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Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter has a long-standing and international reputation for leading research in the field. Our world-renowned academics are recognised for their groundbreaking and innovative work within the academic community, and are also highly sought after by leading sports professionals and teams.Our friendly, intimate academic community provides a truly supportive environment for our staff and students that fosters a vibrant research culture. We are
Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter has a long-standing and international reputation for leading research in the field. Our world-renowned academics are recognised for their groundbreaking and innovative work within the academic community, and are also highly sought after by leading sports professionals and teams.
Our friendly, intimate academic community provides a truly supportive environment for our staff and students that fosters a vibrant research culture. We are continually evolving to ensure we remain at the forefront of pioneering research areas, but without losing the inclusive atmosphere that allows our academics to truly flourish. We have also enhanced our academic team with additional research staff who are distinguished worldwide for their studies.
We attract significant funding from UK Research Councils (including MRC, EPSRC, ESRC, and Royal Society), The National Institute of Health Research (Health Technology Assessment) the commercial sector (including Glaxo Smith-Kline, Unilever and Kellogg’s); and from sporting bodies (including UK Sport, UK Athletics, Manchester United Football Club and the Rugby Football Union).
Our research students have:
presented their work to international conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals prior to graduation;
won numerous international and national awards for research excellence;
all moved into full-time employment on graduation;
work in universities all over the UK as well as in Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mexico, Portugal, Singapore and the USA.
Children’s health and exercise
Human movement science
Physical activity and health across the lifespan
Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter has an excellent reputation with employers and our graduates are extremely competitive in the employment market. Whatever path you want to follow after graduation, you will be well-placed for careers in a number of employment sectors including academia, sport, exercise, leisure management and consultancy, health promotion, finance and marketing.
Normally a strong background in the field of study at undergraduate level or an MSc in a related subject that would underpin the knowledge required to conduct independent research as an MPhil/PhD student. This would usually require a good 2:1 BSc degree for UK students.
The University of Exeter is a global university and a member of the leading research-oriented UK universities, The Russell Group, The European University Association and the AMBA. As demonstrated in the REF 2014, 98% of the University of Exeter’s postgraduate research has been rated to be of international quality.
Out of its 27,000 students from over 150 countries, 5,600 of these are postgraduates, studying across the university’s three main campuses located across the South West. St Luke’s Campus and Streatham Campus are both based in Exeter, while Penryn Campus is located in Cornwall. All three campuses offer a unique location with beautiful beaches and countryside on their doorstep.