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.
- Accredited by the British Psychological Society.
- Excellent sports facilities and laboratories.
- Small class sizes create a community environment.
- Rose 42 places in 2023 Complete University Guide
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 human experience and their engagement with sport through a consideration of the mind, behaviour, emotion, and social and developmental processes.
Why St Mary's?
Our BSc Sport Psychology programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society. 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.
You will also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement during your degree in the local or wider London area. Previous students have been placed with mental health charities, in schools and within sport coaching.
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 Sport Psychology undergraduate degree.
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Dr Emily Martin
Course Lead - Sport Psychology