St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course Introduction

Our MSc in Applied Sport Psychology 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.

Why study Applied Sport Psychology?

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.

Teaching methods

A range of teaching methods are used on the programme including lectures, seminars, role plays and student-led discussions.

Students are expected to engage in discussion and enter into significant preparation and self-motivated research to be able to contribute and share knowledge in sessions.

Assessment methods

Assessments are varied including essays, case studies, group projects, role plays, oral presentations, reflections and guides for performers and coaches.

Qualifications available

In order to qualify for the Certificate, students will be required to achieve 60 credits and for the Diploma 120 credits. For the degree of Master of Science, students will be required to achieve 180 credits, 60 of which will be the Research project.

Career opportunities

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.

Start Date:

2020-SEP-14. 2020-SEP-14.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Part Time
MSc Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,660 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £13,650 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,660 European 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: Applicants should hold or be working toward a 2:1 or higher undergraduate degree in Psychology, Sport Psychology or Sport Science. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section (or equivalent).
  • IELTS score: 6