Sport and Exercise Psychology BSc (Hons) 2020/21 entry

Course code:

C841

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

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Course code:

C841

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

HLSU218

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

Sport and exercise psychologists use scientific research methods to explore how people’s thoughts, feelings and behaviours affect their sports performance.

Studying key factors, such as motivation, commitment, mental toughness, self-confidence, stress, anxiety, attitude to injury and concentration, they support athletes to consistently optimise their performance in physical activity.

This British Psychological Society accredited course draws upon various fields of psychological knowledge, as well as human physiology and anatomy, to develop your understanding of the factors which influence performance in a sports and exercise context.

The Guardian University Guide 2020 ranks Coventry as one of the top 20 psychology departments in the UK for graduate employability. This course could lead to careers within sports coaching, sports and exercise therapy and rehabilitation, personal training, sports administration, or broader consultancy work in the health and leisure industry.

Ranked 16th for Psychology in the Guardian University Guide 2020.

See the facilities available in our brand new Alison Gingell Building

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

To ensure an optimised and continual student experience, the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. For courses due to start in September 2020, in light of Covid-19, we are currently preparing for courses to be delivered in a variety of forms, subject to Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority will be staff and student safety.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

The British Psychological Society

The British Psychological Society

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) for the 2020/21 intake. This means that as a graduate, provided you achieve at least a 2:2, you will be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). Additional costs may apply. Please check with the membership body for details.If the accreditation changes we would seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

Our Facilities

Super Lab

SuperLab

The Alison Gingell building contains a state-of-the-art SuperLab, capable of holding up to 270 people at once. The lab's facilities include equipment for microscopy, DNA analysis and forensic testing.

Hospital Wards

Hospital Wards

We have two fully-equipped mock hospital wards, each containing 4 beds. The wards are built to NHS standards and contain moveable beds, first aid equipment and patient monitoring tools.

Strength and Conditioning suite

Strength and Conditioning Suite

Our multi-purpose suite is equipped with multiple Olympic lifting platforms, a 20m gait analysis track, an anti-gravity treadmill and even a 3D motion capture system!

What our students say...

This is an intellectually stimulating subject, and has provided me with a number of different opportunities to pursue higher education and fulfil my goal of becoming a teacher.

Ripa Begum

Course information

This course aims to provide you with a core knowledge of psychology in order to confer eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society (if a 2:2 or better degree is obtained), as well as developing your understanding of how psychology is specifically applied to sporting contexts.

Through the study of sport and exercise psychology, you will study the physical and mental factors which influence performance in sport and exercise.

91%

of students agreed staff are good at explaining things

NSS, 2018

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

During the first two years, you will receive a thorough grounding in the major psychological approaches to the study of human behaviour: biological psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology and individual differences.

Knowledge of these areas will be developed within the context of sports relevant themes. There are also opportunities to gain insight into the application of sport and exercise psychology.

Modules

  • Developing as a Sport & Exercise Psychologist 1

    This module introduces the first of three modules over the course that aim to develop students' skills and professional identity. Through the personal tutoring system and an employability focus, the module develops the student's academic and career journey by introducing transferable skills and principles of reflective practice.

  • Fundamentals of Sport & Exercise Psychology

    This module provides an introduction to the core domains of biological psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and individual differences. This is achieved by adopting a sports and exercise relevant thematic approach. Themes will be contemporary and of global significance. Students will be required to examine individual and group responses to the issues presented by drawing on knowledge and understanding of key topics within each of the core domains.

  • Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology

    This module introduces the application of psychological theory and research to sports and exercise settings to facilitate health, well-being and performance. The areas of needs analyses, mental skills training, intervention implementation and sustainability will be covered in relation to the distinct contexts of sport and exercise. Students will be required to examine individual and group responses to contemporary case studies that are familiar to practitioners of sport and exercise psychology.

  • Research into Sport & Exercise Behaviour

    This module covers how Sport and Exercise psychology works as a scientific discipline, using reliable measures of behaviour, thoughts and feelings. Various experimental and non-experimental research methodologies are introduced, as well as the basic descriptive and inferential statistics commonly used in psychological research. The module focuses on the skills and knowledge required to design, conduct, summarise, evaluate, and present psychological research.

