Taught course

Sport Performance Analysis

Middlesex University · Middlesex University

Entry requirements

Ideally, students will have attained an undergraduate degree in a sport or exercise related field (2.2 or above). However, 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. Prospective students who fail to meet some of the above criteria may be directed to some preliminary study e.g. Summer school or distance learning courses. All prospective students will require an interview, either in person or via Skype/telephone.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Sport Performance Analysis at Middlesex is a new course which has been developed by Professor Nic James with assistance from Professor Mike Hughes, Middlesex staff from the London Sport Institute and the school of Engineering and Information Systems and through collaboration with external software companies (SportsCode, Focus, Quintic and Dartfish).

This new programme is the only one of its kind in London, and it will prepare you for the certification requirements of the International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport (ISPAS). You will learn to design evidence-based, sport specific performance analysis interventions based on a needs analysis, and you will gain the practical skills essential for communicating with athletes and coaches. Work placements (a required element of the course) with London sporting organisations will help put your learning into practice.

Our partnership with Saracens Rugby will enable students to increase their level of learning and employability during the course. The Allianz Park stadium, situated near to the Hendon campus, boasts new world class specialist labs dedicated to human biomechanical movement, human physiology performance and performance technology analysis as well as other key resources including high performance labs, sports rehabilitation facilities and testing facilities. Students also have the opportunity to work with academy and elite players and as well as having access to professional coaches enabling participation in school and community sporting activities.

Our new laboratory facilities at the Hendon campus provides all of the equipment and resources necessary to learn the skills of being a Performance Analyst whilst also engaging in cutting edge research. The course aims to provide the experiences necessary for working in a professional environment which means you get to learn how to use the software that the top sports teams use.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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