Brunel University London

Course Introduction

This course runs in parallel with our BPS'accredited course and focuses on the application of psychology in the sport and exercise domain. The course is aimed at students with a background in sport sciences who wish to specialise in sport and exercise psychology, potentially pursuing a career either in research or as a sport scientist accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). The aims of the course are to provide students with a coherent programme of study, in preparation for training to become accredited through BASES, to extend knowledge and understanding in the field of sport and exercise psychology, to provide students with a range of learning experiences designed to enhance critical analysis and independence of thought and to provide a grounding in research methods and data analysis in preparation for higher research'related degrees (e.g., PhD).

Course Modules

Core modules include: research and application in the psychology of sports performance; social processes in exercise and sport; psychological skills for practitioners; physical activity and health; research methods and data analysis; dissertation. Optional modules include: individual differences in sport and exercise; professional development; performance lifestyle.

Course Additional Entry

The normal entry requirement is at least a UK upper 2nd Class (2.1) Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in sport sciences, psychology or a related discipline. This includes graduates who have completed a joint course with sport sciences or psychology as 1 of their subjects as well as single Honours sports sciences or psychology graduates. Applicants will be required to attend a telephone interview.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £17,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £8,350  Academic year. First year home fees
3 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £8,600  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £4,175  Academic year. First year home fees