Sports Science

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Benefit from our cutting-edge facilities and links with sporting organisations and professional bodies

Undergraduate courses Undergraduate courses

Exercise and Fitness Management

BSc (Hons) Endorsed

Combining the scientific and managerial aspects of exercise and fitness, this course provides entry to the Register of Exercise Professionals Level 3 (REPs) and is a sound preparation for roles in the health and fitness industry

Sport and Exercise Science

BSc (Hons) Endorsed

Endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES), this course combines scientific rigour and practical experience in sport, exercise and health

Sports Development

BSc (Hons) Endorsed

As one of the first in the country to receive endorsement from SkillsActive, we offer a contemporary, relevant and highly vocational course for those looking to thrive in the sports sector

Sports Management with Business Communication

BSc (Hons)

A course for international students to study the theory and practice of sports management alongside refining their English language and communication skills

Sports Science and Management

BSc (Hons)

This top up course for Foundation Degree and HND students will build upon your previous studies and give you the necessary skills and knowledge needed to embark upon a successful graduate level career within the sports industry

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Postgraduate courses Postgraduate courses

Clinical Exercise Science


Designed to address the clinical aspects of exercise, this vocational course meets today’s demand for qualified Clinical Exercise Specialists (CES)

Sport and Exercise Psychology (BPS Accredited)

MSc Accredited

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), this course is the first stage towards becoming a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist in this specialist area of sport

Sports Management


A course combining professional managerial skills with specialist knowledge of sport in preparation for management or leadership positions in a variety of sport-related areas

Sports Performance


Encompassing biomechanics, physiology and psychology, this course utilises interdisciplinary scientific study and applies theory to practice in order to optimise sport performance

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Postgraduate Research

Research in sport science at Portsmouth explores issues in psychology, physiology, biomechanics and sports development. We have fully-equipped laboratories and clinics to explore factors in sport science, and links with national and international bodies in the discipline.

We welcome PhD and other research degree applications. To find out more visit the Graduate School website or send in an enquiry form, and one of our postgraduate tutors will get in touch with you.

Our MRes Science provides an excellent opportunity for students to focus their research interests on one or two areas of science.

Graduate School

The University of Portsmouth Graduate School is a dedicated centre for all postgraduate research students and supervisors. It supports, administers and coordinates training for the MPhil, PhD, and Professional Doctorate programmes. We have a dynamic population of over 600 research students, including many international students, who form an essential and valued part of the of the University’s research culture.

The Graduate School is here to guide you through the necessary steps to becoming a postgraduate research student. A good starting point is to look at the different research degree options we offer and then to consider the research degree areas we can supervise.

If you have any questions about studying for a research degree at the University of Portsmouth, please complete our enquiry form and read more about how to apply.

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