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MSc in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology

Start Date:  January 2017.
Duration: 1 Calendar year
Applications for this programme close on November 18th, 2016.  http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/course/sport-exercise-and-performance-psychology-msc

Assessment: Typically a range of individual and group presentations, combined with essays, case studies and reports, culminating with a dissertation.

Approach to Learning: Includes online e-learning module and collaborative learning is key across all the modules.

Entry Requirements: An undergraduate degree, 2.2  honours degree (Level 8 National Qualifications Authority of Ireland or other internationally recognised equivalent) honours degree  in a relevant or appropriate subject (e.g., psychology). RPL (Recognised Prior Learning) entry will be available for those without a related degree.

Opportunities: There is a demand for training in this field for those whose ambition is to work in high performance sport settings. In Ireland and the UK, many of those trained in sport psychology have undertaken roles as performance directors, professional sport coaches and sport management. Thus employability is likely to be strong not just for those who wish to train as practitioners, but for those for whom a postgraduate qualification in this domain augments their other qualifications and professional experience.
 
The first university level course in the field, this year long programme will seek accreditation from both PSI and BPS. Modules reflect the diversity of approaches within this emerging discipline.