What will I learn?


  • Complete Stage 1 of BPS chartership and HCPC registered practitioner status
  • Develop your skills of analysis and practice
  • Participate in an active and supportive research department
  • Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)

MSc Applied Sport Psychology provides you with the opportunity to extend your theoretical understanding of sport and exercise psychology in a supportive environment. This programme draws on the strengths of a sport and exercise psychology team, who are actively conducting their own research, to provide you with an academic programme that supports your career aspirations of working as a sport and exercise psychologist. It enables you to become an evidence-based practitioner who is an active problem-solver, providing the best psychological solutions to the challenges you encounter.

The course has been developed for individuals who possess Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). The programme is accredited by the BPS, and therefore provides the first stage in a training process towards becoming a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist.

The course encourages you to actively participate, engage in independent study, and develop a passion for the subject and the process of learning. You draw on your own experiences in a variety of ways throughout the programme, and improve your skills in both critical self-reflection and the ability to share these reflections with others.


MSc Applied Sport Psychology is the first step (Stage 1) in gaining Chartered Psychologist status with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Registered Practitioner status with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). MSc Applied Sport Psychology students can progress to Stage 2 of training in Sport and Exercise Psychology which is also offered by the Department of Sport and Exercise at the University of Winchester.

Which department am I in?

Department of Sport, Exercise and Health

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£13,800.00 (US$ 18,994) per year
Additional cost applicable.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022


University of Winchester

Sparkford Road,



SO22 4NR, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need a Bachelors degree when awarded by a regionally accredited institution with a general GPA of 2.8 or above, depending on the course. Applicants without a first degree but with five to seven years relevant work experience may also be considered on an individual basis for some Masters programmes.

For international students

Normally a first or second-class Honours degree or professional experience in the area of study. If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing?. TOEFL iBT with a score of 60 overall including at least 18 in the writing element.

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