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Year of entry:

Single

Honours

C813

UCAS code

3 Years

Attendance

120-104

UCAS points
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120-104

UCAS points
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Dr Jade Salim
Dr Jade Salim

Lecturer - Sport Science and Sport Psychology

jade.salim@stmarys.ac.uk
020 8240 4276

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A Sport Psychology degree provides you with the understanding to optimise athletic performance and well-being by studying the psychology behind sport. You will explore key factors affecting sports performance, such as anxiety, self-confidence, motivation, stress, coping, concentration and sport injury.

Sport Psychology is also available as an undergraduate degree with a foundation year.

Why study Sport Psychology?

We will teach you the key concepts and theories of Sport Psychology, as well as giving you a comprehensive grounding in all core areas of psychology.

This course will provide you with a strong scientific understanding of the mind, brain, behaviour and experience and the complex interactions between these elements.

This interdisciplinary approach prepares you for work as a practitioner at all levels of sport from grassroots to Olympic level.

Why St Mary's?

Our BSc Sport Psychology programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (subject to approval). Graduation through the accredited route means that you will be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society.

Our programme contains research informed teaching delivered by lecturers who are able to draw on their own research and expertise. You will also learn key transferable skills, enabling you to apply knowledge and undertake your own supervised research, exploring the impact of Sport Psychology across different contexts.

With a smaller size year group than other universities, we are able to create a community environment where students are provided with support by staff and fellow students.

Key facts

  • Accredited by the British Psychological Society (subject to approval)
  • Excellent sports facilities and laboratories
  • Taught on our historic Strawberry Hill campus with direct access to Central London via public transport
Please note: Sport Psychology is subject to validation.

Course content



Year one

  • Basic Biomechanics 
  • Introduction to Cognitive and Biological Psychology 
  • Introduction to Social and Developmental Psychology 
  • Introduction to Sport Psychology and Skill Acquisition 
  • Physiology of Exercise 
  • Research Methods and Statistics 1 

Year two

  • Biomechanics of Sport 
  • Physiology of Training 
  • Qualitative Research Methods 
  • Quantitative Research Methods 
  • Skill Acquisition One 
  • Social Psychology of Sport 

Year three

  • Applied Child Psychology 
  • Applied Sport Psychology 
  • Environmental Physiology 
  • Experimental Biomechanics 
  • Independent Research Project 
  • Psychology of Attention 
Please refer to the programme specification document for a summary of the programme.

Career opportunities

Students can undertake further study in education, research or occupational fields, subsequent to them being awarded Graduate Basis for Registration with the British Psychological Society.

The knowledge and skills acquired during the degree are very marketable and can enhance job prospects in almost any career option

How the degree is taught

Teaching methods

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.

Assessment methods

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

Facilities

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Fees and funding

2020/21 fees

  • Home/EU: coming soon
  • International: coming soon

2019/20 fees

  • Home/EU: £9,250*
  • International: £11,750
* Please note: These fees are annual and may increase in line with inflation each year subject to the Governments review of Higher Education Funding.

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

The UK Government has confirmed that EU applicants starting in 2019 or 2020 remain eligible for 'home fee status' and can access financial support.

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 contact jade.salim@stmarys.ac.uk.

Further information

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