St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course Introduction

This course is aimed at those wishing to develop a career in the area of sport psychology or wanting to enhance their understanding and skills in the area. The Applied Sport Psychology Master's degree at St Mary's University has been accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). It is designed to enable students to attain professional recognition beyond the programme and to help those wishing to develop a career in sport psychology or aiming to enhance their understanding of the field. The programme has a discipline-focussed curriculum, looking closely at developing knowledge and applied skills that are critical to practitioners. Motor skills are an integral element of the programme, allowing students to enhance their ability to work closely with both performers and coaches. Assessments are varied including essays, case studies, group projects, role plays, oral presentations, reflections and guides for performers and coaches. The specific focus of the programme on applied sport psychology enables students to focus their understanding and skills to enhance their opportunities for employment within the sport and performance sectors. The options on completion of the MSc are wide ranging but include moving onto BPS stage-2 training or BASES supervised experience through internships or development programmes, progressing into teaching or research positions within higher education, as well as building skills towards business ventures in the applied psychology field. Students can exit with PGDip and PGCert.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £7,280 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £7,280 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £13,650 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Applicants should hold or be working toward a 2:1 or higher undergraduate degree in Psychology, Sport Psychology or Sport Science.
  • International entry requirements: Students whose first Language is not English, they need to have an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section (or equivalent).
  • IELTS score: 6