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School of Psychology, Sport and Exercise

Why choose Psychology, Sport and Exercise at Staffordshire University?

  • We are recognised for outstanding levels of student satisfaction. Our flagship awards regularly achieve scores of over 90% in the National Student Survey, including student satisfaction scores of 100% for our BSc Psychology and Child Development degree, 98% for BSc Psychology, and 100% in BSc Sports Therapy and BSc PE and Youth Sport Coaching for the second consecutive year (2015 National Student Survey). 

  • Our courses are accredited by national bodies recognising our teaching excellence, including bodies such as the British Psychological Society, BASES, The Society of Sports Therapists and the British Association of Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapies.

  • Study with us and you will have access to first-class learning and world of work facilities, including our specialist Psychology Laboratories, Counselling Suite and £1 million Biomechanics Laboratory located in the University’s £30 million Science Centre. Our facilities also include laboratories for Sports Nutrition, Sports Science, Muscle Function, Qualitative Analysis, plus a Strength & Conditioning facility containing state-of-the-art Matrix Fitness equipment. We are also home to the SUST injury and Peak Condition Clinics where students can apply their skills and improve their employability.

  • As we are active in research and enterprise, your lectures, workshops and practical sessions will be informed by the latest cutting edge research. In fact, there’ll be lots of opportunities for you to be involved in the work we do.

  • To help prepare you for the world of work, all our degrees combine academic study with lots of practical learning. Our students also benefit from the wide range of partners we work with, such as Stoke City FC, the Medical Research Council, the NHS and the English Cricket Board.


Psychology at Staffordshire offers you a popular and wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and conversion courses. Read more about Psychology »

Sport and Exercise

Across the globe, the sport and exercise sector provides exciting opportunities for people who are passionate about using their skills to impact on the lives of others. Read more about Sport and Exercise »

Psychology Courses

Courses offered by our Psychology Department include Foundation programmes and Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Child Development, Counselling, and Psychology & Criminology. We also offer Postgraduate degrees in Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology and Counselling, distance learning courses, as well as Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD). Read more about Psychology Courses »

Sport and Exercise Courses

Courses offered by our Sport and Exercise Department include Foundation programmes and Bachelor’s degrees in Sports Coaching, Sport and Exercise Science, Sport and Exercise Psychology, and Strength and Conditioning. We also offer distance learning courses in Sport and Exercise Psychology, Sport and Exercise Science, and Sports Coaching, as well as Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD). Read more about Sport and Exercise Courses »