  • Sport & Exercise in Culture

    This module aims to introduce contemporary and controversial topics in sport and exercise that are relevant to specific cultures around the globe. Topics will relate to current debate surrounding the role of sport and exercise in culture. Examples include the use of sport and exercise as a vehicle for moral and psychosocial development, prevention of health issues such as obesity and depression, the use of drugs in sport and exercise, gender roles, professionalisation of sport, and clinical issues in elite sport. These issues will be examined using available theoretical and research support to identify past, current and future perspectives on the respective topic areas which will be considered from multicultural perspectives. Students will be required to examine and evaluate individual and group responses to contemporary issues that are salient to current settings in sport and exercise.

  • Psychology of Mental Health & Wellbeing

    This module provides an overview of key topics in the area of mental health and well-being, from a biological, psychological and cultural perspective. Students will explore the psychological theories and concepts that underpin mental health and wellbeing and develop an understanding of what mental health is in contemporary context. It will explore the different factors that contribute to poor mental health, by broadening student’s knowledge and understanding of affective disorders, (stress, anxiety and depression), and the interventions designed to treat them. It will also explore different aspects of well-being, (positive affect/mood, happiness and self-esteem), and interventions designed to promote it.

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

During the first two years, you will receive a thorough grounding in the major psychological approaches to the study of human behaviour: biological psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology and individual differences.

Knowledge of these areas will be developed within the context of sports relevant themes There are also opportunities to gain insight into the application of sport and exercise psychology. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement with an external organisation

Modules

  • Developing as a Sport & Exercise Psychologist 2

    Building on year 1, this module aims to further skills relevant to employability in a career as a sport and exercise psychologist. It will provide students with the practical skills (e.g. time management, CV writing, cover letters and interviewing techniques) needed to obtain work experience. Students will be introduced to Faculty based resources and career services to aid in identifying a psychology related work placement. The module builds upon the academic skills students have gained across all modules and enables them to showcase these skills to best promote their career and further academic development.

  • Perspectives in Sport and Exercise Psychology 1

    This module builds on the fundamentals module in year 1 to provide further in-depth coverage of the core domains of biological psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and individual differences. It will achieve this by adopting a thematic approach. Themes will be contemporary and of global significance and will change according to contemporary advancements. Students will be required to examine individual and group responses to the issues presented by drawing on knowledge and understanding of key topics within each of the core domains and demonstrating how these relate to the sport and exercise context.

  • Applied Research Methods 1

    This module aims to integrate knowledge gained in the year 2 perspectives module to the applications of quantitative research methods. Students will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of how to conduct, report, and interpret a range of statistical tests using data associated with complex experimental and correlational designs. This module builds on previous research methods modules in year 1 (Research into Sport and Exercise Behaviour).

  • Perspectives in Sport and Exercise Psychology 2

    This module continues the development of students’ understanding of the core domains of psychology from Perspectives in Sport and Exercise Psychology (1) and extends this to consideration of how this knowledge could contribute to solving a community relevant issue. It continues the aim to provide coverage of the core domains of biological psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and individual differences by adopting a thematic approach. In addition, it tasks students with developing an output designed to highlight an issue relevant to external community based organisations. Students will be required to examine individual and group responses to the issues presented by drawing on knowledge and understanding of key topics within each of the core domains.

  • Applied Research Methods 2

    The module aims to integrate knowledge gained in the year 2 theory module (Perspectives in Sport and Exercise Psychology) with the application of qualitative research methods. Students will develop their understanding of how to design, conduct and report qualitative research using a variety of data collection methods and analytical techniques. This module also aims to develop students' ability to plan psychological research projects and guide them through the fundamental processes involved in developing and disseminating a research proposal (e.g., conceptual, methodological, and ethical considerations).

  • Professional Experience

    This module is designed to provide students with the opportunity to gain work experience in an organisation relevant to their future career aspirations. Work experience in an applied area or related domain, or in another field aligned with the students' future career aspirations may be in the form of paid employment or voluntary work. Students will gain experience of researching and sourcing their own work experience.

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

After your second year, you have the opportunity to spend a year on professional placement or studying abroad.

