Sport and Exercise Psychology MSc

Newcastle University
12-24 months
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Newcastle upon Tyne
September 2023
Newcastle University

About this program

Sport and Exercise Psychology MSc

Sport and exercise psychologists work with athletes, either as individuals or as teams. They develop strategies that improve performance. We will prepare you with the skills and knowledge to develop better performance in individual and team-based sports.

Newcastle University is the first Russell Group University to develop an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology. We have expert academics and clinical staff from the Faculty of Medical Sciences. The Sport and Exercise Psychology MSc at Newcastle University is accredited by the British Psychological Society.

You'll develop your understanding of psychology in a sport and exercise context. This includes the theory, evidence and practice. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills to become a reflective practitioner. We'll prepare you for further professional training. This is a route towards eligibility to practice as a sport and exercise psychologist.

Admission requirements

Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2023 entry.

Academic entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent in:

  • sport and exercise science
  • psychology
  • related fields with relevant experience (eg sports coaching)

English Language requirements


Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 7.0 in all sub-skills).


  • TOEFL IBT or TOEFL IBT Special Home Edition
  • Direct Entry: TOEFL 100 overall (with a minimum of 22 in listening, 24 in reading and writing, and 25 in speaking).

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

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Program content

  • Advanced Research Methods for Applied Psychology A 10
  • Advanced Research Methods for Applied Psychology B

Scholarships & funding

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

Program delivery

You'll be taught using a range of methods, including:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • small group work
  • case studies


Full time tuition fees

  • Home students - £11,500(per year)
  • International students - £26,400(per year)

Part time tuition fees

  • Home students - £5,550(per year)


What you'll learn

During the course, you will learn how to:

  • Apply and evaluate psychological theory, strategy and techniques to facilitate performance enhancement and behaviour change
  • Critically evaluate psychological research evidence in sports and exercise
  • Use a range of quantitative and qualitative skills as well as use advanced statistical and analytical methods
  • Assess and devise appropriate interventions for performance enhancement
  • Apply appropriate psychological skills and counselling techniques

Continuing studies

Our MSc also provides a route into sport and exercise psychology at PhD level.

Career paths

The course is for graduates who are looking to develop a career as a:

  • sport and exercise Psychologist
  • performance psychologist
  • sport and exercise scientist
  • sports director
  • sports coach
  • academic researcher

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Newcastle University

A Global Top 125 university (QS World University Rankings 2023), Newcastle is home to 29,000 students from 140 countries. A founding member of the Russell Group, we are one of only 19 universities in the world – and just three...

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Newcastle University

Newcastle University
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne

Phone no: +44 (0)191 208 6000

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