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Entry requirements

  • 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

Months of entry

October

Course content

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.
The online distance education version of this course can be found here.
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.
Course highlights
Based in London, we are surrounded by the greatest density of top sports clubs and organisations in the UK.
We believe that our graduates should be high achievers both practically and academically. As a result, we actively encourage students to publish their dissertation through peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
This course prepares you for accreditation from the International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport.
Our performance analysis staff publish frequently and therefore underpin teaching with relevant and new research. Alongside this, our PA staff also consult with a number of high profiles organisations, teams and athletes.
Small class sizes allow you to receive the personal attention required to thrive in your studies.
As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time students: £9,400 Part-time students: £63 per credit
International students
Full-time students: £14,500 Part-time students: £97 per credit

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

Name
Middlesex Enquiries
Email
enquiries@mdx.ac.uk