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Year of entry:

Single

Honours

C814

UCAS code

1 year (foundation)
+ 3 years (degree)

Attendance

72-48

UCAS points
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Yes

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Claire McLoughlin
Claire McLoughlin

Senior Lecturer - Sport Rehabilitation

claire.mcloughlin@stmarys.ac.uk
020 8240 4836

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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.

Apply to study Sport Psychology (with a Foundation Year) in 2019: Apply through Clearing today.

Why study Sport Psychology (with a Foundation Year) ?

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.

 

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.

About the Foundation Year

Our four-year degree programmes (including a foundation year) provide an alternative route to undergraduate study at university if you do not have the grades to access higher education in the traditional way.

On successful completion of the Psychology Foundation Year pathway you will progress on to the three-year undergraduate degree in Sport Psychology.

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 (with a Foundation Year) is subject to validation.

Course content

On successful completion of the foundation year you will be automatically enrolled on to the first year of the undergradaute degree.



Foundation year

  • Investigating Psychology 
  • Performing Identities 
  • Personal Learning Competencies 
  • Taking a Professional Approach 
  • The Individual Project 
  • Thinking Critically, Creatively and Ethically 

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 claire.mcloughlin@stmarys.ac.uk.

Further information

UCAS Application Timeline