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M.Sc. Sport Psychology

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Attainment level (B.Sc. M.Sc. PhD): M.Sc.

Name Organisation/ University: Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)     

Address: 5 Primrose Hill, Liverpool, L2 2EX (School of Sport and Exercise Campus)

Country: United Kingdom

Organisational aspects

Number of spots: undisclosed

Costs/ tuition fee: £10,195 per annum (Full-time home tuition); £18,250 per annum (Full-time International tuition).

Start of the program: Sept 1st

Application deadline: April 1st

Language of tuition: English

Admittance of foreign students:

Please find country-specific information regarding International entry requirements:

Study duration/Workload (ECTS): 1 Year (Full-time), 2 Years (Part-time).

Study structure/mode: Practical element (20%), Lectures (45%), Workshops (35%)

Practical internship (yes/no):Yes

Formal supervision (yes/no): Yes

All students are assigned a Personal Tutor to provide academic support and when necessary signpost students to the appropriate University support services.

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Target group and Study focus:

The School of Sport and Exercise Science has been delivering this programme for over 20 years, yet we keep our course design current so that you can apply the most relevant theory and research within your practice. We have a strong ethos of theory and applied knowledge, and it is this practice-based learning that we instil in our postgraduates — a style of knowledge transfer that no other BPS accredited course offers.

The programme philosophy seeks to critically engage you with a broad spectrum of Sport Psychology perspectives, drawing on a range of research and applied methodologies. Founded on an academically rigorous knowledge base, studies focus on the impact that research and psychological theory has on applied practice.

Our academic team members have been selected for their specialist expertise, and you will be taught by these experts in performance enhancement. As a postgraduate on this programme, you will experience a rich and highly relevant education and be able to grow as a sport and exercise psychology professional in this elite environment of thought-leaders from the field of Sport and Exercise Psychology.

What to do afterwards, jobs perspectives

LJMU has an excellent employability record with 96% (HESA 2018) of our postgraduates in work or further study six months after graduation. Our applied learning techniques and strong industry connections ensure our students are fully prepared for the workplace on graduation and understand how to apply their knowledge in a real world context.

The integrated and critical nature of the programme promotes qualities and skills relevant to employability within the sport psychology field and many career opportunities are open to you on graduation. Many graduates continue their training to become registered sport and exercise psychologists. They go into applied work, teaching and lecturing in schools, colleges and universities or continue their studies with a doctoral research/training programme. Some graduates have engaged in sports science support and/or athlete support programmes with national governing bodies and professional sports clubs or acted as consultants in professional sport settings.


A large number of graduates continue in education, research or applied work, including BPS Stage 2 training, such as the Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University. Some go into teaching and lecturing in schools, colleges and universities.

Past graduates have engaged in sports science support and/or athlete support programmes with national governing bodies and professional sports clubs or acted as consultants in professional sport settings.

Entry Requirements
  • a minimum 2:1 honours degree in Sport Psychology, Psychology or a related combined award

International requirements​
  • IELTS minimum score of 6.5


Other international requirements


  • International students applying to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. Please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for further details

  • International students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study

How to apply

Online via the website

Click HERE to apply


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