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Our Courses

Pete Mackreth

Message from the Dean, Pete Mackreth

As one of the largest providers of sport in UK higher education, you will have the opportunity to create a lifelong network of peers, and have access to our national and international networks.

We have world leading experts across the disciplines of sport which support our curriculum and industry partnerships. These include physical activity interventions for health, anti-doping policy and practice, professionalisation of sport coaching, weight management and obesity prevention, equity and social justice, sport and leisure policy, the science of performance in rugby and extreme environments.

We have educated and developed generations of physical education teachers, and now boast a range of subject areas which have grown out of this foundation. Our courses provide distinctive pathways to meet the requirements of an evolving sport and physical activity industry. We have a strong interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research ensuring a vocationally relevant, applied and authentic education for all our students.

Our teaching is underpinned by our staff’s research; which was ranked second in the country in the most recent Research Excellence Framework when accounting for research quality and the number of contributing staff.