Core Module Information
Module title: Psychology in Football

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES07115
Module leader: George Andronikos
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science


Description of module content:

This module will provide you with an introduction to key areas of psychology related to football. Content will focus on contemporary themes that will be linked either with the individual player or the team (LO1-LO3). You will be working collaboratively in groups which will enable you to develop communication and teamwork skills and enhance your learning experience (LO4).
More specifically the topics that will be covered in relation to individual characteristics will include: arousal, stress, anxiety, confidence, attention, and motivation
Topics in relation to team characteristics such as: team dynamics, team building and cohesion.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

LO1: Acquire an understanding of the role of sport psychology within football

LO2: Develop an awareness and define key theoretical concepts in relation to the individual player (e.g. motivation, personality, stress)

LO3: Gain an appreciation of and define the key theories in relation to the team (e.g. group dynamics, cohesion)

LO4: Demonstrate the ability to communicate and work effectively as a team to outline a sport psychology topic

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: George Andronikos
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 14
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 156
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 50 1 & 2 7 HOURS= 01.00
Oral Presentation 50 1, 2, 3 & 4 12 HOURS= 00.20
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SES07115 Psychology in Football