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Sport sciences postgraduate courses

Postgraduate study will take your learning to a higher academic level. When studying a postgraduate sport sciences degree at Brunel you’ll learn and work with some of our world-renowned academics. You’ll discover new ways of thinking and solving problems, advance your knowledge and understanding of your discipline and develop your broader, transferable skills – all of which will help you build a successful career. 

Brunel is a top 5 university for sport, health and exercise sciences research

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Top 25 most international university in the world

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017

Postgraduate courses

Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences MSc
Sport and Exercise Psychology MSc


Tailored support to help you get the best out of your time at Brunel

Our Graduate School provides a variety of workshops including personal, professional and research skills development to complement your studies, alongside access to high quality online courses and resources.

You’ll have access to a 24/7 dedicated social space in the Graduate School, and the opportunity to meet members of the postgraduate community from all parts of the University.

Taught by experts 

You’ll be taught by experts who use research-led teaching to ensure course content is up-to-date and original so that you get a unique study experience.

José González-Alonso is Professor of Exercise and Cardiovascular Physiology

José González-Alonso is Professor of Exercise and Cardiovascular Physiology. His research into the physiological factors that limit athletic performance has contributed to the science behind sports drinks.

As an endurance runner himself he’s proud of his influence in the development of cooling jackets to improve athletes’ endurance and performance in hot weather competitions. His recent work investigated the mechanisms controlling tissue blood flow during heating and cooling of the legs. José teaches physiology across our Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences courses.

Alumni focus

Brunel sport sciences alumni, Jamie Thomas compiling reports on the performance of Team GB rowers

A former Brunel student’s work behind the scenes helped secure nine rowing medals, six of them gold, for Team GB and Paralympics GB at the Rio 2016 Games. As an added bonus, two of those medals were won by Brunel alumni!

Jamie Thomas (MSc Sport Sciences – Human Performance, 2011) compiles reports on the rowers’ performance to help the coaches make any necessary adjustments for improvement.

The biomechanical methods and knowledge learned during his postgraduate course were invaluable in helping Jamie gain a role as a Biomechanist at British Rowing – the National Governing Body for Rowing.

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