Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

If you are interested in studying sport in all its diversity and forging a career in sport-related work, we welcome your application to study at Brunel. We recognise that students learn in different ways and we include a wide range of effective learning, teaching and assessment methods.


There is a strong link between research and teaching enhanced by Sport Sciences' vibrant research culture with its two research centres, regular seminar programme and visiting scholars. There are staff with national and international reputations for their research and publications and some who are accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), which enables them to work with high performance athletes.

Cutting Edge 

Our research is at the forefront of research in Sport Sciences - we teach at the cutting edge and our students learn from the specialists who are generating the new knowledge in Sport Sciences. Consequently, a postgraduate qualification from Brunel is one way to enhance your employability in this field. 

Our work with major sport agencies, policy makers and blue chip companies is evidence of how our expertise is recognised by the sport sector at all levels and a strong indicator of the relevance, topical and up-to-date nature of our work. 

Benefits to Students 

There are multiple benefits for students from these relationships, both in terms of knowledge but also through placements and dissertation opportunities.  

Among others, we work with Sport England, UK Sport, UK Athletics, British Cycling, the English Institute of Sport, the Commonwealth Secretariat, British Psychological Society, NSPCC, local health partnerships, the United Nations and UNICEF, the FA, the ICC, StreetGames, IMG and Nike....and of course with schools and coaches.  

We have many examples of how our links with these organisations have provided employment or experience opportunities for our students.

Former Student Brings Britain’s Basketball Stars Back to Brunel

A former Brunel student has returned to the university to put on a one day showcase fundraiser for British basketball.

Sam Neter, a first class Sport Sciences student who graduated in 2008, now runs leading UK basketball website On Sunday June 15 Neter, staged the inaugural Hoopsfix All-Star Classic in aid of the Hoopsfix Foundation – a newly-launched not-for-profit initiative dedicated to helping grow the game in the UK.

Page last updated: Monday 21 July 2014