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COURSE OVERVIEW

*Subject to revalidation

  • Benefit from access to state-of-the-art psychology laboratory equipment as part of the programme
  • Combine scientific rigour with practical experience and develop essential transferable skills to optimise your employment opportunities
  • High-quality teaching in a friendly learning environment from staff who have experience in both applied and research backgrounds
  • Excel in your studies and favourite sports at our fully equipped sport and exercise facilities
  • The programme is accredited by the British Psychology Society (BPS).

Whichever sport you analyse, at the very top the game it’s fine margins that count. From the recent success of British cyclists to the mind games of football managers, boxers and tennis players, psychology plays a key role in an elite athlete’s success. Sports psychologists work to help both team and individual sports men and women to fine tune their physical and mental capacities to maximise performance at critical times.

On our Sport and Exercise Psychology course, you explore how psychology has the power to boost the achievements of top-notch athletes, to increase those slender margins, as well as help people lead healthier and happier lives.

Central to the programme is the understanding that you will develop the knowledge, skills, behaviour and values required of a future practitioner psychologist.

Centred around our state-of-the-art sport and exercise facilities, this innovative, science-based programme allows you to focus on how psychology relates to all areas of sport and the importance of research methods within the field.

Expert teaching combined with bespoke amenities, such as physiology and psychology laboratories, ensure you have the knowledge base to critically evaluate and engage with contemporary sport and exercise psychology research and practice.

Core modules include Contemporary Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology, Brain, Behaviour & Cognition, and Psychology of Transitions in Sport. In Year 3, you research and write a dissertation in an area of your choice.

The course is designed to ensure you develop a strong theoretical and practical foundation within the field of sport and exercise psychology. This is the first step to developing individuals who are effectively prepared to practise as competent and confident professionals, who can make sound and compassionate decisions, problem solve and provide a consistent and high standard of evidence-based practice.

You develop critical thinking and a strong evidence base to underpin future careers in a range of domains including sport and exercise. Graduates work as practitioner psychologists, sport and exercise scientists, teachers/lecturers, researchers/scientists, health promotion workers and in management roles in sport.

Our Sport and Exercise Psychology degree can lead to eligibility to train to become a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered practitioner psychologist through the completion of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Accreditation

The programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

British Psychological Society Logo - Accredited

Careers

Graduates work as practitioner psychologists; sport and exercise scientists; teachers/lecturers; researchers/scientists; health promotion workers; and in management roles in sport.

94% of our 2016/17 graduates (first degree and other undergraduate courses) were in employment and/or further study six months after completing their course (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey).

*Subject to revalidation

This course is subject to revalidation. 'Revalidation' is the process by which the University refreshes its existing provision. Revalidation assesses the quality and standards of the programme to ensure it continues to provide a distinct, high quality academic experience for students, enabling them to acquire the necessary academic knowledge, understanding, general and subject-specific skills required to pursue a graduate level career.

Pre-approved for a Masters

If you study a Bachelor Honours degree with us, you will be pre-approved to start a Masters degree at Winchester. To be eligible, you will need to apply by the end of March in the final year of your degree and meet the entry requirements of your chosen Masters degree.

ABOUT THIS COURSE

Suitable for applicants from:

UK, EU, World

Work placements

You have the opportunity to undertake professional practice placements during the programme for three months, six months or one year. Three or six month placements can be taken as part of credit bearing modules, allowing you to undertake a work placement and still graduate within three years.

Learning and teaching

Our aim is to shape 'confident learners' by enabling you to develop the skills needed to excel in your studies here and as well as onto further studies or the employment market.

You are taught primarily through a combination of lectures and seminars, allowing opportunities to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups.

In addition to the formally scheduled contact time such as lectures and seminars etc.), you are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, your personal tutor and the wide range of services available to you within the University.

Independent learning

Over the duration of your course, you will be expected to develop independent and critical learning, progressively building confidence and expertise through independent and collaborative research, problem-solving and analysis with the support of staff. You take responsibility for your own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning and assessment activity.
While your actual contact hours may depend on the optional modules you select, the following information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each level of the course.

Year 1 (Level 4): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

Teaching, learning and assessment: 288 hours
Independent learning: 912 hours

Year 2 (Level 5): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

Teaching, learning and assessment: 288 hours
Independent learning: 912 hours

Year 3 (Level 6): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

Teaching, learning and assessment: 276 hours
Independent learning: 900 hours
Placement: 24 hours

*Please note these are indicative hours for the course.

Location

Taught elements of the course take place on campus in Winchester.

Assessment

Our validated courses may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances.

We ensure all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used on the course you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day or Open Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

Year 1 (Level 4)*:

24% coursework
13% written exams
63% practical exams

Year 2 (Level 5)*:

50% coursework
38% written exams
12% practical exams

Year 3 (Level 6)*:

70% coursework
0% written exams
30% practical exams

*Please note these are indicative percentages and modes for the programme.

