• Study mode: Full Time
  • Location: UCFB Wembley
  • Duration: Three Years
  • Start Date: September 2019

Course Overview

UCFB is a college of Bucks New University and this course is available to applicants from the UK, EU and EEA only.

In addition to promoting optimal sporting performance, the study of human thought and behaviour is invaluable within leadership and management.

Sports professionals have long known the benefits of what an understanding of psychology can bring to their performance. Athletes learn to motivate themselves in ways that they believe will improve performance, replacing self-doubt with positive thoughts about what they need to do in order to succeed. The ability to understand cognitive behaviour is also a key component of being a successful leader and manager.

On this course, you will be introduced to the world of sports psychology, examining social and developmental aspects and explore the areas of cognitive and biological psychology in order to gain a better understanding of the psychological impacts on the brain and body.

This programme is BPS accredited.

Find out more at ucfb.ac.uk.

Course Details

UCAS CODE: SP10

On this programme, you will examine the psychology of optimum performance, covering theories that explain behaviour in sport and the skills involved to improve performance. Individuals’ attitudes, personalities and their impact on behaviour on and off the pitch are explored along with research into contemporary issues in sports psychology.

The similarities of performance enhancement techniques employed in both the sport and business world will be examined, including motivation, decision making, leadership skills and team cohesion.

More information on the content of this course can be found at ucfb.ac.uk.

What are the course entry requirements?

Please visit our partner college's website for entry requirements.

Course Modules

Module Map

This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course.

Each module is worth a specified number of credits (typically either 15 or 30 credits for undergraduate courses). Compulsory (or ‘core’) modules cover key subject knowledge, while ‘option’ modules enable you to develop your own interests. For a full-time course you must take modules worth a total of 120 credits at each level of the course. The number of option modules you can take depends on the number of compulsory modules at each level. You can find more information about how your course is structured via the Academic Advice pages.

Our teaching is informed by research and employer requirements, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the subject area. In addition, where we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an option module, this may not be offered. If an option module does not run, we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

The modules available on this course are as follows:

Fees

How much does it cost

Please visit our partner college's website for information about fees.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:
0330 123 2023
advice@bucks.ac.uk

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks

Teaching team

Employability

What are my career prospects

The football and sports industry is growing at a rapid rate and shows no signs of slowing down.

UCFB’s Employability & Enrichment team provides students with numerous opportunities to apply for unique work experience roles in the UK and abroad. In the last six years, UCFB has provided work placement opportunities at organisations including The Football Association, UEFA, Premier League and Football League clubs, as well as an array of sponsors, suppliers and events in the world of sport.

UCFB’s approach is the perfect recipe for a student to set themselves up for a long, successful and fulfilling career in this exciting, multi-billion-pound, global industry.

Find out more at ucfb.ac.uk.