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Employability

You will be in an ideal position to progress through to your choice of a variety of graduate job roles or further training by studying either a BSc or BA Sport and Exercise degree here at Durham.

Our success can be found in the results of largest survey of its kind (QS World Ranking Employer Survey).

Employers identified Durham University as a World Top 100 source of the most competent, innovative, effective graduates. In 2020 Durham Sport and Exercise Sciences was voted the 24th best in the World for Sport Sciences in producing the most employable graduates.


"Many of our graduates have progressed into jobs across all the sectors within the world of sport. Former students are now employed at Sky Sports, BBC Sport, the English Cricket Board, Williams F1 and British Eurosport."

Professor Martin Roderick, Head of Department

They have become PE teachers and physiotherapists. They have also worked in elite sport, sport management, and sport development. This includes management roles in the Olympic and Paralympic Games, leading participation development projects for local councils and major charities, and working in senior roles in major sport organisations like Sport England.

The quality and flexibility in both degree programmes also means that our graduates progress on career pathways beyond sport. This includes banking and finance, business and management, public relations, human resources and recruitment and the armed forces. In these and other roles, we currently have graduates working in major multi-national companies such as Facebook, Accenture, KPMG, Hays Recruitment and the International Management Group.

Our graduates are also ideally placed progress to further study at postgraduate level.