Modules

  • Optional enhancement year

Overview

The final year of your degree is your opportunity to specialise in the areas that you find most exciting – choosing from a range of options, such as positive psychology, cognitive affective neuroscience in sports motivation, and drug use and addiction applied to sporting contexts.

You will collaborate with a member of academic staff and apply the knowledge of research methods obtained during the first two years of your degree to design and conduct your own piece of research in an area of your choice. In the past, students have investigated areas such as arousal regulation in sport, imagery use and its implementation, psychological rehabilitation from injury, mindfulness in sport and the influence of motivation on anticipatory skills.

Modules

  • Developing as a Sport & Exercise Psychologist 3

    This module is designed to equip students with a range of essential personal and professional skills required to be a successful student and graduate employee. This module will concentrate on finalising the student journey and development. The students will have the opportunity to appraise and critique their own skills in; fluent writing and speaking, working in groups, and personal reflection in career development. Students will be given advice on finding placements and experience in their future careers.

  • Project Ethics

    Knowledge of research methods and theory should combine in order to pursue an in-depth supervised independent piece of empirical research. In this module you will design a suitable empirical research project that incorporates an appropriately expressed psychological research question. You will be supported to identify and propose suitable research methods to address the proposed research question, within an ethical framework.

  • Independent Research Project

    This module is the focal point of your psychological training, combining your knowledge of research methods and theory to pursue an in-depth supervised independent piece of empirical research. You will develop and demonstrate skills in report writing to meet the professional standards of psychology. This module is also designed to enables you to develop a critical understanding of psychological research methodology.

  • Optional modules

    Choose 2 from the following:

    Advanced Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology:

    This module aims to further understanding of applied sport psychology in performance enhancement and its wider application to health promotion and mental health and wellbeing. Students will be introduced to sport and exercise practice with an outline of the stages involved in meeting clients, building rapport, conducting a needs analyses, counselling techniques and long term support of athletes, exercisers, and general practitioner referrals. Contemporary applications and interventions are evaluated from a broad range of theory, research and past practices.

    Educational Psychology and Psychology of Special Needs:
    This module is designed to enable students to gain knowledge of key theories and research that relate to the psychology of development, teaching and learning and the application of those theories to applied contexts. Students will be introduced to areas of special educational needs experienced by children and adults and how these difficulties impact on their experience of school and growing up. Issues of assessment, labelling, intervention and remediation will be examined.

    Drug Use and Addiction:
    This module aims to further students’ knowledge of key topic areas in the domain of psychopharmacology. Psychopharmacology aims to develop students’ understanding of the interrelationship between drugs, psychology and behaviour and draws on several areas of psychology (particularly cognitive and biological approaches) in developing models of, for example, addictive processes. Relevant findings from several branches of science, including psychophysics, psychopharmacology and molecular biology will be considered.

    Choose 1 from the following:

    Mindfulness and Meditation:
    In this module you will be introduced to the western secular based mindfulness interventions and explore their essential theoretical, applied and empirical bases. The interventions you will study include Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Compassion Focused Therapy.

    Psychology of Gender and Sexuality:
    Taking a critical and international perspective, in this module you will examine how gender and sexuality are understood across different historical and cultural contexts. You will draw upon many areas of psychology including social psychology (e.g. sexual prejudice), developmental psychology (sexual and gender identity development across the lifespan); and biopsychology (e.g. biology of sex and sexual orientation) to consider how the psychology of gender and sexualities intersects with applied areas such as educational, clinical, health, forensic and sports psychology.

    Neuropsychology in Sport:
    This module builds on the biological and cognitive approaches to Psychology introduced in the second year. It introduces more contemporary and complex neural mechanisms of cognitive and affective processes in typical and sporting populations to develop the ability to seek out and critically evaluate published scientific reports of current research being undertaken in the area of neuroscience. The module seeks to develop an appreciation of neurological mechanisms underlying human thinking, feeling, and behaviour with a particular focus on athletes. Students will engage with the emerging critical issues within neuropsychology and evaluate a range of factors that influence human, and particularly athletic performance. Students will also gain a practical understanding of Electroencephalography (EEG) and the analytical techniques used to interpret EEG data.

