Sport and Exercise Psychology

Study options

Award

MSc

Key facts

Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Part-time, distance learning
Study option:
Full-time, distance learning
Duration:
2 Years
Duration:
13 Months
Start date:
26 September 2022

Taught by experts

Our tutors and lecturers have wide-ranging global experience

Distance learning

The only UK course of its kind to be available entirely online

Get connected

We have strong links with leading sport and business organisations

This MSc provides you with a critical understanding of current issues relating to the theory and practice of sport and exercise psychology via distance learning (100% online). The course has been developed to support individuals whose work, family commitments or location make physically attending university challenging. This MSc is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

As the course is delivered exclusively online, you’ll gain access to a highly flexible and effective way to develop your knowledge, expertise and professional skills in the area of sport and exercise psychology without disrupting your working life.

You’ll collaborate with staff and your peers in a dynamic learning environment, engage with content directly via video lectures, synchronous and asynchronous text and audio discussions supported by 24/7 access to a wide range of online resources.

The curriculum is focused on the key sub-disciplines of sport and exercise psychology covering areas such as performance under pressure, mental health, group dynamics and leadership, research methods, and the practice of sport psychology.

All modules are designed and delivered by staff with an international research reputation alongside excellent applied links with sports organisations, businesses, the military, and professional bodies.

The course is underpinned by research excellence – in the 2014 REF, our research was rated as being of international quality overall with 64% of the research considered either world-leading or internationally excellent.

The course consistently achieves 90%+ Student Course Satisfaction in the annual Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) Results.

This MSc involves seven compulsory modules and can be studied full-time over 1 year, or part-time over 2 years.

As the course is delivered exclusively online, you’ll gain access to a highly flexible and effective way to develop your knowledge, expertise and professional skills in the area of sport and exercise psychology without disrupting your working life.

You’ll collaborate with staff and your peers in a dynamic learning environment, engage with content directly via video lectures, synchronous and asynchronous text and audio discussions supported by 24/7 access to a wide range of online resources.

The curriculum is focused on the key sub-disciplines of sport and exercise psychology covering areas such as performance under pressure, mental health, group dynamics and leadership, research methods, and the practice of sport psychology.

All modules are designed and delivered by staff with an international research reputation alongside excellent applied links with sports organisations, businesses, the military, and professional bodies.

The course is underpinned by research excellence – in the 2014 REF, our research was rated as being of international quality overall with 64% of the research considered either world-leading or internationally excellent.

The course consistently achieves 90%+ Student Course Satisfaction in the annual Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) Results.

This MSc involves seven compulsory modules and can be studied full-time over 1 year, or part-time over 2 years.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology

Part-time study

During part-time study, the six compulsory full-time modules will be spread out over 2 years.

Part-time study

During part-time study, the six compulsory full-time modules will be spread out over 2 years.

Course content

The material covered provides students with a critical understanding of current issues relating to the theory and practice of both sport and exercise psychology. Some of the topics relate predominantly to exercise settings (e.g., physical activity and mental health), while other relate predominantly to sport settings (e.g., skilled performance under pressure) however most of the topics covered relate equally to both sport and exercise settings and include an exploration of the role of social processes in sport and exercise settings, the practice of sport and exercise psychology, and research methods and data analysis. Throughout the award a conscious decision has been made to have a strong link between theory and practice with many assignments requiring students to apply current theoretical and research knowledge to hypothetical ‘real life’ scenarios. Throughout the course every effort has also been made to draw upon the wealth of research and applied experience which the staff team have.

The MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology is accredited by the BPS. If you already have GBC, or plan to undertake a GBC (conversion) course during or after the MSc course, then the MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology provides the first stage (Stage 1) in a training process towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Sport and Exercise Psychologist. The second stage (Stage 2) is a supervised practice element of two years duration. Thus, successful completion of the MSc provides the academic knowledge required to begin a training process to become a Chartered (and therefore practicing) Psychologist in sport and exercise psychology, together with GBC. The award can also provide the required post-graduate qualification for an individual seeking to engage in the accreditation process with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) that can also support a career in sport and exercise psychology.

