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Sports-related Subjects

Discover the world's top universities that specialise in Sports-related Subjects with the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.

The rankings are based upon academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact (click here to read the full methodology).

Use the interactive table below to filter the rankings by location, and click on individual universities for more information. Registered users will also be able to use the site’s Compare function to see facts and statistics about multiple universities side-by-side.

This year’s subject rankings include Sports-related subjects for the first time ever. In compiling these rankings, the following subjects were deemed eligible:

  • Sports (or exercise) science

  • Sports studies

  • Kinesiology

Depending on the individual degree contents, the following subjects may also have been considered at some universities:

  • Sports psychology

  • Sports management

In this first-ever ranking of Sports-related subjects, the title has been shared by Loughborough University in the UK and the University of Sydney in Australia. The University of Queensland (UQ), also in Australia, has had to settle for bronze.

Interested in other courses besides Sports-related subjects? The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 covers 46 different subjects. Click here to see the full list.

Discover the world's top universities with the QS Subjects Ranking 2016 / 2017. More than 900 universities from over 80 countries are ranked. Find out whether yours is moving up or down! More than 900 universities from over 80 countries are ranked. Find out whether yours is moving up or down!
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