Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Welcome to the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Durham
We're a welcoming, collegiate, and vibrant community of world-leading academics, delivering a cutting-edge curriculum in the sport and exercise sciences.
Our taught programmes are consistently ranked in the Top 10 best sport-related degrees in the country and our department has also been ranked 24th in the World University Rankings 2020 for sport-related subjects.
Study with us
Professor Brett Smith was recently identified in a science-wide analysis of citations as in the top 100 cited researchers in the field of sport sciences.
Dr Karen Hind is leading a new research study, which has proven that rugby players are more likely than other athletes to suffer long-term injuries.
Our academic team brings together psychologists, physiologists, nutritionists, sociologists and political scientists, enabling the Department to be at the forefront of developing multi- and interdisciplinary approaches to study and research.
We aim to make a positive impact on people’s lives through research.
Equality and diversity
We are committed to supporting all of our students and promoting a departmental culture based on dignity, courtesy and respect. Our Equality and Diversity lead and student committee keep equality, diversity and inclusion issues at the forefront of the department's agenda.
Our facilities and equipment
We have recently spent £30 million building a new Sports and Wellbeing facility.