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

16th

Our Psychology courses are ranked 16th by The Guardian University Guide 2020

In more detail...

  • Opportunities to participate in exciting field trips to a range of European and overseas destinations, partially funded by the University.
  • Expert guest lecturers and practising psychologists. Past speakers have included sports psychologists, athletes, coaches, and practitioners in exercise and health.
  • Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), providing eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), access to postgraduate training and careers in psychology.
  • Active student-led Psychology Society (PsychSoc), which arranges a variety of social excursions and activities. Recent destinations have included Amsterdam, Warwick, and London. .
  • Taught alongside world-class researchers in our Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science, who host an inspiring programme of visiting speakers and benefits from cutting-edge facilities, such as eye-tracking and brain wave monitoring (using EEG).

Essential textbooks and individual licences for computer software are provided at no extra cost.

Your main study themes are:

  • Fundamentals of Sport & Exercise Psychology: Focus on the core areas of psychology and their explanation of individual thoughts, feelings, and behaviour in sport and exercise.

  • Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology: The practice of sport and exercise with a focus on both performance and well-being. 

  • Sport and Exercise in culture: Contemporary issues in sport and exercise.

  • Research into Sport & Exercise: Methods of study design and analysis.

  • Professional Practice: Includes focus on study technique and how to achieve the skills required to practice as a sport and exercise psychologist, as well as work experience.

All of our Psychology degrees are taught using a mixture of lectures, small group seminars and practical, ‘hands-on’ skills workshops. Core course content will be delivered during the lectures, while the associated seminars and workshops offer opportunities for you to explore topics more independently, receive guidance on coursework assignments, begin to apply your knowledge and develop your academic and transferable skills. 

Wherever possible we try to incorporate real-life experience of sport and exercise psychology into your learning. As well as guest lectures, we will study a range of case studies. For example, recent British Olympic success as well as cycles of success and failure in sporting teams such as with Leicester City FC. We’ll also discuss any pertinent issues that crop up in the news, such as the use of performance enhancing drugs in sport. 

You will have the opportunity to take part in the design, conduct and analysis of psychological experiments that use specific interventions to enhance performance, engagement and well-being in participants of sport and exercise. Specialist equipment and computer software is taught and used independently or in groups. In the past, sport and exercise psychology students have implemented interventions to improve concentration and attention, levels of motivation, emotional regulation, and well-being.

Work experience is an integral part of the course and you will have the opportunity to undertake placements with organisations like Coventry City Football Club or the Coventry Blaze Ice Hockey Team. We also arrange international and local field trips each year for students at all levels of our undergraduate Psychology courses, which are partially funded by the University.

In addition, your Academic Personal Tutor will be available for one-to-one bookable meetings throughout every semester and will regularly review and discuss your progress and continual personal development. Outside of contact time, your personal study hours will be guided by materials posted on your module web pages.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include coursework and formal examinations.

This course is predominantly assessed by coursework.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

On successful completion, you should be able to:

  • Apply your knowledge of psychological research and theory to analyse real-world problems and develop evidence-based solutions.
  • Critically evaluate research evidence, including statistical information, and use this to draw conclusions about the validity of different claims and arguments.
  • Identify and evaluate general patterns in behaviour, psychological functioning and experience.
  • Understand and investigate the role of brain function in human behaviour and experience.
  • Carry out empirical studies involving a variety of methods of data collection, including experiments, observation, psychometric tests, questionnaires, interviews and field studies.
  • Employ evidence-based reasoning and use a variety of psychological tools, including specialist software, laboratory equipment and psychometric instruments.
  • Communicate in a confident, professional manner, both verbally and in writing.

In a typical teaching week you will have up to 14 ‘contact’ hours of teaching. This generally breaks down as:

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching/one to one supervision: meetings are arranged on a mutual basis as necessary.
  • Medium group teaching: up to 6 hours of practical workshops or seminars each week.
  • Large group teaching: up to 8 hours of lectures each week.

Contact hours will vary by stage and semester of course and any options chosen.

