Get a head start in your career at the University of Brighton

The University of Brighton is in the top 25 for sports science in the Guardian university league tables 2019 and a top 20 university for world-leading research impact in sport and exercise science (REF 2014).

Based on the university’s Eastbourne campus you’ll have access to extensive facilities including a climbing wall, 25m swimming pool, artificial outdoor pitch, dance studios and BASES accredited sport and exercise science labs.

Work-related experience
All courses offer opportunities to apply your learning through placement and volunteering opportunities with local, national and international sports organisations.

Our graduates go on to varied careers from education and youth work to consultancy and coaching. Previous graduates have worked for the EIS, the Canadian Olympic Team, Xtreme Everest Expedition and Sky Sports. 

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate courses


The University of Brighton is a CIMSPA Higher Education Partner

CIMSPA Higher Education Partners are part of CIMSPA’s sector wide engagement involving over 500 Employer Partners, Awarding Organisation Partners and Training Provider Partners. CIMSPA Higher Education Partners represent the sport and physical activity sector’s leading universities and higher education institutes. The endorsement of CIMSPA reflects a commitment by Higher Education providers to equip students with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to effectively transition into roles in the sector by aligning courses with professional standards.

CIMSPA endorsed degree programmes are certified as meeting professional standards set by the most highly regarded employers in the sector. Once an institute has become a CIMSPA partner, all degree programmes relating to a career within the sport and physical activity sector will be eligible to go through the endorsement process and to become quality assured.

CIMSPA endorsement of sport and exercise science degrees reflects the inclusion of content that maps to standards required in roles within the physical activity and fitness sector e.g personal trainer, fitness instructor.

BASES endorsement of sport and exercise science undergraduate degrees is awarded to courses that meet criteria covering the necessary foundation of sport and exercise science knowledge, technical skills and professional development competencies required to succeed in the profession. BASES Undergraduate Endorsement Scheme (BUES) is now the recognised standard for all sport and exercise science undergraduate degree programmes in the UK.

As such, it is appropriate for a degree to be endorsed by both organisations.


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