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Sport Psychology

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

112

GCSEs in English language and maths at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Sport and exercise psychology

Psychology

Do you want to understand how thoughts, emotions and physiological responses can affect athletic performance?

Immerse yourself in an exciting and ever-expanding topic of research and practice when you choose to study Sport Psychology. We will teach you key concepts and theories specific to sport psychology and give you a comprehensive grounding in the core elements of mainstream psychology.

This approach will enable you to consider how key areas of psychology apply to all levels of sport, from grassroots football to Olympic competition as well as how we might increasingly come to understand the ‘human’ elements of sports participation.

You'll begin your studies with an introduction to the core domains of psychology including social, cognitive and developmental psychology, as well as focusing on the development of professional and research-related skills required within psychology practice. You will also get an introduction to key topics and theories relating to working with individual athletes and apply this content to ‘real-world’ scenarios within the sport psychology specific module.

As your studies progres, you will continue to develop your professional skills and breadth of psychological knowledge, focusing on the role of the sport psychologist, and the numerous duties and responsibilities that a sport psychologist might fulfil as part of their work.

In your final year, you’ll apply the skills and knowledge you have developed by critically examining the organisational contexts and factors which might influence a sport psychologist’s applied practice. Focusing on topics and themes from both organisational and cultural sport psychology, you’ll reflect on the diverse and unique range of individuals and organisational contexts that typify applied sport psychology practice.

Throughout your studies, you'll also get plenty of hands-on experience through the professional work placements and volunteering opportunities included within your degree.

**Professional placements**
Student placements are generally in school-based sports roles and professional sports organisations. Recent placement employers have included Badminton England, Leeds Rhinos, Sevilla FC (Spain), Rotherham United, the RAF and a wide range of primary and secondary schools.

**Career opportunities**
Your degree will prepare you for careers across a range of sporting sectors, but you will also develop transferable employability skills which can be applied to a variety of non-sporting organisations and sectors. Recent graduates are working at organisations ranging from St Helens RFC and the NHS, to businesses and marketing companies.

Modules

On this course you will study a selection of modules, which may include: Principles of Sport Psychology; Core Psychology; Professional Skills for Psychologists; Sport Psychology: Working with Stakeholders; Sport Psychology in Context; Qualitative Research Methods; Business Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Health Psychology; Health Behaviour Change in Context; Psychobiology of Stress and Illness.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£12,000
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leeds Trinity University

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.

65%
med
Sport and exercise psychology
57%
low
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

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

62%
Library resources
55%
IT resources
69%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
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
74%
Male students
26%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
E

Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
61%
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

49%
Library resources
71%
IT resources
56%
Course specific equipment and facilities
41%
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?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
17%
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.

£16,640
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
44%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
11%
Childcare and related personal services
11%
Other elementary services occupations

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.

£16,640
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
44%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
11%
Childcare and related personal services
11%
Other elementary services occupations

20 years ago, this was a specialist degree for would-be psychologists but now it is the model of a modern, flexible degree subject. One of the UK's fastest-growing subject at degree level, and the second most popular subject overall (it recently overtook business studies), one in 23 of all graduates last year had psychology degrees. As you'd expect with figures like that, jobs in psychology itself are incredibly competitive, so to stand a chance of securing one, you need to get a postgraduate qualification (probably a doctorate in most fields, especially clinical psychology) and some relevant work experience. But even though there are so many psychology graduates — far more than there are jobs in psychology, and over 13,800 in total last year — this degree has a lower unemployment rate than average because its grads are so flexible and well-regarded by business and other industries across the economy. Everywhere there are good jobs in the UK economy, you'll find psychology graduates - and it's hardly surprising as the course helps you gain a mix of good people skills and excellent number and data handling skills. A psychology degree ticks most employers' boxes — but we'd suggest you don't drop your maths modules.

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.

£18k

£18k

£20k

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£21k

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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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