School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

This Postgraduate Virtual Open Day is designed to inform prospective postgraduate students and applicants about the programmes available in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences.

We offer both taught and research based postgraduate programmes across a wide range of areas from exercise science to sport coaching. All of these programmes allow our students to develop and apply knowledge in the sciences of sport, exercise, health and rehabilitation.

Our School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences is one of the longest established in Europe for scientific research into sport, exercise, health and rehabilitation.

Dr Carolyn Roskell (Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy and Postgraduate Taught Lead) will be available for the Live Q&A between 12:00-13:00 to answer any questions you might have about the programmes.

Fourteen of our postgraduate mentors are part of the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences. You are welcome to ask them any questions you have about what it’s like to study in the School via our mentor website.

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  • Dr Carolyn Roskell

    Carolyn is a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy and Postgraduate Taught (PGT) Lead. (Live Q&A 12:00-13:00)

Q&A Archive

These were the questions asked during the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences live event.

We’ve come to the end of our Q&A session today. Thank you very much to everyone who took part – I hope we managed to be of assistance and provide the information that you were looking for.

We will hold many more of these virtual open day events over the coming months so please check now and again to see what we’ve got lined up for the future. If you’d like to visit our campus (in real life!), our next Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Saturday 10 March 2018. We also run bespoke campus tours throughout term time and Cafés at which you can meet current students.

Jasmine Marsh asked:

Placement wise, what links does the University have?

Carolyn Roskell replied:

Hi Jasmine,

Apologies for the delay in responding.

We have a wide network of placements which cover local specialist trusts such as the Queen Elizabeth, Royal Orthopaedic, and Heartlands Hospitals, as well as hospitals from right across the region. We also offer placements across a wide range of community and mental health trusts. We have links with some sports, private, charitable and independent organisations, and students also choose an elective placement of their choice for their final placement. Overall, the main aim of our clinical education programme is to give students a range of experience that will help them develop the diversity of skills needed for the contemporary workplace.

Hope that helps.



Lauren Rose asked:

I’m verey much interested in specialising in Sports Biomechanics. Is there an MSc or MRes that incoroporates biomechanics in detail?

Carolyn Roskell replied:

Hi Lauren,

Apologies for the delay in responding.

We don’t run an MSc specialising in Sports Biomechanics. However, the MRes programme would allow you to pursue that topic through an extended research project, supported by 3 taught modules. You may find it helpful to contact Maria Kavussanu ( to find out more information.




Phillip asked:

Hi there, just wondering how the part time course works for the MSc in Physical Education?

Carolyn Roskell replied:

Hi Philip,

Please could you email the Programme Lead Vicky Goodyear (, for more information about this programme.

Kind regards



Harun asked:

Hi, my name is harun from Indonesia. I am planning to take a PhD in UK. My questions are 1) What is the best way to find a PhD project in University of Birmingham? 2) What is the featured research in school of sport, exercise and rehabilitation sciences at the moment?

Carolyn Roskell replied:

Hi Harun,

Please could I advise you contact Dr Sarah Williams (, who is the PGR Admissions Tutor, who will be able to help you.

Kind regards