Study Sports Science at a global University in 2018

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?

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Join our community of over 5000 international students from 150 countries worldwide. 

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

  • 5th in the world – We are ranked fifth in world for sports-related subjects in the QS World University Rankings 2017
  • 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.
  • Excellent career opportunities - we are ranked first in the UK for graduate employability, for Sport, Physical Education and Coaching Science (DLHE 2015/16).
  • Our students and alumni are Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Champions. 
  • Live and study on a beautiful campus at the heart of the UK
  • Enjoy easy access to buzzing cities and peaceful countryside, at a fraction of the cost of London

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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