MSc in Applied Sport Psychology

St Mary's University, Twickenham

Program Description

MSc in Applied Sport Psychology

St Mary's University, Twickenham

MSc in Applied Sport Psychology

  • MSc in Applied Sport Psychology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Sport Psychology
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Sport Psychology

Within the field of Applied Sport Psychology, there is an increasing demand for professional accreditation through the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), and/or the British Psychological Society (BPS) chartered status. This vocationally oriented demand is apparent within job profile details for positions within the employment sector that are requiring either BASES accreditation and/or BPS chartered status.

With this in mind, the MSc / PG Diploma / PG Certificate programme will provide a qualification aimed specifically at enhancing students’ knowledge base and vocationally essential applied skills. The programme enables those wishing to pursue a career in Sport Psychology to be optimally prepared for a further two or three-year postgraduate supervised training (named Supervised Experience within BASES or Stage 2 training within the BPS). This supervised training, if successfully completed, can result in professional qualifications i.e. BASES accreditation or BPS chartered status.

Programme Content

All modules have a credit value of 20, except for the research project which has a credit value of 60. All modules are assessed by a variety of both written and oral forms of assessment. In order to qualify for the Certificate, students will be required to achieve 60 credits and for the Diploma 120 credits. For the degree of Master of Science, students will be required to achieve 180 credits, 60 of which will be the Research project.

Research Project

The module aims to provide students with the requisite knowledge and skills to plan, design and conduct an original high quality research study independently and communicate the findings to others.

Career Prospects

The MSc / PG Diploma / PG Certificate programme is suitable for individuals wishing to pursue a career in applied sport psychology. The programme has been designed around a range of specialist modules to develop core knowledge and applied skills in the area of sport psychology.

The programme ensures that students will be enabled to gain professional skills related to both interpersonal communication, rapport development and working in a one to one consultancy situation as well as working with groups, teams and coaches. The programme also incorporates the application of knowledge specifically related to the acquisition and control of motor skills. Individuals can study on either a full-time or part-time basis.


The programme starts in September but students may apply at any time of year. Applications must be received by August 31st.

The application procedure consists of the following:

  • Submission of an application form with CV if appropriate.
  • Provision of two references, at least one of whom must be able to confirm undergraduate or related study. Both references need to be included with the application form.
  • Attendance at an interview, if called by the School.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated August 1, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
11,750 GBP
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom London, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 - 2 years
Price 11,750 GBP