Love sport? Get involved in the UK
If you love sport, the UK offers an amazing array of ways to explore your passion. We’re fanatical about pretty much every kind of sport here, and many of our athletes and clubs lead the world. Whether it’s global team sports like football, or individual sports like athletics, you’ll find ways to compete in and celebrate the sports you care most about alongside your studies.
If you want to participate in sport, our university league is always looking for new talent. Across UK universities and colleges 5,800 teams compete annually in 50 different sports. From football and cricket to archery and ultimate, they often compete at some of the most iconic venues in the UK.
Throughout the year you’ll have no shortage of local and national sporting events to attend. Want to see your favourite Premier League team in action? Or witness the world’s best cricket teams do battle at Lord’s? It’s all on your doorstep in the UK.
Many international students choose the UK to launch their career in sport too. With a unique heritage of sport and an equally strong scientific background, it’s no surprise that we have some of the best sports programmes in the world.
Get your career off to a flying start
The UK is home to the the highest ranked university for sport in the world – Loughborough University – and the fifth, the University of Birmingham. But right across the UK you’ll find outstanding knowledge, industry access and state of the art technology.
Choosing one of our world-class undergraduate sport science degrees will give you the skills you need to compete in your career, wherever you want to go. You’ll get access to cutting-edge research laboratories and specialist teaching – the perfect preparation for success in the lucrative world of sport.