The course is underpinned by excellent research. Staff delivering on the course are actively engaged in research within their fields of specialism and work hard at ensuring that research engaged teaching lies at the heart of module delivery. In the 2014 Research Excellent Framework (REF) the research in Sport & Exercise was rated as being of international quality overall with 64% of the research considered as either world leading or internationally excellent.

The course offers a significant challenge and opportunity for you. Staff on the award are excited by this approach to learning and teaching and will support you in delivering a learning experience that will allow you to develop both personally, professionally and academically.

The material covered provides students with a critical understanding of current issues relating to the theory and practice of both sport and exercise psychology. Some of the topics relate predominantly to exercise settings (e.g., physical activity and mental health), while other relate predominantly to sport settings (e.g., skilled performance under pressure) however most of the topics covered relate equally to both sport and exercise settings and include an exploration of the role of social processes in sport and exercise settings, the practice of sport and exercise psychology, and research methods and data analysis. Throughout the award a conscious decision has been made to have a strong link between theory and practice with many assignments requiring students to apply current theoretical and research knowledge to hypothetical ‘real life’ scenarios. Throughout the course every effort has also been made to draw upon the wealth of research and applied experience which the staff team have.

The MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology is accredited by the BPS. If you already have GBC, or plan to undertake a GBC (conversion) course during or after the MSc course, then the MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology provides the first stage (Stage 1) in a training process towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Sport and Exercise Psychologist. The second stage (Stage 2) is a supervised practice element of two years duration. Thus, successful completion of the MSc provides the academic knowledge required to begin a training process to become a Chartered (and therefore practicing) Psychologist in sport and exercise psychology, together with GBC. The award can also provide the required post-graduate qualification for an individual seeking to engage in the accreditation process with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) that can also support a career in sport and exercise psychology.

The course is underpinned by excellent research. Staff delivering on the course are actively engaged in research within their fields of specialism and work hard at ensuring that research engaged teaching lies at the heart of module delivery. In the 2014 Research Excellent Framework (REF) the research in Sport & Exercise was rated as being of international quality overall with 64% of the research considered as either world leading or internationally excellent.

The course offers a significant challenge and opportunity for you. Staff on the award are excited by this approach to learning and teaching and will support you in delivering a learning experience that will allow you to develop both personally, professionally and academically.

Professional body accreditation

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). Graduates from the programme are deemed to have met stage 1 of the requirements for Chartered Membership of the Society (CPsychol) and full membership of the Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology

REF researcher interview – Associate Professor Matt Slater

REF researcher interview – Associate Professor Matt Slater

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Dr Matt Slater, Associate Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology, talks about the real-world impact and benefits of his research.

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Modules

In Physical Activity and Mental Health (20 credits) the current state of evidence regards the relationship between physical activity and mental health is examined. Physical activity theories and models are critically evaluated using a range of sources of evidence including traditional review, meta-analysis and epidemiological research. A central focus of the module is behaviour change with respect to physical activity. The mental health benefits of activity with respect to selected mental illnesses are also evaluated and practical physical activity interventions examined.

The module Advanced Research Methods and Data Analysis (40 credits) develops and enhances research methods, statistical and qualitative analysis skills. Key analytical techniques will be addressed via data sets in sport and exercise psychology.

The module Group Dynamics and Leadership in Sport and Exercise (20 credits) covers the application of social psychological theory to sport and exercise settings, with a focus on audience effects, groups, and leadership, and on how these processes may impact on the performance of athletes, coaches, trainers and managers. Adopting a social psychology framework the module will examine contemporary approaches related to the impact of audiences, group dynamics and cohesion in the performance domain.

The Practice of Sport and Exercise Psychology (20 credits) module covers a range of psychological techniques available to practitioners are outlined (e.g., self-talk, imagery). Students will be required to consider what psychological techniques are most appropriate and how they should best be applied to a range of scenarios (e.g., enhancing confidence in a novice exerciser, helping an elite athlete cope with a career ending injury). The module also covers the skills required to practice effectively (e.g., counselling skills, communication skills and reflective practice) are considered along with issues surrounding the delivery of psychological interventions to different groups (e.g., disabled athletes) are considered.

