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Postgraduate Taught

Sport and Health Sciences

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Top 30 in the world for Sports-related subjects

QS World University Subject Rankings 2024

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Top 5 in the UK for Sports Science

4th (joint) in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

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1st in the UK for world-leading research in Sports Science 

REF 2021, based on research submitted to UoA24 Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism

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Dedicated laboratories for sport and exercise physiology, biomechanics and performance psychology

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As a postgraduate student in Public Health and Sport Sciences you will be welcomed into a friendly, intellectually stimulating and highly supportive learning environment. You’ll benefit from programmes enhanced by the past and current research of our academic staff who collaborate with industry, clinical populations, national and international organisations and professional athletes to advance knowledge within the discipline.

Public Health and Sport Sciences at the University of Exeter consistently ranks as one of the UK’s top sport science departments and maintains an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research, as well as an exceptional track record for student satisfaction.

Recognised for world-leading and internationally excellent research across the discipline (Research Excellence Framework, 2014), all of our teaching staff are active researchers and their work informs public policy on exercise and health. We also provide scientific support and consultancy services to national and international athletes and teams including Rugby Football Union, UK Athletics, England and Wales Cricket Board and the Football Association.

Alumnus Charlie Dean (MSc Sport and Health Sciences, 2015) shares his career journey