LJMU ranked one of the best universities worldwide for sports-related subjects

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) has been ranked as one of the best universities in the world for sports and exercise science.

The QS World University Rankings compares universities internationally and explores leading institutions by region and subjects.

This year, LJMU has risen to sixth place in the global rankings for the best university for sports-related subjects.

Dr Rebecca Murphy, director of sport and exercise science at LJMU, said: “We are delighted to be among the world’s elite yet again.

“Liverpool is a capital of sport and LJMU is committed to supporting the city-region with skilled graduates, applied research and innovation and a determination to improve sport participation and health locally, nationally and internationally.

“The QS rankings are particularly meaningful as they are based on the views of employers and experts in the field and also on research quality and impact.”

LJMU launched the world’s first degree in sport science degree in 1975. The university’s research was rated 96.2% ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally-excellent’ in the most recent national audit, the Research Excellence Framework 2021.

Professor Bill Baltzopoulos, head of the research institute for sport and exercise sciences at the university, said: “LJMU is targeting 21st century global challenges, societal problems and major questions related to sport, exercise, physical activity and health and well-being.

“Our history, standing and strategic vision has meant that our innovations are founded on a desire to continue to lead and extend boundaries in our field.”

LJMU runs cutting-edge programmes in sport and exercise Science, sport coaching, sport nutrition, sport psychology and science and football.  

In the UK alone, the QS Rankings compare 1569 course areas across 103 universities. The school remains the only top-ten QS Ranked department in the whole of Liverpool.

In 2025, the university will celebrate the 50th anniversary of sport and exercise science with a series of special events.

You may also like...