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What will I learn?

Course Summary

This Performance Analysis postgraduate degree will develop your range of practical and empirical skills that will be transferable across industry, sport and health sectors. You will conduct a research project over the entire year of study whereby you will develop and submit work of publishable quality. You'll learn a strong complement of applied and research skills, balanced with how to communicate key information to relevant sport industry partners. Develop your expertise within the area of performance analysis, which includes biomechanics, technique and motion analysis and notational analysis. You will use technology and data to analyse performance to gain objective information in order to understand and improve tactics, techniques and movement. Focus will be on systematic processes in order to gain quantifiable data and to develop skills to monitor and record sporting performances to enhance interventions within the coaching process, to improve athlete performance in training and competition environments. Current practical, technical and research skills are embedded in the course to reflect the needs you will need to gain to enter or progress in a sport-related career. The skills attained on this Masters course can also be used as a great stepping stone to a PhD.

Careers and employability

Graduates of this course have pursued full-time employment in the performance analysis field, as well as in sports marketing and management, sports injury and rehabilitation and sport psychology research. Employers have included: Manchester United FC, Nottingham Forest FC, Derby County FC, Stoke City FC. This Performance Analysis Masters can provide a platform for students who are considering a PhD, and want to gain further experience and relevant qualifications before committing to a research degree. The research project also supports those looking to develop their expertise in applied performance analysis, and working in this field.

Which department am I in?

Sports Science

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£15,100.00 (US$ 19,671) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2021


Clifton Campus

Nottingham Trent University,

Clifton Lane,


NG11 8NS, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who hold a Bachelors degree from a recognised institution with a grade point average of 3.2 (2.1) and 2.8 (2.2) are considered for entry to masters degree. IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

For international students

Students should have a UK honours degree (minimum 2.1) in a sport science related subject including biology and biochemistry. Applicants with relevant employment experience or other relevant qualifications will also be considered. Students should have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About this uni

Nottingham Trent University was awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework, and 89% of students are highly satisfied with their experience.

  • ‘University of the Year’ - Times Higher Education Awards 2017
  • Investment of over GBP 420 million across its campuses
  • 24-hour security in all University buildings
  • High employment rates - 96% students find job within 6 months