Sports science degrees at UK universities combine excellence in teaching with state-of-the-art laboratories, facilities and equipment, getting the best out of students both mentally and physically.
Almost all degree courses can be combined with a professional placement which offers the chance to gain invaluable work experience and a possible introduction to your future employer, or contacts which can help in years to come.
Do you want to apply to study sports science? Learn more about the top five UK universities for sports science (2020 Guardian University Guide) below and arrange a free consultation with SI-UK London or Manchester today to get your application started.
Top Five UK Universities for Sports Science
1. University of Glasgow
Ranked the number one university in the UK for sports science, the University of Glasgow’s physiology and sports science degree will prepare students for research, teaching and counselling careers across a wide range of disciplines.
The University of Glasgow is one of the top 100 universities in the world (THE World Rankings) and 29,000 students from more than 140 countries choose to study at this Scottish university for its world class teaching and facilities.
- Undergraduate course to consider: BSc (hons) Physiology & Sports Science
2. Kingston University
Kingston University was ranked the best university in England for sports science and the Sport Science BSc (Hons) course received 100% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2018 and 2019.
Students will study modules such as Sport and Exercise Psychology, The Science and Practice of Coaching and Research Methods in Exercise Science and take advantage of state-of-the-art exercise physiology lab facilities.
- Undergraduate course to consider: BSc (hons) Sport Science (Coaching)
3. Loughborough University
Loughborough University has been ranked as the number one university in the world for sports related courses four years in a row by the QS World University rankings and Loughborough's School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences offers extensive laboratories allowing the very best learning experience for international students.
The BSc (hons) sport & exercise science will develop your knowledge and understanding of the Sport and Exercise Sciences that will be underpinned by a thorough scientific appreciation of the disciplines of physiology, biochemistry, biomechanics, motor control and psychology.
- Undergraduate course to consider: BSc (hons) Sport & Exercise Science
4. University of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham is ranked 6th in the world for sports related subjects (QS World Rankings) and 96% of students would recommend the University of Birmingham as a great place to study (NSS 2019). Birmingham is also a Gold rated UK university (Teaching Excellence Framework).
Kingstun Nelson, a Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences student at the University, said: “I chose to study here as I fell in love with the city of Birmingham...The University has some of the largest sports science facilities in the country, and many of the staff are internationally recognised in their fields, so the lecturers are really knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the modules they are teaching.
- Undergraduate course to consider: BSc (hons) Sport, Physical Education & Coaching Science
5. Manchester Metropolitan University
Sports science students at Manchester Metropolitan University can take advantage of unique links with Manchester City FC and opt to spend their third year getting a taste of professional life in a sports or health organisation with the four-year sandwich route. The University is ranked number one in the UK for student experience for sport science (2019 Times Higher Education Subject Rankings).
Many international graduates go on to work as a sports scientist with professional athletes and clubs, within the NHS, or with private healthcare providers.
- Undergraduate course to consider: BSc (hons) Sport, Physical Activity & Health
Study Sports Science in the UK
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