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Sports Studies and Psychology (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code:

    C6C8

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    3 years full time
    4-6 years part time

  • Starting:

    September

Get in touch


For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 894503

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Overview


This course will provide you with the chance to study across two departments to develop an understanding in human development, educational and sport issues. This course’s modules are flexible and allow you to tailor them to your interests and is ideal for those who want to study  diverse subject areas.

We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating* we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

*with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

Updated 15/10/2020

Highlights


  • Strong links to local industry partners, including Northampton Town FC, Northampton Saints and Northants County Cricket Club.
  • Internship opportunities.
  • Flexible module choices to tailor your degree to your needs.
  • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

Course Content


  • This course places a strong emphasis on the application of theories and concepts to practical issues such as the barriers to sport participation and the teaching of sports coaching. The course covers issues and methods of enquiry in present-day psychology and its applications to areas such as work, education, physical and mental health and crime.

    The programme provides useful experience for those intending to work in a range of career areas from mentoring to sport coaching. The course will also provide you with the skills to go on to further study and conduct in-depth research within these subjects.

    The modular curriculum allows study of key disciplines in Sport Studies and Psychology.  As well as gaining a valuable degree, students will also have the opportunity to attain various professional qualifications and work experience outside of the taught degree programme through work and volunteering placements. After graduating, you will be equipped with transferable critical and analytical skills which will greatly enhance your employability.

    Alongside developing your understanding and evaluation of sport in its many forms you will learn new ways of understanding how and why people think and act as they do. The course provides a progressive programme of study; the programme ensures you maintain flexibility and choice throughout your three years of study.

    Full time students take a set amount of modules for each stage for three years. Some modules are mandatory whilst others are selected from a wide range of options. In stage one important core ideas, evidence and methods are introduced. This basic knowledge is built upon in stages two and three to foster a cutting-edge understanding of topics.

    Partnerships and Accreditation

    If you choose to major in Psychology and complete the required modules, you will earn a degree that is accredited by the British Psychological Society, conferring the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).

    Methods of Learning

    Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical and laboratory workshops, computer assisted learning, independent and group work. Discussion and student participation is encouraged. Practical work will represent an important component of your course in each of the three years of study.

    Schedule

    Three years full time or four to six years on a flexible, part time basis.

    Assessments

    A variety of assessment strategies are used at each level to ascertain your level of competence in a range of academic and transferable skills. These strategies include essays, practical reports, multiple-choice tests, oral presentations, time-constrained essays, seen and unseen examinations, critical reviews and group project work.

  • UK & EU

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module

    Additional costs

    Additional costs will be incurred if you decide to participate in optional field trips/visits as part of your course. The exact cost will depend upon the location chosen for the trip.

    You will need to wear suitable sports kit for practical sessions as part of the course. We can purchase Sport and Exercise kit (polo shirts and hoodies) but these are not compulsory. The exact cost of kit will be provided at the start of the course.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    International

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,900

    Additional costs

    Additional costs will be incurred if you decide to participate in optional field trips/visits as part of your course. The exact cost will depend upon the location chosen for the trip.

    You will need to wear suitable sports kit for practical sessions as part of the course. We can purchase Sport and Exercise kit (polo shirts and hoodies) but these are not compulsory. The exact cost of kit will be provided at the start of the course.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,500

    International scholarships

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

  • You are encouraged to undertake a year-long placement in between Stages Two and Three of study. If you meet the entry criteria, and choose to take up a placement year you will find it an invaluable experience that helps you to apply your learning in your final year and prepares you for your career. We offer a lot of support in helping you to find a placement, which can be in the UK or overseas.

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