BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Psychology (Sport, Health and Exercise)

BSc  |  Placement Year:   Yes

This British Psychological Society-accredited programme is jointly delivered by the Divisions of Psychology and Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences. It is ideal for students with an interest in both psychology and sport and for those who wish to pursue a career in the psychology of sport, exercise and/or physical activity.

Core Psychology subjects taught by the Division of Psychology include:

  • Cognitive psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Social psychology
  • Biological psychology and individual differences

The Division of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences will cover the following areas:

  • The development of your knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of sport and exercise psychology.
  • How to reconcile our cutting-edge research and its application in the real world.
  • The experience of life as an applied psychology practitioner in both sport and exercise contexts.
  • The development of a deeper understanding of issues in physical activity, health and wellbeing as they relate to the entire lifespan.
Programme description

This British Psychological Society-accredited programme is jointly delivered by the Divisions of Psychology and Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences. It is ideal for students with an interest in both psychology and sport and for those who wish to pursue a career in the psychology of sport, exercise and/or physical activity.

Core Psychology subjects taught by the Division of Psychology include:

  • Cognitive psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Social psychology
  • Biological psychology and individual differences

The Division of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences will cover the following areas:

  • The development of your knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of sport and exercise psychology.
  • How to reconcile our cutting-edge research and its application in the real world.
  • The experience of life as an applied psychology practitioner in both sport and exercise contexts.
  • The development of a deeper understanding of issues in physical activity, health and wellbeing as they relate to the entire lifespan.
Key Modules

This is a new programme and will produce its first graduates in July 2020 – just before the Tokyo Olympics. Graduates of our existing Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences programmes are currently undertaking PhD research in related subjects, lecturing in UK universities, working as consultants in elite sport (e.g., English Premier League football, Lawn Tennis), heading up national sport psychology services (e.g., for the English Institute of Sport), driving sport development at grassroots level (e.g., local authorities) and helping to deliver corporate healthcare solutions (e.g., for Nuffield Health).

Our Psychology graduates are valued by many employers, not least because of the critical thinking and analytical skills they possess. Additionally, with a good degree in Psychology – we also recommend suitable experience – you may go on to train as a clinical, educational, occupational or forensic psychologist.

Other careers include work with adults or children with disabilities, counselling, personnel management, market research and advertising, prison and probation work, speech and language therapy and psychological research.

Module & Subject

Level 1 Compulsory

  • Foundations of Psychology I: Learning and Social Psychology
  • Foundations of Psychology II: Brain and Cognition
  • Psychological Perspectives on Contemporary Issues
  • Research Methods
  • Statistics
  • Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing
  • Introduction to the Psychology of Sport and Exercise

 Level 2 Compulsory

  • Biological Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Advanced Data Analysis
  • Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing in the Lifecourse
  • The Psychology of Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity: Theory and Application                                                                                                                             

Sandwich placement

  • Psychology Work Placement 1
  • Psychology Work Placement 2

Level 3 Compulsory

  • Advanced Issues in Social Psychology
  • Advanced Issues in Individual Differences
  • Issues in Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing
  • Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology
  • Individual Project (topic will relate to the psychology of sport, health, exercise and/or physical activity)

Level 3 Options

  • Inter-group Relations
  • Drugs, Hormones and the Brain
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Clinical Aspects of Eating Disorders
Entry Requirements
  • GPA 5.0 or 80%

    75% is required in any specific subjects that are stated in GCE A-level entry requirements above.

    • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
    • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
    • BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 4 years
Course Fee:  16200.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER