Taught course

Sports Performance Analysis

University of Chichester · Institute of Sport

Entry requirements

Candidates should normally have a good honours degree (2:1) in a related area (e.g. Sport Science, Sport Studies, Human Movement Science) with a high proportion of study in Performance Analysis related modules e.g. Notational Analysis and / or Biomechanics. It is recognised that some applicants may not meet these standard academic requirements, but may still be desirable course members with other appropriate and equivalent skills and knowledge (e.g. coaching or work experiences). In such cases the applicant may apply for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) or Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). To check the suitability of your degree and/or experiences please contact Matt Robins on email: m.robins@chi.ac.uk. All successful applicants will have to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau before commencement of the course.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme of study is designed for graduates seeking to develop specialist knowledge in Sports Performance Analysis. The MSc Sports Performance Analysis programme is carefully aligned to employer needs and aims to provide the knowledge, skills and experience to successfully pursue a career in the area of Sports Performance Analysis. The processes and theories underpinning performance analysis are explored, together with key practical competencies, all delivered in conjunction with a dedicated, intensive work placement offering invaluable industry relevant experience."

Indicative Course Content

All students are required to complete four modules in their chosen pathway (one as an elective) plus the two modules in research methods and statistics and a research dissertation.

Modules currently available are:

  • Research Methods and Statistics I
  • Research Methods and Statistics II
  • Work Placement
  • Advances in Performance Analysis of Sport
  • Applied Performance Analysis
  • Research Dissertation
  • In addition, all students have the option of an elective module from:
  • Applied Techniques in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics
  • Motor Control and Skill Acquisition
  • Independent Study


To gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Sports Performance Analysis, students need to complete three modules. Each module is assessed by a 4,000-word assignment.

To gain a Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Performance Analysis, students need to complete six modules. Each module is assessed by a 4,000-word assignment.

To gain an MSc in Sports Performance Analysis, students need to complete six modules, and either a 12,000 word thesis or a 6,000 word journal article and an oral presentation.

For further details on how to apply please visit: http://www.chi.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-taught-0/how-apply

Please note you should send a personal statement and two academic references with your application (internal applicants only need to supply one reference)

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
12-15 months

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