Sport Sciences

As a student on one of our sports-related courses you will benefit from access to first-class facilities and the wide-ranging world-renowned expertise of our teaching staff - plus all that our outstanding campus has to offer.

Why choose Sport Sciences at Loughborough?

We enjoy a reputation for academic excellence, teaching quality, state-of-the-art facilities and leading research. You will benefit from our unique connections with the sport and leisure industry, coaching and development, sport and exercise medicine, and health and wellbeing.

Ranked 1st in the world for sports-related subjects for four years running (QS World Rankings 2020), our sport courses are taught by internationally renowned academics and guest speakers. Consistently ranked highly in university league tables, we offer you the chance to tailor your studies through attractive optional modules that reflect the multidisciplinary breadth of our expertise.

Our first place ranking for sports science in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 is a further testament to the high standard of teaching, facilities and all-round experience we offer to our students.

Ranked No1 in the world for sport-related subjects (QS World Rankings 2020)

We're ranked 1st in the world for sports-related subjects

You'll have the opportunity to go on a professional placement or study exchange for a year

We have strong links with leading employers and a range of organisations and provide support to students wishing to undertake a year-long work placement through our four-year sport courses. A placement year helps to develop essential skills and foster valuable industry contacts.

We also offer students the opportunity to undertake a year-long study exchange at one of our international partner universities.

96% of our recent graduates are in employment or further study

Over 96% of our recent graduates were in employment and/or further study six months after graduating. Our students go on to enjoy rewarding careers across a diverse range of organisations.
Recent graduate destinations have included BSkyB, Aviva, Chelsea FC, Adidas, Youth Sport Trust, Deloitte, UK Sport, Brain Injury Trust, Mondelez International, GlaxoSmithKline and numerous schools and NHS Trusts.

You'll have access to our fantastic facilities

School and University sports facilities include: 27 laboratories, including the latest physiological, molecular and environmental technologies; two climatic chambers; bespoke training and testing equipment; specialist human biology, psychology, physiology and biomechanics laboratories; a National Gymnastics Performance and Research Centre; 50 metre swimming pool; netball and badminton centre; high performance athletics centre; floodlit all-weather areas and a water-based hockey pitch.

The teaching quality and facilities are outstanding; I’m amazed by every lab or sporting facility I walk into.

Alexander BSc Sport Management