As well as offering a range of short international field trips, you also have the opportunity to complete the course over four years with a sandwich year spent studying abroad. The University has links with over 20 institutions in Cyprus, France, Malta, Spain, Sweden and Turkey, as well as several other countries around the world. Courses are largely taught in English, but there are opportunities to learn and attend courses in a foreign language.

In the past, students have studied various cultural differences in the study and practice of sport and exercise psychology. Some have also undertaken their placement year abroad, for example, in the USA, Spain, Italy and Malta.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2016/17, we were able to provide a total of 3,482 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA 2016/17)


3,482

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2016/17


21,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


12

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our students say...

This is an intellectually stimulating subject, and has provided me with a number of different opportunities to pursue higher education and fulfil my goal of becoming a teacher.

Ripa Begum

Entry Requirements

University Course Code: HLS172
A Level BTEC IB Diploma GCSE requirement
BBB. Excludes General Studies. DDM 30 points to include 15 points at Higher level. Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A*- C including English Language and Mathematics, or specified equivalents.

A-Levels

A-Level applicants are required to have three
 A2 Levels. Coventry University may include AS grades within an offer for certain courses, but we are not able to accept two AS Levels in place of one A2 Level. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A2 Levels in nominated subjects. Please see the course pages for more information.

Access Diplomas

The Access to HE Diploma in a Science or Health subject to include 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction, plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade A*-C, or specified equivalents.

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma. The appropriate course page will have full information on the entry requirements. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry to degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that provide a total volume of study that is equivalent to three A2 Levels. For example, you could be studying a BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus an A2 Level, or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma plus two A2 Levels. Where a specific A2 or BTEC subject is required for entry then you must be offering this as part of your combination of qualifications.

Please visit our page on European entry requirements for more information about specific country information.

English as a Foreign Language This course requires an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

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English as a Foreign Language This course requires an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

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What our students say...

This is an intellectually stimulating subject, and has provided me with a number of different opportunities to pursue higher education and fulfil my goal of becoming a teacher.

Ripa Begum

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£9,250 (per year)


UK Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£15,100 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

As well as covering UK field trips, key materials and laser print, the fees for this course also include:

  • A visit to a local sporting venue
  • Student membership of the British Psychological Society for the final year of the course
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (formally CRB Disclosure) for those undertaking placements with children
  • Free copy of SPSS statistics software

The following are additional costs not included in the fees:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip

EU student fees

EU nationals and their family members starting in the 2019/20 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans

EU nationals must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans

EU nationals must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

What our students say...

This is an intellectually stimulating subject, and has provided me with a number of different opportunities to pursue higher education and fulfil my goal of becoming a teacher.

Ripa Begum

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

The Guardian University Guide 2020 ranks Coventry as one of the top 10 psychology departments in the UK for graduate employability.

Sport and exercise psychologists work in a wide range of settings with a variety of clients participating in recreational, amateur and elite levels of performance. Some work as private consultants or hold full-time positions with professional sports teams or national governing bodies of sport and exercise contexts. 

In order to use the title Sport and Exercise Psychologist, you will need to be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This will involve completing a post degree Stage Two BPS qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology or an equivalent qualification that has been approved by the HCPC.

By undertaking this Sport and Exercise Psychology degree, you can also choose to enter a wide range of careers in more general areas of psychology or as a researcher, lecturer, teacher, administrator, manager or health care professional.

Our courses have been designed to provide practical work experience and equip you with a range of skills and competencies that should help to set you apart from other graduates and make you attractive to potential employers, such as group work, literature reviewing, critical analysis and the delivery of oral presentations.

As well as the work experience module delivered in Year Two and option to spend a sandwich year on placement, in all years we offer professional development modules. These aim to help you learn how to identify suitable employment and training opportunities after graduation, submit competitive, professional applications and perform well in interview situations. 

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The university’s Talent Team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

100%

of students go on to work or further study 6 months after completing the course

DLHE 2016/17

Where our graduates work

Many of our graduates go on to work as psychologists but some also go on to become researchers, lecturers, teachers, administrators, practitioners, managers, or health and care professionals.

What our students say...

This is an intellectually stimulating subject, and has provided me with a number of different opportunities to pursue higher education and fulfil my goal of becoming a teacher.

Ripa Begum
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2020/21 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.