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Sport sciences work placements

Employers want candidates who can show they have skills beyond their degree so getting that extra experience during your time at Brunel can take you far and add value to your sport sciences degree.

You can opt for a placement course where you’ll gain work experience with one of our many prestigious partner organisations. Having an industry recognised company on your CV gives you a head start when you graduate as it showcases your ability to work in a competitive environment while using the latest practices, technologies and standards. 

Our partner organisations include: 

  • English Institute of Sport
  • The FA
  • UK Sport
  • British Cycling
  • Nike
  • IBM
  • Canon Europe
  • Sutton Tennis Academy
  • London-based Premier League and Championship football clubs. 

Our Professional Development Centre will work with you to develop your employability skills and will help you find the placement that is right for you so can you explore the world of work first hand.

You’ll also have the opportunity to attend workshops, webinars, networking events and receive personalised coaching – all designed to develop the transferable skills you need that are the most wanted by employers. As well as the quality research-led content, your learning is also focused on getting you job ready. Our employability modules will boost your CV writing, interview technique and transferable skills such as communication and time management. You'll also benefit from inspirational talks by industry influencers and our alumni, and you'll visit careers events that show you the range of jobs available out there. 

Skills you'll develop on a sport sciences placement

Written and verbal communication

Work management and planning

Research and analysis

Teamwork and interpersonal skills

Professionalism and customer focus

Working with information technology

Start your sport sciences career with an undergraduate course 


Psychology (Sport, Health and Exercise) BSc
Physical Education and Youth Sport BSc
Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences BSc
Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Coaching) BSc
Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Human Performance) BSc
Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Sport Development) BSc
Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences with Business Studies BSc
Life Sciences BSc