The School of Sport offers a vibrant research culture for students. Students will read research, learn about the latest research techniques, and eventually conduct their own research as part of their programme. Students will also be taught by staff members who conduct research at the forefront of the study of sport and exercise. This means that students are able to learn about the most up-to-date issues in their areas of interest on our programmes.  The Motivation, Performance and Well-Being (MPaW) research group, for example, is among the largest and most productive in the world with regards to examining the consequences of being perfectionistic in sport, exercise and health. We also have a newly established Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Health (PatCH) research group that has already begun to establish itself nationally and internationally. Other exciting research in the school includes examining clinical aspects of biomechanics, gambling in professional football and bullying in Physical Education (PE). We are proud to say that much of the research in the School of Sport was identified as “internationally excellent” and “world-leading” in the last assessment of the quality of research in UK higher education institutions (REF 2014).


Motivation, Performance and Wellbeing (MPaW)

Physical Activity & Cardiovascular Health (PAtCH)


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