Sports Psychology is an area which is constantly growing within the academic world. Sport students at both A Level and BTec will study at one least module focusing around sports psychology. To go on and increase your understanding of sports psychology there are now a number of Universities across the United Kingdom which offer specific sport psychology courses. These courses focus on a number of different areas including: Aggression, Anxiety, Applied Sports Psychology, Arousal, Concentration, Confidence, Exercise Psychology, Imagery, Mental Health, Mental Toughness, Mental Skills Training, Motivation, Psychological Skills Training, Resilience, Retirement, Wellbeing

Not only will you learn about certain topics but you will also be provided with athlete case studies and be given the opportunity to learn how psychology is applied to real life performance. Some universities offer sport psychology placements to their students and this is a fantastic opportunity for students to see how top athletes apply psychology to their performance.

Work Opportunities

Most students who study sports psychology at undergraduate will often go on and study a specific sports psychology masters course. This is classified as the first stage of training to become a chartered sport and exercise psychologist. After completing a masters some students continue their studies and will find a supervisor to complete the second and final stage to become an official chartered sport and exercise psychologist.  Sport Psychologists have the opportunities to work with individual athletes, teams, coaches, students, teachers and parents. The field of sport psychology can also be related to business, well being and other areas of performance.

We have compiled a list of all the Undergraduate and Masters Sports Psychology Courses which you can study at universities across the UK.

Undergraduate Courses

  • Abertay University: Sport and Psychology
  • Bangor University: Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Bournemouth University: Sport Psychology and Coaching Science
  • Buckinghamshire New University: Sports Psychology
  • UCFB Wembley: Sports Psychology
  • Canterbury Christ Church University: Psychology (Sport and Exercise)
  • University of Central Lancashire: Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • University of Chester: Sport and Exercise Sciences and Psychology
  • University of Chester: Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Coventry University: Sport Psychology
  • Edge Hill University: Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • University of Exeter: Psychology with Sport and Exercise Science
  • University of Hertfordshire: Sport Studies/Psychology
  • Leeds Trinity University: Sport and Exercise Sciences (Sport Psychology)
  • Liverpool Hope University: Sport Psychology
  • Liverpool John Moores University: Applied Sport Psychology
  • London Metropolitan University: Sports Psychology and Coaching
  • Loughborough University: Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • The Manchester Metropolitan University: Psychology of Sport and Exercise
  • University of Northampton: Sport Studies/Psychology
  • Northumbria University: Psychology with Sport Science
  • University of Roehampton: Sport Psychology
  • University of South Wales: Sport Psychology
  • Staffordshire University: Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • University of Worcester: Sport and Exercise Psychology

Masters Courses

  • Brunel University: Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University: Applied Sport Psychology
  • University of Central Lancashire: Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • University of Chichester: Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • University of Gloucestershire: Psychology of Sport and Exercise
  • Leeds Beckett: Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Liverpool John Moores: Sports Psychology
  • University of East London: Sport Psychology
  • Loughborough University: Psychology of Sport and Exercise
  • Manchester Metropolitan University: Exercise and Sport psychology
  • Northumbria University Newcastle: Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Portsmouth University: Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • University of Roehampton: Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Sheffield Hallam University: Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • St Marys University: Applied Sport Psychology
  • Staffordshire University: Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Staffordshire University: Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • University of the West of England: Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • University of Winchester: Sport and Exercise Psychology