Postgraduate study

Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Our staff expertise, combined with on-going investment in buildings, teaching facilities, laboratories and equipment, makes the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences a stimulating, multidisciplinary environment in which to study.

Why choose to study with us?

The academics at Loughborough are established specialists in their respective fields. This means that the information I have received is based on the latest research, giving me an up-to-date understanding of sport psychology." Nicholas, MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology.

NICHOLAS, MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology

  • 4th in the UK for Sport Science (The Complete University Guide 2018)
  • 1st in the world for Sports-related subjects (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017)

We are a globally recognised centre of excellence for the study of sport, exercise and health across the natural and social sciences.

Recently ranked first in the world for sport in the QS World University Rankings 2017, our wide-ranging expertise encompasses such diverse areas as medicine, molecular biology, nutrition, physiology, biomechanics, economics, pedagogy, psychology, sociology and sport management.

Loughborough attracts influential sport organisations from across the country, who wish to partner with us on a range of cutting-edge research, teaching and enterprise activities. These partnerships benefit postgraduate students by ensuring the School’s teaching and research is informed by industry and has a real-world impact on society, culture and the economy.

Staff within the School are renowned internationally for the quality of their teaching and research, which has influenced policy and practice around the world. Knowledge gained from our research underpins the teaching and variety of learning experiences offered through the School’s comprehensive range of postgraduate taught and research degrees.

Extracurricular opportunities

We have a huge offering of sporting opportunities outside of your studies. A full list of our sports clubs can be found here. We also offer recreational fitness societies, including our Recreational Running Society and our Fitness and Wellbeing Society, which provides a platform for members to exchange their ideas and experiences of their own training regimes. We also have the My Lifestyle programme, which offers a free weekly timetable of fitness classes and sports activities for students who want to try something new and keep fit in a fun environment, free from competition.

Our facilities

Our extensive range of first-class facilities are designed to help you throughout your studies and fully-equip you for your future endeavours.

We are proud to have one of the largest single-site, green campuses in the UK. We have a thriving postgraduate community and we offer our students the most advanced facilities for learning and research.

The School is based inside an £8 million development, housing 27 laboratories with specialist equipment for the study of human biology, psychology, physiology, and biomechanics. These include the latest physiological, molecular and environmental technologies, two climatic chambers and bespoke training and testing equipment.

We also offer a number of versatile study areas and well-maintained seminar rooms. You will also have access to our library, which has excellent learning resources and additional workshops that are free for you to attend to develop your critical thinking skills and approach to academic reading throughout your postgraduate studies. Also available on campus is a bank, a Medical Centre and physiotherapist, grocery stores, a cycle shop, a parcel service, a pharmacy and an opticians. The local bus service links the University with the town centre and railway station, and students can ride for free across campus.