Sports Science degrees at the University of Birmingham

Study Sports Science degrees at an outstanding global university. Learn more about how you can be part of our community at Birmingham.


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Study the science behind sport and physical activity, and gain real-life experience as a professional coach or exercise professional at the University of Birmingham. 

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences

If you are interested in the science behind sport, exercise and physical activity, and want to find a course that gives you opportunities to spend time in the laboratory developing your scientific skills, this programme will suit you.

BSc (Hons) Sport, Physical Education and Coaching Science

Gaining real-life experience of working in sports clubs, schools and community groups is essential if you are an aspiring teacher, coach or exercise professional, so this course is designed to provide you with opportunities to develop your employability skills as you study.

Why Birmingham?

It's an exciting time to join us, here are just a few reasons why we think Birmingham is the right choice for you:

  • We are ranked first in the UK for Sport Science in The Sunday Times and The Times Good University Guide 2017.
  • The combined impact of the new £55m sports centre, our custom-built Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences facility and access to UBSport with their wide range of clubs, make Birmingham an ideal destination for students interested in sport science.
  • Our Sport and Exercise Sciences graduates are highly employable with 98% in jobs or further study within six months of graduation (DLHE 2014/15).
  • Our Sport, Physical Education and Coaching Science degree offers excellent career opportunities with an impressive graduate employability rate of 96% (DLHE 2014/15).

My favourite things...

Students from around the world tell us their favourite things about living and studying at the University of Birmingham


Students describe their experiences on the Sport and Exercise Sciences undergraduate degree course.


Sport, Physical Education and Coaching Science students describe their experiences on the undergraduate degree course.

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