Bangor University: Performance Psychology

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Department School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences
Telephone 01248 388256
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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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About Bangor University
Bangor University offers an experience unlike any other, based between the mountains and the sea in north Wales, let the stunning backdrop inspire you whilst the facilities impress you. A vibrant, convenient and student-centred place to study, the size and friendly nature of the University is why many students choose to study here.

As a University which provides strong support for research activities, there are several subject related specialist resources such as a research vessel, MRI Scanner, climatic chamber, Natural History Museum and Botanical Gardens. You too can be a part of impactful …

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