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What will I learn?

Course Summary

In this course, you will use psychological principles to promote exercise participation and motivation among the general population. You'll work with individuals to plan exercise regimes. Also explore how to help athletes achieve optimal mental health to improve performance whilst investigating how motivations, beliefs and emotions influence behaviours. Apply theories to ensure athletes are psychologically prepared for the demands of competition and training, as well as the emotional consequences of sustaining an injury. The focus is on developing research expertise, with a project conducted over the entire year of study. The aim is to develop and submit work of publishable quality. Current practical, technical and research skills are embedded in the course to reflect the needs of sport-related careers and industry. You'll learn a strong complement of applied and research skills, balanced with how to communicate key information to relevant sport industry partners. This Sport and Exercise Psychology Masters is a great stepping stone to a PhD if your career goals are more aligned to academia.

Careers and employability

Graduates of the MRes have pursued careers in: sports marketing and management, sports injury and rehabilitation, sport psychology research, Employers have included Manchester United FC, Northumbria University, Institute of Youth Sport, Kings College and English Institute of Sport. This Sport and Exercise Psychology postgraduate degree can provide a platform for students who are considering a PhD, and want to gain further experience and relevant qualifications before committing to a research degree.

Which department am I in?

Sports Science

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£15,100.00 (US$ 19,671) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2021

Venue

Clifton Campus

Nottingham Trent University,

Clifton Lane,

Nottingham,

NG11 8NS, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who hold a Bachelors degree from a recognised institution with a grade point average of 3.2 (2.1) and 2.8 (2.2) are considered for entry to masters degree. IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

For international students

Students will need: UK honours degree (minimum 2.1) in a sport science related subject including biology, biochemistry or psychology. Students with relevant employment experience or other relevant qualifications will also be considered. Students will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About this uni

Nottingham Trent University was awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework, and 89% of students are highly satisfied with their experience.

  • ‘University of the Year’ - Times Higher Education Awards 2017
  • Investment of over GBP 420 million across its campuses
  • 24-hour security in all University buildings
  • High employment rates - 96% students find job within 6 months