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University of Chichester

Sport and Exercise Psychology

UCAS Code: C841
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Psychology
Student score
89% HIGH
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£16k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Science (P.E. accepted) at grade C or better.

Scottish Highers

BTEC Diploma

Sports Science and Performance.

BTEC Certificate

Sports Science and Performance.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Sport Science

International Baccalaureate

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112-128 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

Sport and exercise psychology has expanded rapidly over the last few years, with an increasing need and recognition of sports science support services and public health and well-being initiatives. High profile events such as the Olympic and Commonwealth Games have provided us with noteworthy examples of the role played by sport and exercise psychology, both in preparing elite-level athletes for the pressures of competition and in using physical activity as a mode to foster improved quality of life. There has been, and there will continue to be, a growth in demand for well-qualified sport and exercise psychologists. At the University of Chichester, we are well-placed to contribute to meeting this demand. The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is taught by well-qualified and enthusiastic staff who have excellent national and international research and consultancy profiles.


Year 1: Psychology in the sport and exercise environment; personality and individual differences; acquisition and performance of sports skills; research methods for sports and exercise sciences 1; developmental psychology; studying sport, exercise and health sciences; elective options. Year 2: Psychology of training and competition; research methods for sports and exercise sciences 2; psychology of skill acquisition 1; psychosocial aspects of exercise and health; social psychology; health promotion, lifestyle and exercise; elective options. Year 3: Independent project (double module); group dynamics; applied sport and exercise psychology; counselling sport psychology; psychology of injury and rehabilitation; psychology of skill acquisition 2; psychology of youth sports; elective options.

University of Chichester

Students at play

Set in both the historic city of Chichester and the sunny seaside resort of Bognor Regis, you will be part of a welcoming and growing community. At Chichester you’ll be a name and not just another number; you can see this with our excellent student satisfaction and retention ratings. With a diverse range of subjects on offer, from Dance to History, Fine Art to Theology and an emphasis on Sport, Chichester is a great place live and a great place to study.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement

Year 1


Year 2


Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams

Year 1


Year 2


Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 96%
Student score 89% HIGH
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


Received sufficient advice and support



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
77% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
266 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
88% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 £16k LOW
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals


Graduates who are childcare and related personal services


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
One of the UK's fastest-growing subject at degree level, and the fourth most popular subject overall, one in 24 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) and some relevant work experience. But even though there are so many psychology graduates – far more than there are jobs in psychology – this degree has a lower unemployment rate than average because its grads are so flexible and well-regarded by business. With a mix of good people skills and with 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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