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Liverpool John Moores University

Applied Sport Psychology

UCAS Code: C890
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Psychology
Student score
83% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Minimum number of A Levels required: 2 •Subject specific requirements: At least one A2 in sport, science or social science related discipline •Is General Studies acceptable? No •Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications •Average A Level offer: BBC •Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications •Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DDM in a relevant subject area is required if no other level 3 qualifications are taken

International Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications.

UCAS tariff points

Please contact the University if you have any questions regarding the relevance of your qualifications.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

The professionally-accredited BSc (Hons) Applied Sport Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University is taught in the award-winning Tom Reilly Building and offers exciting placement opportunities with organisations such as Liverpool FC, Tranmere Rovers FC, Autism Together, City of Liverpool Swimming and Mersey Forest. Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) Taught by BPS and Health Professions Council Registered (HCPC) sport psychologists and sport and exercise psychologists Based in the £25 million Tom Reilly Building with state-of-the art laboratories Placement experience at professional organisations, such as City of Liverpool Swimming, Tranmere Rovers Football Club, Liverpool Football Club, Autism Together and Mersey Forest School named 9th best department in the world, 2nd best in the UK and 6th best in Europe by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) for sport sciences Includes an applied working field trip to the English Institute for Sport Step one on the career path to becoming a BPS Chartered Sport Psychologist and Health Professions Council Registered Sport Psychologist International Foundation Year course available offering direct progression onto this degree programme - visit LJMU's International Study Centre to find out more


Level 4 •Research Methods 1 •Introduction to Developmental Psychology and Individual Differences •Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology •Psychological Foundations •Applied Sports Psychology Foundation •Applied Sports Psychology Skills Level 5 •Research Methods 2 •Developmental and Social Psychology •Cognitive and Biological Psychology •Psychological Principles •Applied Sport Psychology Principles •Applied Sport Psychology Advanced Skills Level 6 •Major Project •Applied Sport Psychology Placement Foundations •Applied Sport Psychology Placement •Psychology and Development Issues in Sport •Applied Motor Behaviour Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Liverpool John Moores University

Design Academy

With a heritage that stretches back to 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is now one of the largest and most well-established universities in the UK. Our research is influencing policymakers, improving people’s lives and finding solutions to the problems of the 21st century. Wherever you’ve come from and wherever you’re planning to get to, LJMU can help you find your place in the world.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
80% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
332 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
77% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
19% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Graduates who are caring personal services


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
20 years ago, this was a specialist degree for would-be psychologists but now it is the model of a modern, flexible degree subject. One of the UK's fastest-growing subject at degree level, and the second most popular subject overall (it recently overtook business studies), one in 23 of all graduates last year had psychology degrees. As you'd expect with figures like that, jobs in psychology itself are incredibly competitive, so to stand a chance of securing one, you need to get a postgraduate qualification (probably a doctorate in most fields, especially clinical psychology) and some relevant work experience. But even though there are so many psychology graduates — far more than there are jobs in psychology, and over 13,800 in total last year — this degree has a lower unemployment rate than average because its grads are so flexible and well-regarded by business and other industries across the economy. Everywhere there are good jobs in the UK economy, you'll find psychology graduates - and it's hardly surprising as the course helps you gain a mix of good people skills and excellent number and data handling skills. A psychology degree ticks most employers' boxes — but we'd suggest you don't drop your maths modules.
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