Taught course

Applied Sport Performance Analysis

Loughborough University · School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

A 2:1 (or equivalent international qualification) in Sport Science or a related programme (sport coaching, sport performance analysis). Alternatively, a 2:1 in a mathematics, statistics or data science course with sufficient evidence of engagement and interest in sport and sports performance.

Applicants need to have prior experience in performance analysis delivery or demonstrate training and engagement with performance analysis hardware and software and/or performance analysis research.

Applicants will also need to secure an appropriate performance analysis placement to be accepted onto the programme. Students may also incur travel costs associated with travelling between the placement provider and Loughborough University. Further information about securing a placement can be found on the Applied Sport Performance Analysis placements web page.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Applied Sport Performance Analysis degree offers you an excellent platform to develop advanced knowledge and the skills to analyse and develop performance in elite sport.

The course has been created in collaboration with industry experts, with high-quality teaching delivered by applied practitioners with extensive experience in elite sport and world-renowned research active academics.

You will have access to market-leading performance analysis hardware and software, used in professional sports organisations, and develop an advanced competency in best practice processes. The course will also challenge you to build a wider understanding of how to create effective learning environments and high-performance cultures, as well as to develop your own communication and interpersonal skills.

During your course you will immerse yourself in performance analysis support, undertaking an extended placement with either Loughborough University performance athletes or external sport partners. This experience will help you develop and test your skills in an applied setting, providing additional opportunities to analyse and reflect on your own professional practice and develop robust plans for your continuing personal development.

The programme culminates with an applied independent research project, enabling you to apply the knowledge and techniques you have learned to answer an applied sport performance analysis question that will further develop your understanding of the subject area.

This programme is ideal for students aspiring to work in elite sport, support athlete development and inform the decision-making process, as well as in the identification and recruitment of athletes for high profile sports teams, national sports organisations, and international governing bodies.

Information for international students

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see our website for a list of master's degree funding and scholarships.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 226302