Loughborough University of Technology
Sport and Exercise Psychology BSc (Hons)
Loughborough University of Technology

Key Course Facts


Salary of Graduates in anatomy, physiology and pathology

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of anatomy, physiology and pathology at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24500 £26500 £30000
25-75 percentile range £21000 - £28000 £21000 - £31000 £25000 - £42000

Salary of all UK Graduates of anatomy, physiology and pathology

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22393 £21543 £25617
25-75 percentile range £19780 - £26056 £16212 - £26409 £19240 - £31968

Course Description

The role of a sport and exercise psychologist is vital to the world of sport and integral to population health.

Sport psychologists apply psychological knowledge to improve coaching, athlete learning and elite performance. They help athletes in many ways including staying motivated, managing competition pressure and coping with injury and mental health issues. Exercise psychologists, on the other hand, work to encourage the general population to engage in regular sport and exercise. Exercise psychologists also promote the mental health benefits of exercise and its capacity to reduce depression and anxiety and improve mood and well-being.

Loughborough University is famed for its contributions to sport science, coaching and elite sport, and our degree in BSc Sport and Exercise Psychology offers a unique opportunity to develop advanced knowledge and practical skills in relation to the psychological principles applied to sport and exercise – at the UK’s leading university for sport.

Covering all the core areas of psychology for BPS accreditation, our BSc Sport and Exercise Psychology degree will ensure you also gain an in-depth understanding of how psychological factors are used to understand and support the performance and well-being of athletes, coaches, teams and exercisers across the life span. While studying our Sport and Exercise Psychology course you will be taught by world-leading sport and exercise psychologists who are international scholars and practitioners in elite sport, youth sport, motivation, interpersonal relationships and exercise participation.

Our Sport and Exercise Psychology degree offers you exactly the same varied career opportunities as any psychology degree. However, you will emerge as a graduate with a stronger knowledge and skill base for working in the sport and exercise industry, and be better prepared for progressions on to an MSc in the discipline.

Accredited against the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Sport and Exercise Psychology BSc (Hons) at Loughborough University of Technology

20% Managers, directors and senior officials
10% Sales occupations
10% Customer service occupations
10% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Finance Professionals
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Sales occupations

Grading & Study Time

Depending on the nature of the material, some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 50% coursework and 50% examination), whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% by examination. Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including individual essays, projects, in-class tests, lab reports, contribution in tutorials, group work and presentations.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/. This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course. Loughborough also accepts a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/country/ Loughborough uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers outlined in the information given for each course. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/contextual-data/

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 5.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 7.0
    • MSc Media and Cultural Analysis, BSc Business and Management
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Sport and Exercise Psychology, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Sport and Exercise Psychology BSc (Hons)

EU £27250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £27250 year 1

Additional fee information

The fees stated above are for the 2023/24 academic year; fees for 2024/25 have not yet been confirmed by the UK government. We will update this information as soon as it is available. Fees are reviewed annually and are likely to increase to take into account inflationary pressures.

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by installment.

While the cost of your tuition covers lots of things, it doesn’t cover everything. For instance this course doesn’t cover the cost of any stationery, printing, books or re-assessments which you might need.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Loughborough University of Technology in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Loughborough University of Technology in related subject specific rankings.

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #6 
    • #7 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #8 
    • #11 
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #17 
    • #101 
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]
    • #36 
    • #201 
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #36 
    • #389 
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #44 
    • #401 
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 19 July, 2022]

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About Loughborough University of Technology

Founded in 1909, Loughborough University is located in the city of the same name, situated between Leicester and Nottingham. The university operates from two distinct campuses; the primary one in Loughborough, and the other in London. In the main Loughborough campus students enjoy access to up-to-date facilities such as their advanced SSEHS research laboratory, Pilkington Library, and numerous snack and restaurant options throughout the campus.

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