Welcome to the Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences

Katie ThiralwayCardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences is a recognised centre of excellence in the UK and has established a national and international reputation for the quality of its academic and research work in the areas of sport and health sciences. Our vision is to be known globally for our practice-based education and impactful innovation research.

To help achieve this vision, the undergraduate and postgraduate sport, exercise, food and health degrees in the Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences are structured to provide distinctive pathways which cater for individual student interests and meet the vocational requirements of an expanding marketplace.

Our exciting portfolio of interdisciplinary programmes provide our students with the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills, gain practical experience and utilise cutting edge equipment and facilities, in preparation for your chosen career.

Many of our programmes are professionally accredited to meet the requirements of the sport and healthcare professions, and a number are unique within Wales, allowing direct entry into your chosen profession and forming an excellent springboard for your career. We often welcome graduates back for postgraduate study or research, and maintain close links with those that enter employment.

In addition, we work in partnership with industry on consultancy services and professional development programmes to suit the needs of the organisation. Over 96% of students are in employment or further study 6 months after graduating. The School has a thriving research culture, with over 100 PhD students across a variety of the School’s disciplines.

If you are considering applying for one of our degree courses, full or part-time; undergraduate or postgraduate; taught or research-based, then I trust that you will find the range of courses attractive. Cardiff is a wonderful city in which to study and we look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant and supportive learning environment.

Professor Katie Thirlaway
Dean of the School of Sport and Health Sciences