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Undergraduate Study

Sport and Health Sciences

12th in the world for Sports-related subjects

QS World University Rankings 2019

3rd for Sports Science in The Complete University Guide 2020

88% of our students go into graduate employment or further study within six months of graduating

Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey 2016/17

3rd in the Russell Group in the National Student Survey 2019

94% of Sport Sciences students agreed they were satisfied with the quality of their course 

Sport and Health Sciences ranks as one of the top departments in the UK to study sport and exercise sciences, with an excellent reputation for both teaching and research.

If you want an innovative and holistic scientific approach to understanding sporting performance, exercise and health, combined with an excellent general education that can lead to a wide range of employment opportunities, then our undergraduate degrees are for you.

You will study at the historic St Luke’s Campus, which provides extensive facilities including purpose-built laboratories for sport and exercise physiology, sports biomechanics, health and performance psychology research, and a virtual reality lab.

Many of our students represent the University in their chosen sport and a number have achieved regional, national and international sporting success. We have an excellent Sports Scholarship Scheme and sports scholars succeed academically whilst also pursuing their sporting careers.

You will benefit from our highly supportive teaching and learning environment that incorporates the latest research findings and methodologies, to place you at the cutting-edge of the field. All our teaching staff are research active and their work informs the development of new products, the practice of international athletes and teams, and public policy on exercise and health.

The St Luke’s Campus has a great community feel and you get to know everyone very quickly and see lots of familiar faces.

I found the different modules available very interesting, I liked how the first year was full of variety so I was able to find out what my interests were.

Personally, I loved biomechanics and it was something I hadn’t really done before at school, so having the opportunity to do it this year was really exciting.

The teaching is great. All of the staff are enthusiastic and want to help as much as possible. Tutorials are offered all year to help with understanding and coursework. I found Daryl Wilkerson’s tutorial particularly useful as he offered assistance with our biomechanics lab report. Lee Wylie also offered lots of support with our sport physiology coursework. I wasn’t very confident with coursework as I didn’t do any during my A-Levels so having that help available was such a relief!

After my degree I think I’ll do a master’s degree, either in physiotherapy or biomechanics.

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Studying BSc Sport and Health Sciences

My second year Sport Psychology module was brilliant. Each week coming to lectures I was curious to hear the lecturer’s teaching and left with an eagerness to explore and learn more about the subject. Altogether the module was a fantastic learning experience and equipped me with skills which I use going forwards throughout my degree.


Studying BSc Psychology with Sport and Exercise Sciences