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.