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What will I learn?

Overview

Sports Performance Analysis is an area experiencing massive growth, virtually every professional club and elite athlete employ or work with performance analysts who provide them with objective data to ultimately improve sporting performance. Roles typically include preparing statistical reports, preparing specific videos i.e. set pieces, coding matches via performance analysis software, identifying differences between teams/players via statistical analysis etc. This master’s course prepares students to work as a performance analyst by giving you the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to fulfil those roles.

Why study MSc Sport Performance Analysis* at Middlesex?

Learn from academics who regularly work and consult with international teams, national governing bodies, elite clubs and athletes. Our pioneering programme is designed to prepare you for accreditation with the International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport. You will learn how to identify and develop performance indicators, how to create performance profiles, how to test reliability and get to grips with performance analysis software that is used in the industry.

You will gain experience as a performance analyst through our work-placement module. One of our partner organisations is Saracens Rugby Club and our facilities are housed at their nearby Barnet Copthall Stadium, home of Saracens Rugby Club, where we boast world-class performance laboratories, rehabilitation units and testing facilities (access may be restricted depending on COVID-19 restrictions). You will build invaluable industry contacts and we maintain contact with many of our graduates who have gone on to work in professional sport with clubs like Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Charlton FC, Saracens RFC and organisations like the English Institute of Sport, the RFU and the Lawn Tennis Association to name a few.

Careers

How can the MSc Sport Performance Analysis support your career?

This Sport Performance Analysis programme is for students who would like to develop key skills and competencies, acquire a body of knowledge, and gain exposure to new and innovative areas of the subject. A Sports Performance Analysis degree opens the doors to a number of exciting career paths, with excellent career progression opportunities.

Career opportunities exist for well-qualified sport performance analysts in both professional and amateur sports. Previous graduates in Sport Performance Analysis are currently working in soccer (English Premier League, English Championship, the FA); Rugby (Welsh Rugby Union, Professional rugby teams in England and Wales); multiple Olympic sports (working for the English Institute of Sport is sports such as cycling, canoe slalom, disability swimming, hockey, judo); squash (England Squash); badminton (England badminton) and regional bodies (Irish Institute of Sport). Work placements typically coincide with the sporting season (August to April for soccer or rugby).

Graduates will also be capable of establishing their own consultancy business or progressing to additional study/research including MPhil/PhD.

Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Which department am I in?

London Sport Institute

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,800.00 (US$ 16,485) per year
The mentioned fee is for 2021/22 year entry. There might be a sight increase in 2022/23 year entry.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

Middlesex University

Hendon Campus,

The Burroughs,

Barnet,

NW4 4BT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have Bachelors degree from an accredited university or college with a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher.

For international students

We normally require a second class honours degree 2:2 or above in a sport or exercise related field. We would also welcome applications from students with undergraduate degrees in all sciences, maths and IT areas. Alternatively prospective students who have completed the ISPAS accreditation and have extensive experience in the area will be considered via interview. DBS (disclosure and baring service) is required for student placements. Students must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in each component or higher required). We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. TOEFL (IBT): 87 (with at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading).

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

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