MSc Performance Psychology

Course type

Course duration
2 years, 3 years

BASES endorsed

North Wales

Course description

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 MSc 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 modeled upon existing psychological components of the BPS accredited MSc 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.

Course topic areas:
Exercise psychology, Sport psychology


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BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.



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