Applied Sport And Exercise Sciences (Sport Psychology) MSc

This course is in clearing with spaces available


Course options

Select year


  • MSc Applied Sport And Exercise Sciences (Sport Psychology), home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 1 year
    • Pound 10320 per year
  • MSc Applied Sport And Exercise Sciences (Sport Psychology), home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • Pound 1720 per 30 credit module
  • MSc Applied Sport And Exercise Sciences (Sport Psychology), international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 1 year
    • Pound 15960 per year

Course modules

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

Your future career

You can choose to use the skill set that you develop within sport psychology in a number of ways.  Some students have gone on to pursue external governing body recognition as sport psychologists while others have used the skills to enhance other career options, e.g. one former British student was a tennis coach who got a position at an NCAA D1 university as head coach immediately on graduation.

You will develop your skills and knowledge in a directly applied context, further supported by industry experience through the placement module. This will ensure that you are 'employment ready' in your knowledge, skills and experience. The strong industry experience and contacts of our staff team also mean that you will be well-connected to potential jobs as they arise.

In addition, you will be encouraged to make full use of the range of employability resources available through the Careers Centre and LinkedIn Learning.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

Ann Wild smiling with a student
The teaching throughout my time at UEL was excellent. We were a small cohort that made the experience even better. Taught by an engaging, strong and inspiring academic team that brought in celebrity external speakers to offer a rich breadth of experiences and knowledge, we were introduced to potential research opportunities on a domestic and international level."
Ann Wild OBE, MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Science Graduate, Sports Consultant, former Paralympic Basketball Player

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, and further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting-edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

Our dedicated and award-winning team provide you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Online jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work.
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you’ve mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

Our Mental Wealth programme

We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship support 
  • We are ranked 6th for graduate start-ups 
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations 
  • Support in starting a new business, freelancing and self-employment 
  • London on our doorstep

What you'll learn

You will learn the theoretical underpinning of sport psychology practice before going on to consider how this is implemented, first in a classroom environment and then in a real sports setting. We look at current topics from a theoretical perspective and then look at how a sport psychologist may apply this within a real-world setting. All of the aspects covered within the theory module can be applied later. An example would be the importance of the coach-athlete relationship something that comes up time and again within the applied sport psychology world.

The research component of the course initially gives you the necessary tools of measurement to make an informed decision on how to go about gathering data for a larger project within an area that you find interesting in sport psychology.

How you'll learn

We are investing in key areas beyond your studies including our career services, library and well-being, to be available both face-to-face on campus and online with many of these available 24/7. We have new, modern library facilities on both campuses offering inspirational environments for study and research. Libraries contain resources in print and digital formats, a range of study spaces and a dedicated librarian who can assist with your learning. Students are supported with any academic or subject-related queries by an academic advisor, or module leaders.

If you need a bit of extra help with certain skills such as academic writing, English, maths or statistics, our academic tutors offer workshops, drop-in sessions and one-to-one appointments to help our students achieve their potential. You can receive advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT systems provided by the university from our IT Service Desks located on all three campuses.

Our Student Support hubs in Docklands and Stratford feature centralised helpdesks to cater for your every need. UEL provides also support and advice for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties (SPDs).

How you will be assessed

This programme will consist of 6 modules (180 credits) over the course of 12 months/3 terms.

All modules are individual (30 credits) except the independent research project which is a double module (60 credits). Students work on a theory to practice teaching strategy.

Assessment tasks are mainly spread across the year to make the workload manageable. There is a diverse range of assessment methods that include essays, presentations, case studies, professional development, reflective work and practical activities. All grades count towards your module mark. More details will be included in the student handbook and module guides.

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD