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University of Salford

Psychology of Sport

UCAS Code: CC86

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


General studies is accepted.

Applicants may use any number of GCE AS Levels to contribute towards 104 UCAS Tariff Point requirements. GCE AS Level General Studies is accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:0,P:0

60 credits required in total, including 45 credits at level 3, with a minimum of 30 level 3 credits at Distinction grade. The other 15 credits will be level 2 and will not be graded. Applicants must hold full separate GCSE Maths & English at grade C or 4 (or above), or a suitable equivalent (e.g. Key Skills/ Functional Skills level 2).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

Applicants must hold English Language and Mathematics as composite parts of the IBDP, or suitable GCSE (or equivalent) qualifications in Mathematics and English.

112 UCAS points required. Must include English, Mathematics and a Science at Higher H6 grade or above (D3 grade in old system) or Ordinary O4 grade or above (C2 grade in old system).

112 UCAS points required. Must include English, Mathematics and a Science at Higher H6 grade or above (D3 grade in old system) or Ordinary O4 grade or above (C2 grade in old system).

Applicants may use any number of Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificates to contribute towards 104 UCAS Tariff Point requirement.

In combination with other suitable qualifications contributing towards 112 UCAS tariff points total.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D,M,M

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D,M

In combination with other suitable qualifications contributing towards 112 UCAS tariff points total.

112 UCAS points. Scottish Highers may be combined with Advanced Highers to contribute to 112 Tariff Point requirement.

112 UCAS points. Highers may be combined with Advanced Highers to contribute to 112 Tariff Point requirement.

UCAS Tariff

112
86%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Sport and exercise psychology

The BSc (hons) Psychology of Sport is taught jointly by experienced staff from Psychology and Sports Science within the School of Health & Society. Our degree provides an excellent foundation for any student interested in a career as a psychologist with a particular focus on applying those skills in the broad areas of sport and exercise.
This course offers you the chance to study in an excellent department equipped to the highest standards with Psychology and Sports facilities.
This course is designed to provide you with in-depth knowledge and opportunities for learning a wide range of concepts relevant to psychology and sport. It has a hands-on approach to developing research skills and encourages you to apply the theory to real-world settings. The final year gives you the opportunity to specialise in areas of psychology and sport that interest you and to undertake a supervised research project of your own.

Modules

During your first year you will complete modules such as Psychology of Exercise and Health, Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology, and Introduction to Sports Psychology. Moving into your second year you will build on the knowledge gained in your first year of studies. You will study a range of modules including Practical Applications of Sports and Exercise Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Individual Differences and Social Psychology. Your third year will allow you to tailor your studies to your area of interest. Examples of modules you can choose to take are Forensic Psychology, Brain and Behaviour, Applied Case studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology. A work placement is also available in the final year.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Health Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

72%
low
Sport and exercise psychology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

81%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Psychology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,484
low
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
84%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Caring personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Sport and exercise psychology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£15k

£15k

£18k

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£17k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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