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Sport & Exercise Psychology

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-B,B,C

Please note, the above represents an example of how you can achieve the required number of tariff points, however you can also achieve this with other combinations. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30,P:0

Please note, the above represents an example of how you can achieve the required number of tariff points, however you can also achieve this with other combinations.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3

A minimum of five subjects at Grade H1-H3 will be required.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

UCAS Tariff

104-112

No specific subjects are required. GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent) is required.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Sport and exercise psychology

Psychology is increasingly used by elite athletes in pursuit of the marginal gains that will propel them over the winning line. However, winning isn’t everything, so research also focuses on how psychology can promote engagement and motivation in non-elite physical activity. This degree, accredited by the British Psychological Society, is an innovative collaboration between the departments of Psychology and Sport and Physical Activity. It explores the science of mind and behaviour, equipping you with an understanding of the principles of psychology, including cognitive, developmental, physiological and social psychology. You will explore how psychological science explains performance and engagement in sport and exercise and discover how this can be used to help develop athletes and promote physical activity. You will study what motivates athletes and exercisers, how to support and develop elite sport performers, and the influence of exercise on psychological wellbeing.

Modules

Please visit our website for information on available modules.

Assessment methods

Most modules are assessed through a mixture of examination and coursework, although some are assessed solely by coursework. Assignments may be traditional essays and literature reviews, research project reports, case studies and oral presentations. In Year 3, you will complete your dissertation project.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Ormskirk (Main Campus)

Department:

Psychology

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

100%
high
Sport and exercise psychology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Applied psychology

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

100%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
90%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
68%
Male students
32%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
31%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Psychology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,500
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
46%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Childcare and related personal services

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Psychology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£14k

£14k

£20k

£20k

£18k

£18k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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