The Skilled Performance Under Pressure (20 credits) module uses psychophysiological interpretations of how athletes interact with motivated performance situations to explain skilled performance under pressure. First, the module will explore historical and contemporary approaches to understanding skilled performance. Second, recent approaches to understanding skilled performance under pressure will be explored. Finally, investigation will take place of the psychophysiological markers of the human reaction to stress in the context of their relationships to skilled performance under pressure by examining the use cardiovascular reactivity as an indicator of adaptive and maladaptive responses to stress.

The Masters Research Project Part 1 (20 credits) involves developing and planning a sport and exercise psychology research project and submitting for ethical approval for your project.

The final module is the Masters Research Project Part 2 (40 credits) involves executing your empirical research project. Typically, students are encouraged to write their thesis in a journal style and this module represents the culmination of the skills and competencies developed on the MSc.

Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Masters Research Project (Sport) 60 credits
Skilled Performance Under Pressure 30 credits

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Entry requirements

  • A First or 2:1 (Hons) degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology or Psychology as recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS), providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC). Or a First or 2:1 (Hons) degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences as endorsed by the British Association for Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).
  • An academic reference.
  • A personal statement outlining their interest in Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Please note: Completion of the course does not give BPS accreditation to students from a sport and exercise science background. However, a BPS accredited MSc like ours is recognised by the British Association for Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) meaning that students with a BASES accredited Sport and Exercise Sciences undergraduate degree are able to go on to Supervised Experience with BASES (SEPAR) upon successful completion of the MSc to become a HCPC registered sport and exercise psychologist.

More information is available on how to become a sport and exercise psychologist here.

If applicants do not meet our entry criteria:

  • If they have a BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology, Psychology, or Sport and Exercise Sciences at a 2:2 level and recent relevant experience or other relevant qualifications, they may be eligible to apply for the course. In such cases, admission normally follows interview/preliminary task with the Course Leader and is at the discretion of the Course Leader.

  • If they have a BSc in a sport/exercise- or psychology-related discipline (e.g., Sports Coaching/Physical Education) at a First or 2:1 level and recent relevant experience or other relevant qualifications, they may be eligible to apply for the course. In such cases, admission normally follows interview/ preliminary task with the Course Leader and is at the discretion of the Course Leader.

  • To be clear, this is not a conversion course and students within this category would be required to undertake a conversion course after graduating should they wish to become a member of BPS and or pursue further studies to become a sport and exercise psychologist.

  • For students whose first language is not English, they must have achieved Level 6.5 overall and no lower than 6.0 in all components of IELTS (or equivalent).
  • A First or 2:1 (Hons) degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology or Psychology as recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS), providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC). Or a First or 2:1 (Hons) degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences as endorsed by the British Association for Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).
  • An academic reference.
  • A personal statement outlining their interest in Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Please note: Completion of the course does not give BPS accreditation to students from a sport and exercise science background. However, a BPS accredited MSc like ours is recognised by the British Association for Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) meaning that students with a BASES accredited Sport and Exercise Sciences undergraduate degree are able to go on to Supervised Experience with BASES (SEPAR) upon successful completion of the MSc to become a HCPC registered sport and exercise psychologist.

More information is available on how to become a sport and exercise psychologist here.

If applicants do not meet our entry criteria:

  • If they have a BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology, Psychology, or Sport and Exercise Sciences at a 2:2 level and recent relevant experience or other relevant qualifications, they may be eligible to apply for the course. In such cases, admission normally follows interview/preliminary task with the Course Leader and is at the discretion of the Course Leader.

  • If they have a BSc in a sport/exercise- or psychology-related discipline (e.g., Sports Coaching/Physical Education) at a First or 2:1 level and recent relevant experience or other relevant qualifications, they may be eligible to apply for the course. In such cases, admission normally follows interview/ preliminary task with the Course Leader and is at the discretion of the Course Leader.

  • To be clear, this is not a conversion course and students within this category would be required to undertake a conversion course after graduating should they wish to become a member of BPS and or pursue further studies to become a sport and exercise psychologist.

