About the Course
This course runs in parallel with our MSc Sport, Health & Exercise Sciences (Sport Psychology) course and focuses on the application of psychology in the sport and exercise domain.
The course is aimed at students who hold or plan to obtain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and who wish to specialise in sport and exercise psychology, either as researchers or Health and Care Professions Council registered practitioners.
- You will be provided with a coherent programme of study, consistent with the BPS accreditation criteria, that prepares you for Stage 2 of training to become a sport and exercise psychologist.
- You will extend your knowledge and understanding in the field of sport and exercise psychology.
- You will encounter a range of learning experiences designed to enhance critical analysis and independence of thought.
- You will be given grounding in research methods and data analysis that prepares you for higher research-related degrees (e.g. PhD).
Highly relevant curriculum: The course content aligns with the BPS regulations and capitalises on the extensive research and consultancy expertise of the teaching team.
Teaching excellence: The Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences enjoy a prominent position within the University, building upon traditions that stem from Borough Road College – the oldest teacher-training college in the British Commonwealth. We have a long-standing reputation for excellence in teaching and an impressive record of research and publication which consistently attracts high-calibre students, including high level sportsmen and sportswomen who successfully combine study with training and competition.
Prestigious placements: Many of our graduates have secured outstanding work-experience placements after completing their course, including work with Fulham FC, Southampton FC, Wickham Wanderers FC, Sutton Tennis Academy, West Indies Cricket Board, the IMG Bollettieri Tennis Academy, and Chelsea FC Academy.
Quality sports facilities: Brunel University offers state-of the-art indoor and outdoor sports facilities including an international standard 400 metre, 6-lane track with full field event facilities and a Sports Hall housing an climbing wall and pump room – rated in the top 10 in the country by the British Mountaineering Council.
This course is fully accredited by the BPS; therefore, students who successfully complete the course will have passed Stage 1 of training for becoming a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist.
- The minimum entry requirement is an upper second class Honours degree (2:1) in Psychology or Sport and Exercise Sciences. Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS) is no longer required before taking this course; however, students wishing to enrol on Stage 2 practitioner training must have GBC either by virtue of their undergraduate degree or successfully completing a BPS-accredited conversion course.
- Students who hold a good Honours degree in an unrelated subject who have successfully completed a BPS-accredited conversion course (e.g. Graduate Diploma in Psychology) are also eligible to apply.
Note: In the UK, GBC is attained either by completing a BPS-accredited undergraduate degree in psychology (minimum lower 2nd class Honours) or by completing a BPS-accredited conversion course. If you have completed a degree in Psychology outside of the UK the BPS will consider applications for GBC on an individual basis. The Society will consider whether you hold a degree from a recognised university or comparable institution and if it is of an equivalent standard to a British bachelors degree at a minimum lower 2nd class Honours level (in addition whether your degree includes at least 50 per cent psychology).
Applicants may be required to attend a telephone interview.
Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.
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Last updated February 1, 2016