Psychology with Sport Sciences BSc (Hons)


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Exercising doesn’t just have a physical benefit on our bodies. Research has shown it can also enhance mood and have a positive impact on our general health and wellbeing.

By studying this BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sport Sciences, you will gain an understanding of the theories and practices behind how we think and behave. To do this you will draw upon disciplines within psychology including cognitive psychology, psychobiology, development and social psychology. In addition you will learn about the practical aspects of physiology, anatomy and biomechanics.

You will learn in a range of ways from lectures, workshops and practical sessions delivered by our approachable, research-engaged staff. During the degree you will utilise our state-of-the-art facilities such as the sports research laboratories.

caption:Our BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sport Sciences students have access to state of the art facilities here at Northumbria University.

As you progress, you will select optional modules from both psychology and/or sports sciences such as paediatric sports and exercise science or mindfulness, which reflect your own particular interests and expertise.

In your final year you will also conduct your own original piece of research allowing you to graduate with not only a degree in psychology with sport sciences but also valuable transferable skills in problem-solving and critical thinking. This project may have a sports theme.

In developing your understanding of both BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sports Sciences, you will be well-placed for a career in research, counselling, sport and exercise psychology, sport science or further education.

Upon graduation, the British Psychological Society (BPS) will allow you to apply for Graduate Membership of the Society*; the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist**.

The course also provides an excellent preparation should you wish to pursue accreditation with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).

87% in work or further study within six months of graduating (Unistats 2014)

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Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) to provide Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).



FacilitiesWhen you want to get hands-on experience within Psychology we can support you. The Department of Psychology provides students with the use of a number of dedicated specialist and flexible teaching laboratories for both practical work and to support students in their studies.


Discover MoreAlmost three quarters of Northumbria’s psychology research is judged to have outstanding reach and significance for its impact, placing us top 20 in the UK (REF 2014).

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Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time

Department Psychology

Location Northumberland Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2016

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