  • For students whose first language is not English, they must have achieved Level 6.5 overall and no lower than 6.0 in all components of IELTS (or equivalent).
Pete Jackson - MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology

Pete Jackson - MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology

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Former student Pete Jackson reflects on his time studying MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology at Staffordshire University.

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We encourage international applicants and recognise that international qualifications are unlikely to be accredited by the BPS/BASES. Thus, we will consider applications from those with a first class or 2:1 (or equivalent) in one of the following areas without BPS/BASES accreditation:

  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Psychology
  • Sport and Exercise Sciences

If you are unsure whether your qualifications meet the necessary requirements, please contact our International Admissions team: int-admissions@staffs.ac.uk

We encourage international applicants and recognise that international qualifications are unlikely to be accredited by the BPS/BASES. Thus, we will consider applications from those with a first class or 2:1 (or equivalent) in one of the following areas without BPS/BASES accreditation:

  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Psychology
  • Sport and Exercise Sciences

If you are unsure whether your qualifications meet the necessary requirements, please contact our International Admissions team: int-admissions@staffs.ac.uk

For equivalent entry requirements in your home country, please see the information on our country pages.

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Facilities

Sports Equipment

Our facilities include a vast array of industry standard equipment, from our cryotherapy and electrotherapy machines to our eye tracker software.

Blackboard (VLE)

Blackboard is a virtual learning environment which houses your learning content.  It enables online teaching/learning, provides spaces to build online communities and knowledge sharing.

Careers

The MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology is accredited by the BPS. If you already have GBC, or plan to undertake a GBC (conversion) course during or after the MSc course, then the MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology provides the first stage (Stage 1) in a training process towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Sport and Exercise Psychologist. The second stage (Stage 2) is a supervised practice element of two years duration. Thus, successful completion of the MSc provides the academic knowledge required to begin a training process to become a Chartered (and therefore practicing) Psychologist in sport and exercise psychology, together with GBC.

The award can also provide the required post-graduate qualification for an individual seeking to engage in the accreditation process with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) that can also support a career in sport and exercise psychology.

As with many postgraduate taught qualifications, students use the qualification to enhance an already existing career as part of CPD activity. So, lecturers in colleges of further and higher education/ teachers in the primary and secondary sectors can use the qualification for career progression. Graduates also seek out roles in sports clubs and organisations or as private consultants.

In addition, graduates use the qualification to go on to further study by commencing a PhD, having been able to obtain a Masters, without the need to disrupt busy working lives.

All students have access to Career Connect, our dedicated careers team.

Joe Dixon - MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology

Joe Dixon - MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology

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Graduate Joe discusses his time studying MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology and describes how it has benefited his career.

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Teaching and assessment

Teaching

As a distance learning student you will be an active learner interacting with content, your fellow students, and your module tutors.

Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment called Blackboard, and supported by Microsoft Teams. This means you can access a range of materials to support your studies wherever you are, on desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. This includes discussion forums where you can debate subjects with your tutors and fellow students. It also includes webinars, video lectures and podcasts.

As a distance learning student you will be an active learner interacting with content, your fellow students, and your module tutors.

Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment called Blackboard, and supported by Microsoft Teams. This means you can access a range of materials to support your studies wherever you are, on desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. This includes discussion forums where you can debate subjects with your tutors and fellow students. It also includes webinars, video lectures and podcasts.

Assessment

This course is assessed 100% via coursework that is submitted, graded and returned to you electronically.

You’ll experience a wide variety of assessment formats including critical essays, online presentations, data analysis reports, research projects, and a viva voce in the form appropriate to professional outcomes required for each module.

For each assessment undertaken, you receive a set of guidelines and a set of specific grading criteria outlining the standards expected.

Summative assessment is provided in the form of a grade percentage, and annotated assignment and accompany summary feedback sheets.

This course is assessed 100% via coursework that is submitted, graded and returned to you electronically.

You’ll experience a wide variety of assessment formats including critical essays, online presentations, data analysis reports, research projects, and a viva voce in the form appropriate to professional outcomes required for each module.