Feedback

We are committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to you on your academic progress and achievement in order to enable you to reflect on your progress and plan your academic and skills development effectively. You are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from your course tutors.

Further information

For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

2020 Entry: 104-120 points
2021 Entry: 104-120 points

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language and Mathematics is required.

International Baccalaureate: 104-120 points to include a minimum of 2 Higher level IB certificates at grade 4 or above.

If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent.

Course Enquiries and Applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
Send us a message

International Students

If you are living outside of the UK or Europe, you can find out more about how to join this course by emailing our International Recruitment Team at International@winchester.ac.uk or calling +44 (0)1962 827023.

Visit us

Explore our campus and find out more about studying at Winchester by coming to one of our Open Days

Year 1 (Level 4)

Modules Credits

Sports Matters 15
Sports Psychology 15
Group Dynamics 15
Sports Coaching 1 15
Research in Action 15
Skill Acquisition 15
Exercise Psychology 15
Optional Modules
  • Volunteering in Professional Contexts - (15 credits)
  • Sports Coaching 2 - (15 credits)

Optional Credits

Sports Matters 15
Sports Psychology 15
Group Dynamics 15
Sports Coaching 1 15
Research in Action 15
Skill Acquisition 15
Exercise Psychology 15
Optional Modules
  • Volunteering in Professional Contexts - (15 credits)
  • Sports Coaching 2 - (15 credits)

Year 2 (Level 5)

Modules Credits

Data Analysis in Sport 15
Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise Psychology 15
Social Psychology 15
Developmental Psychology 15
Personality and Individual Differences 15
Developing Effective Relationships 15
Psychological Skills 15
Designing Exercise Interventions 15

Year 3 (Level 6)

Modules Credits

Dissertation 30
Brain and Behaviour 15
Applied Sport Psychology 15
Cognition and Behaviour 15
Psychology of Injury 15
Psychology in Context 15
Optional Modules
  • Sport Entrepreneurship and Innovation (15 credits)
  • Study Abroad (15 credits)
  • Developing Employability Skills (15 credits)

Optional Credits

Dissertation 30
Brain and Behaviour 15
Applied Sport Psychology 15
Cognition and Behaviour 15
Psychology of Injury 15
Psychology in Context 15
Optional Modules
  • Sport Entrepreneurship and Innovation (15 credits)
  • Study Abroad (15 credits)
  • Developing Employability Skills (15 credits)

Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at www.winchester.ac.uk/termsandconditions.
The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above.

Progression from one level of the programme to the next is subject to meeting the University’s academic regulations.

2020 Course Tuition Fees

 UK/EU

International

Year 1 £9,250 £13,500
Year 2 £9,250 £13,500
Year 3 £9,250 £13,500
Total £27,750 £40,500
Optional Sandwich Year £700 £700
Total with Sandwich Year £28,450 £41,200

If you are a UK or EU student starting your degree in September 2020, the first year will cost you £9,250*. Based on this fee level, the indicative fees for a three-year degree would be £27,750 for UK and EU students.

Remember, you don't have to pay any of this upfront if you are able to get a tuition fee loan from the UK Government to cover the full cost of your fees each year. If finance is a worry for you, we are here to help. Take a look at the range of support we have on offer. This is a great investment you are making in your future, so make sure you know what is on offer to support you.

UK/EU Part-Time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £77.08 and a 15 credit module is £1,156. Part-time students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will be the government permitted maximum fee of £6,935.

International part-time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £112.50 and a 15 credit module is £1,687.

*The University of Winchester will charge the maximum approved tuition fee per year. 

ADDITIONAL COSTS

As one of our students all of your teaching and assessments are included in your tuition fees, including lectures/guest lectures and tutorials, seminars, laboratory sessions and specialist teaching facilities. You will also have access to a wide range of student support and IT services.

There might be additional costs you may encounter whilst studying. The following highlights the mandatory and optional costs for this course:

Optional

Kit

In year 1, students are expected to wear the appropriate attire for practical sessions. Students can buy a department kit or wear their own. Students can buy as little or as much as they like. Indicative cost is £20-£50 per item.

Core Texts

Core texts are available from the University Library; however some students prefer to purchase their own copies. Some core texts can be bought second hand or as an ebook, which can often reduce this cost. Indicative cost is £70-£299 per academic year. 

Printing and Binding

We are proud to offer free printing for all students to ensure that printing costs are not a potential financial barrier to student success. The University of Winchester and Winchester Student Union are champions of sustainability and therefore ask that all students consider the environment and print fairly. Students may be required to pay for the costs of dissertation binding. Indicative cost is £1.50-£3.

Key course details

UCAS code
C680
Duration
3 years full-time
Typical offer
104-120 points
Location
On campus, Winchester