M.Sc. Sport and Exercise Psychology

Brunel University

Application deadline: as early as possible
Tuition fee:
  • € 4,740 / Year (EEA)
  • € 14,334 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Credits: 180 ECTS
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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The MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology is intended for students who have completed a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited undergraduate degree in psychology and who wish to specialise in sport and exercise psychology, either as researchers or practitioners. This course accreditated by the BPS so constitutes Stage 1 of training towards accreditation as a Sport and Exercise Psychologist (registered with the Health Professions Council).

School of Sport and Education

The School enjoys 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.

Our students have varied backgrounds and interests - some are keen to gain knowledge about sports performance, others are keen to explore the links between sport and, for example, community, education, health, and politics. Sport is a hugely popular form of culture around the world and the academic study of sport has grown in popularity to meet the demands of the global sports industry. In parallel with these developments, sport sciences courses at Brunel are up-to-date, dynamic, and forward-looking. If you are interested in studying sport or forging a sport-related career, we welcome your application to study for a postgraduate degree at Brunel.

Contents

Subject to formal approval, modules will include:

* Research and Application in the Psychology of Sports Performance
* Social Processes in Sport and Exercise
* Individual Differences in Sport & Exercise
* Psychological Skills for Practitioners
* Professional Development or Performance Lifestyle
* Research Methods and Data Analysis
* Research Dissertation

Additional Information:

The new MSc Sport & Exercise Psychology will run in parallel with the existing MSc Sport Sciences (Sport Psychology) programme. Graduates of both programmes will be eligible for seeking accreditation through the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).

* BPS Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology
* BPS accredited psychology courses

Requirements

The normal entry requirement is an upper second class honours degree (2:1) in a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited Psychology course that confers Graduate Basis for Registration (GBR). Students who hold a good honours degree in a related discipline and who have successfully completed a BPS accredited conversion course (e.g. Graduate Diploma in Psychology) will also be considered. Where appropriate, an interview will take place.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

60 (Grade C)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 580
TOEFL iBT® test: 92

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Funding

The Brunel International Scholarship

The Brunel International Scholarship is an annual award scheme designed to promote talent and encourage excellence in scholars coming to Brunel from around the globe. For 2010/11, 35 awards of either £3,000 or £2,000 are available to both undergraduate and postgraduate students who have been offered a place on a full-time course at Brunel.

All applications must be submitted online before 26 May 2010.

Bursaries

Bursaries may be available from your School, and your course director once you have secured and accepted a place on a course for information on any funding opportunities.

* A limited number of part-scholarships of £1,500 are available for the MA programmes in Music and Drama. Details will be sent to candidates who have confirmed their intention to study at Brunel in the 2010/11 academic year.
* The Leaders of Tomorrow PhD Bursary in Human Centred Design is supported by a donation from Brunel graduate and philanthropist Peter Ilori. The bursary provides £5,000 of financial support towards the study fees of high-achieving graduates who wish to pursue a PhD in Human Centred Design. Selection is based on the quality of applicants´ PhD study proposal.

Extra-curricular scholarships

Extra-curricular scholarships do not cover living costs or tuition fees. They are available to both taught and research students.

A number of Music Awards to help cover music tuition costs are made each year to students who are not studying music performance as part of their academic course.

The Brunel Sports Scholarship helps elite performance athletes by supporting their academic study and sporting needs simultaneously.

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