School of Sport and Exercise Sciences

The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences is recognised as a world-leading department where students are exposed to an innovative, research-led and applied curriculum. Our staff are extremely friendly, supportive and committed to the enhancement of your learning experience. We continually encourage you to challenge the status quo and subsequently seek to make a difference to professional practice, performance and the wider society.

Dr Rebecca Murphy MA; PhD; PG Cert (Psychology); SFHEA
Director, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Reader in Sport and Exercise Science
Member of the BASES Head of Department Forum

The home of sport and exercise sciences

At the forefront of innovation and development in sport and exercise sciences since 1975. We look forward to our 50-year celebrations coming in 2025. If you have studied here, worked with us or for us there will be lots going on through the year for you to be a part of.

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Our School philosophy is guided by the following principle

Our School Vision and Values

In addition to our commitment to University Vision and Values we are proud to have a Vision, Mission and Values for our School.

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School Vision

School Mission

School Values


of research in Sport and Exercise Sciences is classed as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021)


of graduates from the School secure employment or are in further study 15 months after graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2022)


in the World for Sports Science (QS World University Rankings 2024)

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