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What will I learn?

About this course

Complete a BPS-accredited Masters in Sport Psychology at LJMU under the guidance of world-leading academic staff who carry out internationally recognised research.

  • Study on this British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited programme for applicants with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC)
  • Gain a Stage 1 qualification for entry to Stage 2 training, including LJMU’s Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Benefit from high levels of academic and pastoral support and access to world-class facilities in the award-winning Tom Reilly Building
  • Look forward to excellent vocational opportunities, including a professional practice placement in a sport or exercise setting

The School of Sport and Exercise Science has been delivering this programme for over 20 years, yet we keep our course design current so that you can apply the most relevant theory within your practice. We have a strong ethos of theory and applied knowledge, and it is this learning practice that we instill in our postgraduates – a style of knowledge transfer that no other BPS accredited course offers.

The programme philosophy seeks to critically engage you with a broad spectrum of Sport Psychology perspectives, drawing on a range of research and applied methodologies. Founded on an academically rigorous knowledge base, studies focus on the impact that research and psychological theory has on applied practice.

Our academic team members have been selected for their specialist expertise, and you will be taught by these experts in performance enhancement. As a postgraduate you will experience a rich and highly relevant education and be able to grow as a research academic in this elite environment of thought-leaders from the field of Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Our commitment to your ability to support the performance of sportspeople remains our primary focus. You will develop consultancy skills, and the knowledge to counsel sportsmen and women. The results of your work, and the effect it will have on an athlete’s physical and conscious development, will become one of your key outcomes.

Assessment

How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

The programme is designed to train sports psychologists in how to successfully improve performance, the mind/body connection and the wellbeing of elite sportspersons. Assessment methods for this course include: essays, oral presentations, consultancy reports, a research proposal and ethics application, research papers and a viva.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£16,100.00 (US$ 22,160) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool

Student Recruitment and Admissions,

Exchange Station Tithebarn Street,

LIVERPOOL,

L2 2QP, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants require a four-year bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA: 2.5/4.0 (equivalent to 2:2) or 3.0/4.0 (equivalent to 2:1). IELTS 6.0 Overall with 5.5 in each component.

For international students

You will need: a minimum 2:1 honours degree in Sport Psychology, Psychology or a related combined award; Graduate Basis for Certified Membership (GBC) - only for the BPS accredited award. Additional Information: Applications from students with alternative qualifications: you are not eligible for the BPS accredited Stage 1 award, so cannot complete BPS Stage 2 training to become a HCPC Registered Sport Psychologist or have access to Chartered Membership of the Society Applicants for the non-BPS accredited MSc Sport Psychology award would normally be expected to have the same level of honours degree in a related discipline e.g. Sport Science, where significant evidence of sport psychology study can be demonstrated; IELTS score 6.5; RPL is accepted on this programme; International students applying to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. International students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part-time.

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

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