Bangor University: Performance Psychology

InstitutionBangor University View institution profile
Department School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences View department profile
Telephone 01248 388256
Study type Taught


This distance MSc degree in Performance Psychology is aimed at anyone who has an interest in performance psychology that will better prepare you to perform as a coach, an athlete, or work as an applied performance psychologist in sport, business, armed forces, and the performing arts. You will study the following topics: Personality, Team and Individual Resilience, Stress and Performance, Motivation, Mental Toughness, Team Cohesion and Dynamics, Leadership, Coach-Athlete Relationship, Psychological Skills Training, Accelerating Skill Development, Identifying and Developing Talent, Supervised Applied Experience, and Individual Characteristics Relating to Peak Performance. To complete the degree, students will be given the opportunity to conduct applied or theoretical research projects or a dissertation on a topic of their choice. The course is delivered by staff from the Institute for the Psychology of Elite Performance (IPEP). The online degree in Performance Psychology is modelled upon existing psychological components of our BPS accredited MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology degree program that IPEP currently delivers. All modules are delivered by IPEP staff who currently work within elite level sport and business. All our teaching is led by staff that publish research that is judged to be of International Standard or World Leading (latest Research Exercise Framework; REF 2014).


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