Our three research groups explore basic science questions alongside projects with strong societal impact. The groups have received funding from a range of prestigious organisations such as the Economic and Social Research Council, International Olympic Committee, World Anti-Doping Agency, Sport England, Rugby Football Union, and British Heart Foundation.
We have an outstanding reputation for both education and research. We were ranked 9th in the Times Good University Guide for Sports Science in 2018, and 13th for research intensity in the REF2014, with many research activities rated as 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'. We consistently rank highly for both student satisfaction (91% of our sports science students expressed overall satisfaction with their course in NSS 2018) and employability (Top for graduate employability in sport science in TGUG 2019).
Whatever your path, you'll find an active and engaged community of sports and therapy professionals, who will help you develop the skills you need for your future.
Our goal is to become a ‘player’ on both a national and international stage and bring an integration of the different disciplines to create cutting-edge teaching and research programmes, with real world impact. Our aim is to make a difference.
Our School has a proven track record of excellence in teaching, research and applied sports science.
The majority of our research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the most recent Research Assessment Framework (REF 2014).