Sport and Exercise Psychology (BPS Accredited) MSc

Overview

Course facts

  • Name: Sport and Exercise Psychology (BPS Accredited)
  • Qualification: 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
  • Duration: MSc: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

BPS AccreditedThe 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 mscsport@bangor.ac.uk.

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.

Professional Accreditation

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.

Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.

Course Content

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.

Entry Requirements

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 sport@bangor.ac.uk 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.

International Students

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

Ask the IEC for assistance...

If you want advice or a general chat about what’s available contact the International Education Centre on +44 (0) 1248 382028 or email international@bangor.ac.uk

Apply

How to Apply

Home/EU students

Home/EU students: apply online yourself with the help of our Guidance Notes on online application for Home/EU students. We strongly recommend you read these before you start to apply online.

Apply online

Once you have read the Guidance Notes you should apply using our Online Application form.

Need help applying? Home/EU students please contact:

Postgraduate Admissions: postgraduate@bangor.ac.uk or write to:

Admissions Office
Bangor University
Gwynedd
LL57 2TF

Telephone: +44 (0)1248 383717.

International students

  • Agents: if you are an agent applying on behalf of the student, then you can Apply here. For further guidance click here

Need help applying? International students please contact:

International Education Office: international@bangor.ac.uk or write to

International Education Centre
Bangor University
Gwynedd
LL57 2DG

Telephone: +44 (0) 1248 382028

When to apply

The University will accept applications throughout the year, but we would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June to ensure that you have time to make any funding and/or accommodation arrangements, and for documents such as transcripts and references to be obtained if not submitted with the application. This will also give you more time to meet any conditions we may potentially attach to an offer.

Careers and Employability

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.

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