Ranked first for Sport Science
The University of Birmingham has been ranked number one in the UK for Sport Science in The Sunday Times and The Times Good University Guide 2015.
The league table examined factors such as student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects and awarded Birmingham the maximum overall score of 100.
In 1946, the University of Birmingham became the first university in the UK to offer a degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences, extending the original focus on Physical Education. Today, the University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences offers a range of study options at undergraduate, Masters and PhD level.
Undergraduate programmes include honours degrees in:
The School has an excellent record of employment, with over 97% of its graduates in jobs or further study six months after graduation (DLHE 2012/13 data).
Following a £16.4m investment the School is based in the country’s largest custom-built Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences facility. It houses teaching and research laboratories for physiology, biochemistry, psychophysiology, biomechanics, sport and exercise psychology, motor skills, immunology, muscle mechanics and the neurophysiology of movement. The School is also ranked first in the UK in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008) for the quality of its research. #
As part of its ongoing strong commitment to sport, exercise and physical activity, the University of Birmingham is investing in a new £55 million sports centre due to open in early 2016.
Take a fly-through of the new sports centre in the video below.