University of Birmingham

Birmingham is at the forefront of national and international research and is currently ranked fifth in the UK for research excellence. For over a hundred years our research has contributed to the advancement and application of knowledge. Our groundbreaking investigation into the treatment of cancer and pioneering work on space exploration are just two examples of this.

About us

Founded in 1900, the University of Birmingham has a long tradition of discovery, invention and original thinking across the major disciplines. With more than 26,000 students and more than 400 programmes of study, it is one of the UK's most popular universities.

About the faculty

The School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences is the top-rated sport science department in the UKand one of the longest established in Europe for scientific research into sport, exercise, health and rehabilitation.

We are interested in finding new ways to support the physical activity and sport needs of all individuals and communities ranging from elite athletes, to young children, elderly exercisers, inactive groups and those recovering from illness or injury.

The University of Birmingham also boasts the largest custom built Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences facility in the UK, thanks to a £16.4 million investment. This includes teaching and research laboratories for physiology, biochemistry, psychophysiology, biomechanics, sport psychology, motor skills, immunology, muscle mechanics and the neurophysiology of movement.