The Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences (PESS)

With over 100 postgrad programmes, The University of Limerick (UL), Ireland, offers an extensive range of postgraduate opportunities across four faculties including part-time and flexible learning programmes, structured PhD programmes, professional doctorates, post-doctorates, taught and research Master’s programmes. A great career and salary prospects are big motivators for students pursuing postgraduate study at UL with The International Student Barometer Report highlighting UL to be #1 in Ireland and #2 in Europe for Graduate Employability.  UL’s employment rate has been consistently higher than the national average for Irish Universities for the past 10 years.

The Physical Education and Sport Sciences (PESS) department is a vibrant and rapidly growing department in the Faculty of Education and Health Sciences at the University of Limerick. The Department has a clear mission to be a research-led centre of excellence in Physical Education (PE) and Sport & Exercise Sciences (SES). The department’s strength lie in the expertise of its staff, the quality of its academic programmes and the applied nature and relevance of these programmes.

The PESS department has over 450 students registered on its two Bachelor of Science programmes and delivers three MSc Programmes:

Staff within the PESS Department has been involved in the initiation and development of a number of research centres and units and the MSc programmes are underpinned by cutting-edge research in these fields. The department has strategic and research links with a number of key organisations such as Coaching Ireland, the Gaelic Athletic Association, Swim Ireland, the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), Munster Rugby, and Limerick Sports Partnership to name some. These links are integral to the delivery of the MSc programmes.