Sport Sciences

Loughborough University has been ranked 1st in the world for sports-related subjects for five years running (QS World Rankings by Subject 2021).

1st in the world for the fifth time running for sport-related subjects QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021
3rd in the UK for Sport Science (including Sports Technology) The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021
1st in the UK for University Facilities Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2020
100% of research impact rated 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' REF 2014

Sport-related subjects at Loughborough

As a student in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University you will benefit from access to world-renowned teaching staff and first-class facilities, as well as having the opportunity to put theory into practice during a professional placement.

Highly rated in national university league tables, our sport-related courses are informed by our world leading research, ensuring your studies keep pace with the latest developments in sport and exercise science, and helping you prepare for employment or further study.

You will benefit from the School’s influence and standing within the sport and exercise industry with the opportunity to secure vocational experiences that will enhance your prospects for employability.

Links with elite athlete development programs on the Loughborough campus will also provide you with a unique opportunity to gain experience of applied sport science whilst you study.

Links with industry

All students have the opportunity to undertake a placement year or international study year during their degree, providing first-hand practical work experience that can help you to stand out in the increasingly competitive graduate job market.

Making use of Loughborough’s unparalleled links across the sports industry, our students have gained practical experience with Tottenham Hotspur Club, the English Institute of Sport, Leicester Tigers, Adidas, and the Leicester Diabetes Research Centre, to name a few.

Facilities

The Loughborough University campus offers the largest concentration of world-class training facilities in the country, is home to national and regional centres for many sports and runs the most comprehensive sports development programme in the UK.

As a result, our students have access to bespoke training and testing equipment, the latest physiological, molecular, and environmental technologies, two climate chambers, and a range of dedicated laboratories. These facilities support students in developing the professional skills needed in careers across sport and exercise science.

Career opportunities

Our graduates progress into careers within scientific and medical research, coaching, education, industrial research and development, sport policy, sport psychologists, sports agents, health promotion, commerce, finance, and management.

Our graduates have gone on to pursue a diverse array of exciting and rewarding careers with a wide range of employers,

Recent graduate destinations have included BSkyB, Aviva, Chelsea FC, Adidas, Youth Sport Trust, British Rowing, Deloitte, UK Sport, UK Anti-Doping, Brain Injury Trust, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mondelez International, GlaxoSmithKline, England Hockey and numerous schools and NHS Trusts.