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Performance Psychology (Online Distance Learning Part-time)

Bangor University
3 years
Part time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Online / Distance
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Program description

Performance Psychology (Online Distance Learning Part-time)

Do you often wonder why performance breaks down under pressure or how do I get the best out of my team? This online distance learning MSci degree in Performance Psychology is aimed at anyone who has an interest in performance psychology. It will better prepare you to perform as a coach, an athlete, or work as an applied performance psychologist in sport, business, armed forces, and the performing arts.

The course content is delivered by staff from the Institute for the Psychology of Elite Performance (IPEP). This online Master’s degree in Performance Psychology is modelled upon existing psychological components of the BPS accredited MSci Sport and Exercise Psychology degree program that IPEP currently delivers (but this distance learning degree is not currently accredited by the BPS). All modules are delivered by IPEP staff who currently work within elite level sport and business and who publish research that is judged to be of Internationally Excellent or World Leading (latest Research Exercise Framework; REF 2014). There will be ample opportunities for you to interact with these staff members including personal online tutorials with module leaders, group work and tutorials. You will also work on a one to one basis with IPEP academic staff who will supervise you on dissertation, or research project modules.

This distance learning degree is fully distant, you will not be required to travel to Bangor or even the UK to complete the degree. This is particularly cost effective if you are an international student as you (or your employer) won’t have to bear the cost of getting a visa or go through the complications of visa applications. And of course you won’t have any additional travel or accommodation costs.

There are 3 exit points on this degree. You can exit after Year 1 with 60 credits (PGCert). You can exit after Year 2 with 120 credits (PGDip). Or you can complete all 3 Years to obtain the full MSci degree (180 credits). Alternatively, if you just want to study a few modules then that option is also open.

Admission requirements

At least a 2.2 honours degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent), or athletes and coaches who are working professionals or have substantial voluntary experience of at least three years duration, or non-sport professionals such as from the armed forces, emergency services and business, of at least three years duration.

Students with a degree from a different academic area may also be considered. Working professionals with non-graduate qualifications will be assessed on an individual basis.

EU and Overseas students, whose first language is not English, are required to take the standardised English Language test (IELTS) before starting the course. Students who achieve a score of 6.0 or above (no individual score below 5.5) are eligible for direct entry to the course. The University offers pre-sessional language courses before courses start through ELCOS for those that need additional support reaching the required level.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website

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Program content

Year 1

  • Performing under Pressure
  • Understanding Personality
  • Psychological skills Training
  • Individual Performance Psychology
  • Accelerating Expertise
  • Psychology of Team Performance
  • How Motivation Really Works

Year 2

  • Coach Athlete Relationships
  • Talent Development

Optional Modules – one these two:

  • Research Methods
  • Advanced Research Skills

And one of these two:

  • Dissertation Proposal
  • Research Project Proposal

*Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change.

Tuition fees

For more information please visit our website

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a PGDip or PGCert.

Continuing studies

Further postgraduate study (i.e., Doctoral research) is a vocational route.

Career opportunities

All the School’s postgraduate programs are designed (with further training where appropriate) to enhance the career prospects of Sport, Health and Exercise Science graduates. Career destinations of Bangor postgraduates include: the Home Country Sports Institutes, National Governing Bodies, the Olympic Medical Institute, Professional sports teams and organisations, the fitness industry, the NHS (hospitals and Primary Care Trusts), Teaching and Education (after completing a Postgraduate Certificate of Education).

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