For each assessment undertaken, you receive a set of guidelines and a set of specific grading criteria outlining the standards expected.

Summative assessment is provided in the form of a grade percentage, and annotated assignment and accompany summary feedback sheets.

Learning support

You’re supported throughout the course by specialist tutors within the modules you study. In addition, you’re carefully introduced to the online learning process and have access to a subject specialist librarian and course administrator. Also, you are allocated a personal tutor during your time with us. We have a well-developed personal tutorial system and staff are only a phone call, e-mail or Teams chat away.

As an online student of the University you have access to all our facilities, including our laboratories and online resources and software to support your Masters Research Project.

Additional support

If you have additional needs like dyslexia or a sensory impairment, then our Student Inclusion Services are here to help make sure nothing stands in your way.

Feedback

We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress. So, your tutor will give you feedback on assessments you do.

We give you feedback on formal assessments within 20 working days, but the format will vary for each module.

We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress. So, your tutor will give you feedback on assessments you do.

We give you feedback on formal assessments within 20 working days, but the format will vary for each module.

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8 Myths of distance learning degrees at Staffordshire University

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For a given module you will typically need to devote 10-15 hours engaging with the weekly tasks set up and with assignment related activity, though of course actual study time will vary from student to student.

The focus of this course is supported, active learning combining individual study with peer to peer interaction to facilitate a learning community approach to your study.

Your study time will consist of a mix of tasks; watching video-based presentations, reading and discussing set material from a core text, commenting on and critiquing e-journal research with your fellow students, searching for additional resources to support assignment preparation.

For a given module you will typically need to devote 10-15 hours engaging with the weekly tasks set up and with assignment related activity, though of course actual study time will vary from student to student.

The focus of this course is supported, active learning combining individual study with peer to peer interaction to facilitate a learning community approach to your study.

Your study time will consist of a mix of tasks; watching video-based presentations, reading and discussing set material from a core text, commenting on and critiquing e-journal research with your fellow students, searching for additional resources to support assignment preparation.

Independent learning

The focus of this course is independent learning and individual study time. This could involve:

  • Set reading material or e-text books
  • Researching e-journals and e-books from the library or library books which can be posted to you (UK based students only)
  • Preparing for your MSc Research Project

The focus of this course is independent learning and individual study time. This could involve:

  • Set reading material or e-text books
  • Researching e-journals and e-books from the library or library books which can be posted to you (UK based students only)
  • Preparing for your MSc Research Project

Staff

You'll be taught by staff who have a range of academic and industry experience. 

Matthew Slater

Associate Professor

Matthew is a senior lecturer (FHEA), researcher, published author, and chartered psychologist (CPsychol). He specialises in the psychology of leadership and team functioning.

Matthew's profile

Fees

For the course starting on 26 September 2022 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for MSc-Part-time, distance learning
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Part-time £8,235 per course £8,235 per course

For the course starting on 26 September 2022 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for MSc Full-time, distance learning
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £8,245 per course £8,245 per course

The expected study pattern on this programme enables you to complete modules totalling 90 credits in your first year of study and the other 90 credits in your second year of study. If you follow this pattern of study you will pay the same fee for each year of study. You will be invoiced for the modules that you register for each year, so if your study pattern is different from the expected pattern, you will pay more or less each year accordingly.

If you would like to know more about the fees listed and what this means to you then please get in touch with our Enquiries Team.

Included in tuition fees
Included in the fees:

As a Staffordshire University student, you’ll be entitled to a range of free software programs.

As a Staffordshire University student, you’ll be entitled to a range of free software programs.

Not included in tuition fees
Not included in the fees:

Core text books are not included in your fee. There are one or two core books for each module.

Core text books are not included in your fee. There are one or two core books for each module.

Accommodation and living costs
Accommodation and living costs

Accommodation and living costs are not included in our fees. 

For more information on accommodation and living costs, please see: Accommodation

Sources of financial support

Providing you are studying towards a full Masters qualification you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £11,570 to help with tuition fees, maintenance and other associated costs. Student loans are available for many of our postgraduate degrees and are provided by the Student Loans Company (SLC). The loan can cover a wide range of postgraduate study options; part-time, full-time and distance learning. 

For more information and how to apply visit masters loan.

Our students

The staff I have worked with at Staffs have been fantastic.

The staff I have worked with at Staffs have been fantastic. Despite being remote, their communication has been brilliant and they are always understanding to the unique stresses of distance learning – they are always on the end of the phone or email which has always been reassuring.

The contact days have been great to meet the staff and expand our knowledge/ share best practise but also to meet your peers – over the last two years I’ve made lifelong friendships which I didn’t think I would do on a distance learning course. 

Kelly Jones

Athlete Support Office – Southampton Solent University. Graduate, MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology

I would highly recommend the course. As someone who graduated initially in 2006, re-entering higher education was quite daunting, but the intensity of the course was managed very well. The variety of content was also very impressive (podcasts were particularly useful on the commute to work!) as was the support from all the tutors, who are hugely passionate. 

This course is not just stuck in the world of theory. Throughout the two years we were tasked with presenting, debating, and even applying our skills to a real world athlete. All in all it was a fantastic course and an experience I will always look back on with fondness and pride.

Pete Jackson

Strategy Director (Marketing) and Sport Psychology Consultant. Graduate, MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology

I have since been able to apply many of the learnings from this qualification in a full-time applied role in the sport industry.

My time on the MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology at Staffordshire University was extremely rewarding in terms of the skills I developed, the quality of the teaching, and the overall level of enjoyment I experienced. The distance learning aspect of the course was unique and challenged me to take ownership of my work whilst having fantastic interactive online resources available to communicate and share ideas with fellow students and tutors.

Support and guidance was always available from the tutors, responding promptly to any queries and offering great insights from their various experiences of working in sport. I have since been able to apply many of the learnings from this qualification in a full-time applied role in the sport industry.

Joe Dixon

Lead Sport Psychologist - Stoke City Football Club. Graduate, MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology

The content was stimulating and delivered in a way that made it accessible. I was also surprised at how much was transferable to my current job, which was a great bonus. I particularly enjoyed the set up of the course that facilitated the opportunity to interact and share with the other students. 

I would highly recommend the course for anyone looking for a stimulating and challenging course on Sports Psychology with a great team of tutors who will give you great support.

Roy White

Consultant at Impact International. Graduate, MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology

I was able to work full-time and still complete the MSc given the easy and flexible learning format.

I was able to work full-time and still complete the MSc given the easy and flexible learning format, interactive online systems (including video lectures and voice notes). The course has a strong focus on the art and nuances of conducting applied work, and quality content for topics such as mental health and skill acquisition provide a great insight too.

My tutors set the target for my research to be published early on, and with their guidance and support the thesis was published and set the foundation for the current PhD I am completing with Staffordshire University currently.

Saqib Deen

Sport Psychologist – Malaysian Institute of Sport. Graduate, MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology

As a full-time consultant psychiatrist working in sport, I simply could not have accessed this CPD without the flexibility and uniqueness of the online learning provided. In some respects, I was taken aback by how easy it was to access everything from libraries and lectures to tutorials and presentations.

I learnt whenever I wanted, from the comfort of my own home or office. I found the department to be a cohesive bunch of really friendly tutors with a diverse range of research interests that added a lot to what I took away.

Dr Tim Rogers

Consultant Sport Psychiatrist - Cognacity Wellbeing. Graduate, MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology

The MSc programme is challenging but provides all the resources necessary for you to thrive and achieve your best. 

The last two years spent completing the MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology have been an incredible experience. The content in each module, such as leadership in sport, performance under pressure, and the practice of sport and exercise psychology, is delivered by lecturers rich in applied experience and declarative knowledge. The MSc programme is challenging but provides all the resources necessary for you to thrive and achieve your best. 

Andrew Wilkinson

PhD student. Graduate, MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology

I’d already been a Staffs undergraduate and knowing the lecturers and them knowing me really helped my decision to move back home and do the Masters.

I was able to contact my supervisors when I needed them and speak to them on Skype as well as email and text to check I was on the right track and that really reassured me.

Harry Miller

Graduate, MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology

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If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations

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