Sport psychology is an exciting and ever-expanding topic of research and academic study, which looks at how athletic performance can be affected by thoughts, emotions and physiological responses.
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This course introduces you to the core areas of psychology and considers their application within the sporting world, from grassroots football to Olympic level competition.
Students on this course will be taught by experienced lecturers and practitioners, in modern facilities and specialist laboratories, investigating contemporary issues including: why some athletes ‘choke’ when under pressure, how arousal and anxiety can impact upon performance, and whether international athletes are born or made.
The course is developed with an individual’s future career in mind, and will allow students to gain an insight in to what it is like to work with clients as an aspiring sport psychologist. Additionally, students can also develop a range of transferable skills through a variety of teaching and assessment methods, complemented by professional work placements during years one and two.
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On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:
Other requirements: For the old GCSE system we require grade C or above and for the new GCSE grading system we will accept grade 4 or higher in both English Language and Maths.
Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2017-18. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years. Tuition fees for 2018-19 will be set in summer 2017. Find out more
Tuition fees cost £11,250 per year for this course starting in 2017-18. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. Tuition fees for 2018-19 will be set in summer 2017. Find out more
As Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Sport Psychology, I work hard to ensure that I support students as much as possible throughout every stage of their academic journey. In addition to teaching on the core sport psychology modules across all three years of the programme, I also arrange regular informal programme meetings involving staff and students.
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Studying Sport Psychology allows students to develop their understanding of the cognitive, emotional and physical factors which can ultimately benefit or hinder athletic performance. Anyone who has an interest in sport (from grassroots football through to Olympic level competition) and the way people think, will find this course interesting and intellectually stimulating.
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My placements were a great way to learn about the real-world application of my studies and helped me get a place on a prestigious postgraduate degree programme.
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Whilst studying a degree in sport psychology enables students to consider the possibility of further study at postgraduate level, professional training, or employment across a range of sporting industry sectors, the modules also focus on the development of transferable employability skills which can be applied across a wide range of non-sporting industry sectors.
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