The University of Birmingham has been ranked number 1 out of 76 universities for Sport Sciences subjects in the Complete University Guide 2014 league tables.

School of Sport and Exercise Sciences

Head of School, Professor Kathleen Armour, said "We are all proud to be working in a field that has so much to offer contemporary society, and to be recognised for the strength of our contribution. Our School is a great place to study and work, and we look forward to welcoming visitors to our forthcoming Open Days. Look out for new developments when we incorporate Physiotherapy into the School from the 1st of August. We are also changing our name to The School of Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation Sciences to reflect the breadth of our work. Exciting times here at Birmingham!"

University of Birmingham Vice-Chancellor Professor David Eastwood said: “I am delighted with our latest league table performances which reflect our ambition to become a truly exceptional university. As well as our focus on research excellence, we are committed to delivering a first-class experience for our students in every aspect of their university life; from exemplary teaching and sector-leading careers support, to outstanding facilities and a vibrant social life. Whilst we are clearly heading in the right direction, in a highly competitive market it is vital that we remain focused on our ambition and continue to build on our successes.”

Data for the The Complete University Guide rankings have been derived from official sources and have been meticulously checked directly with the universities to create an independent and authoritative league table designed to match applicants’ needs. The Sport Sciences league table, full methodology and other information are available at