About This Course
Are you thinking of becoming a sport and exercise Psychologist?
If so, then this is the course for you!
You’ll learn about what sport and exercise psychologists do, how they do it, and why. You’ll also learn about what motivates sport performers and exercisers, and will do novel and ground-breaking research that enhances what we know about the psychological factors related to exercise and sport.
Learn from the best!
You’ll be taught by chartered psychologists from the forefront of the discipline. School staff have worked, and currently do work with numerous Olympic Sports, professional sport, the military and the NHS. In addition, the school currently houses the largest concentration of performance focused psychology researchers anywhere in the world.
Where to from here? Routes to employment
- The British Psychological Society (BPS) accredits the course. It provides you with the opportunity to gain graduate basis for chartered membership (or GBC) which is essential for starting any career in psychology
- After completing the course you will be eligible to apply to the BPS for GBC. This is the first stage on the road to becoming a chartered psychologist or a Health Care professions Council registered practitioner psychologist
- Other likely positions of employment together with employment opportunities and skills developed on the course:
- All avenues of psychology professions
- Sport and exercise Scientist
- Psychology Assistant
- Managerial positions
- Working in Health promotion or health behaviour
Why choose Bangor University for this course?
- 5thfor course satisfaction - Guardian Good University Guide 2020
- Our Institute for the Psychology of Elite Performance (IPEP) is internationally renowned for its work.
- Ranked 5th in the UK for Research Quality – Complete University Guide 2020
- 2nd in the UK for Value Added demonstrating our ability to help each student achieve their best possible outcome – GGUG 2020
- Staff regularly provide sport psychology and leadership expertise to national teams such as British Gymnastics, GB Telemark Ski Team, the England and Wales Cricket Board; National Governing Bodies such as UK Sport and the Sports Council for Wales (Sport Wales); and organisations such as the Ministry of Defense, Lloyds TSB, Ericsson.
- Students have access facilities to enable computer based testing of psychological processes, and bespoke systems and experiments for Final Year student projects can be designed, written or adapted by our experienced computer programmer.
Students will typically have one or two hours of lectures per week for each module as well as laboratory time, seminars and tutorials. This direct contact time will be tied with student-centred learning such as reading, writing essays and reports, gathering information and data, working on group projects and preparing verbal and poster presentations. These form the basis of your assessment, along with examinations, case studies and critiques of research.
25% of students’ time is spent in lectures, seminars and lab practicals. We keep our lectures, seminars and lab class sizes small:
• Lectures: 30-150
• Seminars: approx. 12
• Laboratory practicals: approx. 25
This means that our students have closer contact with lecturers and tutors, and all our students have access to regular one-to-one meetings with staff.
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 Modules page.
Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.
Project: Printing of posters = £20 (if submitted before deadline) or £28 (if submitted late).
Students will also need to purchase a memory stick or compact disc to store their project data for submission.
Necessarily Incurred Costs:
Project: Students may choose to travel to collect data for their projects.
Students may choose to complete a project with costs (e.g. lab consumables). The first £50 is paid for by the School. Any additional costs will be met by the student.
Students may choose to work with vulnerable participants requiring them to complete a DBS check (£44).
Graduation Tea is free of charge to all graduates but additional tickets may be purchased for friends and family at £10 per head.
Optional extra-curricular courses, e.g. Gym Instructors Course approx. £500; First Aid Course approx. £30-£100; National Governing Body Award qualifications at £100-£500 per course.
We do not require students to submit a bound copy of their dissertation.
General University Costs
Home (UK) students
- The cost of a full-time undergraduate course is £9,000 per year (2021/22 entry).
- More information on fees and finance for Home (UK) students.
International (including EU) students
There are also some common additional costs that are likely to arise for students on all courses, for example:
- If you choose to study abroad or take the International Experience Year as part of your course.
- If you attend your Graduation Ceremony, there will be a cost for gown hire (£25-£75) and cost for additional guest tickets (c.£12 each).
Course-specific additional costs
Depending on the course you are studying, there may be additional course-specific costs that you will be required to meet. These fall into three categories:
- Mandatory Costs: these are related to a particular core or compulsory module that you’ll be required to complete to achieve your qualification e.g. compulsory field trips, uniforms for students on placement, DBS Check.
- Necessarily Incurred Costs: these may not be experienced by all students, and will vary depending on the course e.g. professional body membership, travel to placements, specialist software, personal safety equipment.
- Optional Costs: these depend on your choice of modules or activity and they are shown to give you an indication of the optional costs that may arise to make sure your choice is as informed as possible. These can include graduation events for your course, optional field trips, Welcome Week trips.
For 2021 entry:
Offers are tariff based, 80 - 128 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:
- A Levels
- BTEC National Extended Diploma (1080) and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: MMP - DDM
- International Baccalaureate Diploma
- Access to Higher Education Diploma
- Sports Leaders UK: Higher Sports Leadership qualifications
- Welsh Baccalaureate
- Extended Project Qualification
- General Studies not accepted.
International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements). More information here.
We also welcome applications from mature applicants.
*For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com
General University Requirements
To study for a degree, you’ll be asked for a minimum of UCAS Tariff points. For a fuller explanation of the UCAS Tariff Points, please see www.ucas.com.
We accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds and consider each application individually.
All students need to have good basic skills and the University also values IT and communication skills.
As part of the University’s policy we consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as all other students.
We also consider applications from mature students who can demonstrate the motivation and commitment to study a university programme. Each year we enrol a significant number of mature students. For more information about studying as a mature student, see our Studying at Bangor section of the website.
EU and International Students' Entry Requirements
For detailed guidance on the entry requirements for EU and International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages. International applicants can also visit the International Education Centre section of our website for further details.
Bangor University offers International Incorporated Bachelor Degrees for International students whose High School qualification is not equivalent to the UK school leaving qualification. The first year (or Year 0) is studied at Bangor University International College, an embedded College on our University campus and delivered by Oxford International Education Group.
The BSc degree course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) to provide students with Graduate Basis for Chartered membership of the Society, the necessary first step in a career as a psychologist in the UK. It also provides excellent preparation for careers in sport science and the sport, fitness and health industries. Please note: if you wish to follow a British Psychological Society accredited programme of study to Masters Level, you will need to apply to the BSc degree and then follow an accredited MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology programme.
Opportunities at Bangor
The University’s Skills and Employability Service provides a wide range of resources to help you achieve your graduate ambitions.
The Bangor Employability Award (BEA)
With the BEA, you can gain recognition for your extra-curricular activities (e.g. volunteering, clubs and societies, part-time work, etc.)
Bangor University runs a paid internship scheme within the university’s academic and service departments.
Volunteering widens your experience and improves your employability. Find out more about the volunteering on the Students’ Union’s website.