This course offers you the chance to study in an excellent department equipped to the highest standards with Psychology and Sports facilities.
This course is designed to provide you with in-depth knowledge and opportunities for learning a wide range of concepts relevant to psychology and sport. It has a hands-on approach to developing research skills and encourages you to apply the theory to real-world settings. The final year gives you the opportunity to specialise in areas of psychology and sport that interest you and to undertake a supervised research project of your own.
During your first year you will complete modules such as Psychology of Exercise and Health, Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology, and Introduction to Sports Psychology.
Moving into your second year you will build on the knowledge gained in your first year of studies. You will study a range of modules including Practical Applications of Sports and Exercise Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Individual Differences and Social Psychology.
Your third year will allow you to tailor your studies to your area of interest. Examples of modules you can choose to take are Forensic Psychology, Brain and Behaviour, Applied Case studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology. A work placement is also available in the final year.
|Level||Semester 1||Semester 2|
|4||Introduction to Research Methods||Introduction to Research Methods|
|Introduction to Developmental and Social Psychology||Introduction to Individual Differences|
|Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology||Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology|
|Introduction to Sports Psychology||Psychology of Exercise and Health|
|5||Further Research Methods||Developmental and Social Psychology|
|Further Biopsychology and Cognition||Individual Differences|
|Behaviour Change||Practical Applications of Sports and Exercise Psychology|
|Options from the following:||Brain and Behaviour||Forensic Psychology|
|Effective and Affective Thinking and Processing||Psychology and Health|
|Educational Psychology||Psychology of Addictions and Substance Misuse|
|Occupational Psychology||Psychology of Global Issues|
|Psychology of Mental Health||Media Psychology|
|Psychology of Children in Need||Applied Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology|
|Advanced Topics in Sport and Exercise Psychology|
You will choose two modules from sport and two from psychology. Within psychology the modules we offer, we provide the most up to date research based teaching, and therefore options may vary from year to year.
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.