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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 the 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. Durham Sport and Exercise Sciences is consistently also identified as a top World 100 for Sport Sciences department that produces the most employable graduates.

University student
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

Most of our students go on to become PE teachers and physiotherapists though some pursue careers in other areas including 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 of our degree programmes also means that our graduates can 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.