About This Course
The School is proud to have been the first to gain BPS postgraduate professional training accreditation for this MSc programme.
The course aims to provide Stage One of the training required to achieve Chartered Status and full membership of the BPS’s Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Please note: This programme is available to all applicants with at least a 2.2 honours degree with a substantial psychology component. Applicants who already hold Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (i.e., they have undertaken a BPS accredited undergraduate degree), OR those who plan to obtain it by subsequently completing a BPS accredited conversion course will be eligible for Chartered Status and full membership of the BPS's Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology upon graduation. Applicants who do not hold Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership are still eligible to apply for this programme and upon successful completion will graduate with an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology, but this will not be BPS accredited.
To have GBC, students must have successfully completed a BPS accredited undergraduate degree. For more information about BPS accreditation and to check the accreditation status of a course that you have completed please click here.
Click here for information about conversion courses.
For applicants without GBC we would normally only admit those whose first degree has a substantial psychology component. Should you want to discuss your eligibility before applying, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The BPS does not accredit overseas institutions (apart from Chinese University of Hong Kong and University of Hong Kong) therefore students with an overseas degree in Psychology will need to apply for individual Graduate Membership of the BPS. International students can apply for individual recognition by the BPS here.
The course focuses on developing a student’s scientific understanding of the human mind, behaviour and experience, and of the complex interactions between these and the domain of sport and exercise. It has been designed to be flexible and relevant to the student’s individual needs and interests, with a strong emphasis on the application of theory to professional practice.
The School was the first to be awarded BPS postgraduate professional training accreditation for this MSc. Completion of this course will form part of a period of study required for registration as a Chartered Psychologist.
MSc: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
MSc: Please note the BPS does not accredit Diplomas. If you fail the MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology and gain a Diploma it will not be accredited
Have a look at this page for reasons to study for a postgraduate degree at Bangor University's School of Sport, Health & Exercise Sciences.
What will you study on this course?
Please click on the link below to see the modules for the current academic year.
Modules for the current academic year
Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the Sport and Exercise Psychology (BPS Accredited) Modules page.
Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.
International Year Zero: HSD GPA 2.0 OR SAT 1500+
International Year 1: HSD GPA 3.0 OR SAT 500+ each section OR ACTs 26+
Undergraduate Courses: HSD GPA 3.0 OR SAT 550+ each section OR ACTs 26+
Postgraduate Courses: Bachelor Degree GPA of 3.0. GRE not required
PhD/Research Course: Masters Degree
Note: Some courses may require higher entry requirements. Refer Individual Course page for details.
Applicants from USA need NOT provide additional evidence of English Language ability, if previous education was with English medium of instruction. Otherwise, an IELTS overall 6.0 with 5.5 in each component or equivalent is normally required (some courses may require a higher score).
At least a 2.2 honours degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent).
Students with a degree from a different academic area may also be considered. Working professionals with non-graduate qualifications will be assessed on an individual basis. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
EU and Overseas students, whose first language is not English, are required to take the standardised English Language test (IELTS) before starting the course. Students who achieve a score of 6.0 or above (no individual score below 5.5) are eligible for direct entry to the course. The University offers pre-sessional language courses before courses start through ELCOS for those that need additional support reaching the required level.
To graduate with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS), UK students must have successfully completed a BPS accredited undergraduate degree. For more information about BPS accreditation and to check the accreditation status of a course that you have completed please click here. Students with an overseas degree in Psychology will need to apply for individual Graduate Membership of the BPS if they wish to graduate with BPS GBC. International students can apply for individual recognition by the BPS here.
All the School’s postgraduate programmes are designed (with further training where appropriate) to enhance the career prospects of Sport, Health and Exercise Science graduates. Career destinations of Bangor postgraduates include: the Home Country Sports Institutes, National Governing Bodies, the Olympic Medical Institute, Professional sports teams and organisations, the fitness industry, the NHS (hospitals and Primary Care Trusts), Teaching and Education (after completing a Postgraduate Certificate of Education). Further postgraduate study (ie Doctoral research) is another vocational route.