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Sport & Exercise Psychology

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

112

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Sport and exercise psychology

**Overview**

Sport and Exercise Psychology equips you with the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills associated with the study of the ‘mind-body interaction’ in sport. The course has been developed to give you an understanding of the role of psychology within sport and exercise, across both team and individual sports and at different levels of competition and participation.

At Worcester our courses have been designed to develop you as the psychologist of the future. From innovative and career-focussed assessments to understanding the challenges global societies will face in the future, your course will equip you with the skills and aptitude to make a difference.

Whatever your course (business, clinical, counselling, forensic, psychology or sport and exercise psychology), you will be taught by specialist practitioners whose work is underpinned by contemporary research. All courses are also accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), putting you in a great position when you’re starting your career.

**Key features**

- You will experience a range of teaching environments including the Sport Psychology laboratory, lecture theatre, fitness suite, sports centre and sports field

- A welcoming, professional community of students and lecturers, including the Worcester Psychology Society, with guest speakers, group trips, social nights and a peer mentoring scheme

- A personalised learning journey; choice of modules, skills development and personal and academic tutoring based as much on your career as your studies

- Modules and assessments designed with an emphasis on experiential learning which will help you be an active and passionate learner and to understand the challenges global societies will face tomorrow and how psychology plays a role in addressing these

- ‘Assessments for life’ designed to reflect the key skills that employers of psychology graduates value helping to increase your employability prospects and making you prepared for today, tomorrow and beyond

- Innovative and cutting-edge modules delivered by practitioners working in their specialist fields through research inspired and practitioner-based teaching

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**Learn more about the course at our Open Days**

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Find out more and book your place at www.worcester.ac.uk/open-days

**Why the University of Worcester?**

The University of Worcester is a close-knit and high-achieving community where students are supported to succeed at every level.

The University is a truly inclusive place where every person counts as an individual. From designing imaginative facilities to providing practical support and tailored learning, we strive to help people of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve their own rich potential. We work hard to break down barriers and provide opportunities for all.

**Recent Worcester achievements**

- University of the Year - Finalist - 2019 Times Higher Education Awards and UK Social Mobility Awards

- 1st for Quality Education - 2019 Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings

- Outstanding Support for Students - Finalist - 2019 Times Higher Education Awards

- Top 10 for Student Satisfaction - 2019 National Student Survey

- Top 10 for Sustained Employment - Longitudinal Educational Outcomes survey (2017)

Modules

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Assessment methods

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Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Worcester

Department:

School of 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.

78%
med
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

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
68%
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

78%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
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?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
53%
Male students
47%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
E

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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
43%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

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

£22k

£22k

£23k

£23k

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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Lower entry requirements
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