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Sport Psychology BSc (Hons)

Start date

September

UCAS code

C813

Duration

3 years

UCAS points

120 - 104

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Understand how behaviour, developmental processes, and the mind affect sports performance with our Sport Psychology degree

Improve athletic performance and well-being by getting to know the human experience with our Sport Psychology degree. Under a scientific lens, you will explore key factors affecting sports performance, such as:

  • anxiety
  • self-confidence
  • motivation
  • concentration
  • sport injuries.

Our Sport Psychology BSc is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). You will be eligible for the Graduate Membership with the BPS by successfully completing this course.

World-class sports facilities

With our Sport Psychology course, you will get access to our world-class sports facilities, including our gymnasium, training pitches, and the Sir Mo Farah Athletics Track.

A close-knit community

We are smaller than many other universities. This allows the psychology department to foster a close-knit community of students and staff. Our student, Ashika, explains that our “lecturers are really friendly. You can ask them anything”.

Work placements: build professional experience

You may also undertake a paid work placement in the local or wider London area during your Sport Psychology degree.

Previous students have worked within:

  • mental health charities
  • schools
  • sports coaching.

Please note: this course is subject to revalidation.

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Course Lead - Sport Psychology

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Course content

Modules

The modules listed below are the modules that were available to students in the 2023/24 academic year and are illustrative of what may be offered for 2024/25. 

Please note: it is possible that a module listed on the website will not be able to run due to reasons beyond our control. For more information please refer to our course information disclaimer.

Entry requirements

We will make you an offer if you are within the tariff band range and you meet subject-specific requirements (where applicable).

For undergraduate programmes we will take into account subjects studied at Level 3, your GCSEs (or equivalent) profile, relevant non-academic achievements outlined in your personal statement, references, and your motivation for study.

120 - 104

UCAS points

GCSE

A GCSE grade 4/C in Mathematics (or equivalent) is required.

We offer GCSE equivalency tests for those who need to improve their GCSE grades.

International requirements

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. 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).

UCAS Personal statement support

Create your UCAS personal statement through our online builder and we'll email you a copy of your completed version at the end.

Further Information

For more information about entry requirements please email apply@stmarys.ac.uk.

How many UCAS points my grades are worth

A levels

  • A*

    56 pts

  • A

    48 pts

  • B

    40 pts

  • C

    32 pts

  • D

    24 pts

  • E

    16 pts

My qualification isn't listed:

If you can't find your qualification in this list please check the full list of UCAS tariff tables.

Fees & funding

*Please note: these fees are annual and may increase in line with inflation each year subject to the Government's review of Higher Education Funding.

Information about tuition fees, student loans, and funding your studies can be found within our fees and funding section.

Additional costs

Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your programme.

Additional costs could be incurred depending on optional modules chosen and other projects undertaken.

For further information about additional costs please see our additional costs webpage

Scholarships

Find out more about our range of scholarships and bursaries available to undergraduate students .

Living costs

A guide to your living costs has been created by our Student Funding Team.

Accommodation costs vary depending on whether you opt for an en suite room and on-site catering. Take a look at our accommodation options and the prices you can expect to pay.

How the degree is taught

Contact time - 43%

Independent study - 57%

*Contact time includes 25% of guided learning

Teaching methods

You'll be taught on our beautiful and historic campus located in Twickenham, London.

Our aim is to help you develop as an independent thinker, able to work individually and in a team, and capable of managing your workload. Innovative teaching methods are delivered within settings such as lectures and seminars. You will also engage in workshops and practical tasks that develop your research skills.

Lecture sizes can range from 30 to 80 students, dependent on the modules chosen. Seminars usually have a maximum of 25 students.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed through a variety of teaching methods including examinations, presentations, practical workshops, reports and case studies

Feedback

We adhere to the university’s policy of providing feedback on assessments within 15 working days.

Career opportunities

With our Sport Psychology BSc, you will develop essential transferrable skills, such as adaptability, communication, and collaboration.

Please contact our Career Services at careers@stmarys.ac.uk for further information on jobs and postgraduate opportunities.

Some examples of job roles and areas of work for graduates of Sport Psychology BSc (Hons) include:

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What our students say about this course...

Coming here for the first time I had apprehensions, I was worried, but not for long. The people here are really amazing and I feel at home.
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Ashika

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