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Real world impact

Internationally renowned as a centre of excellence for disability sports and selected as a training base for athletes competing in the 2016 Paralympic games in Brazil, you'll be joining an inclusive and vibrant sporting community renowned for its excellence in sports and research.

Equipping you with skills

With a demand for increasingly personalised educational experiences, we offer flexible courses with a range of modules and placements designed to develop your individual talents. Our academic staff are leaders in  their fields - ideally placed to update and improve our curriculum to ensure that your course is relevant, current and engaging.

With an excellent record for graduate employability with 15 out of 16 students in work or further study within six months of graduating, we can help you develop qualities and skills most attractive to employers.  We also offer volunteering projects and an innovative Student Ambassador Scheme, allowing you to enhance your skills and give your CV the edge to stand out in an increasingly competitive market.

Valued research

The University is home to a number of research interest groups which underpin and evolve your course content. Groups including the Regulation of Performance; Physical Education; Physical Activity, Health and Well-being; Sociocultural Studies of Sport, Exercise & the Body, and Performance Analysis.

Our Motion and Performance Centre (MPC) is the research and consultancy arm of the Institute, which also conducts impact-focused research. With facilities including psychology, physiology and biomechanics laboratories, field-testing equipment, and extensive training facilities, Worcester MPC has performed technique-analysis research on the GB Dragon Boat team, GB Equine team, the England Cricket team, and the Worcester Wolves Basketball team.

Our research is considered highly valuable to our partner organisations within the UK, and has also been further developed by the international research community.

Case study

University's inclusive sport plans welcomed by Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

During a visit to the University of Worcester Arena, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, the Right Honourable Sajid Javid MP, gave his approval to the University’s plans to expand on their existing vision and create an International Centre for Inclusive Sport.

The University's proposal will expand current research, participation, and development initiatives in order to further deliver inclusive sports to a broad-range of athletes and participants.

During his visit, Mr Javid said: “This is my first visit to the University Arena – I’ve heard about what’s going on here and have wanted to come down for a while – and it’s been great to have a look and I’m really impressed by what I’ve seen. The inclusivity is especially impressive – getting more people to participate in sport is hugely important, and is again a key legacy of the Olympics.”

Read more about the University’s proposal.