MSc Applied Sport Performance Analysis

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    MSc 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Course Description

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

Created in collaboration with industry experts, with high-quality teaching delivered by applied practitioners and world-renowned research active academics.

The programme focuses on the science, workflows, and applied practice of performance analysis and how it interacts with and supports the coaching and decision-making process in elite sport.

You will have access to market-leading performance analysis hardware and software, used in professional sports organisations, from partners such as HUDL.


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.

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Programme Funding

There are lots of options available to you to fund your master’s programme, from alumni bursaries to school and department scholarships and government loans.

Student Destinations

Graduates of this programme will be able to apply their performance analysis knowledge and skills working with elite athletes and teams, nationally and internationally.

Related careers are also available with global sports technology companies, sports analytics providers and media broadcasters. Graduates will also be able to pursue research and consultancy opportunities.

Graduate destinations

Students from this programme have secured job roles with the following organisations: Aston Villa, Bet365, Birmingham City, Brentford FC, City Football Group, Derby County, FIFA, Huddersfield Town, Leicester City FC, Leicester Tigers RFC, Liverpool FC, Manchester City FC, Northampton Saints, Norwich City FC, PGMOL, Red Zone Analysis, Rotherham United, Sports Interactive, WBA FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.

Graduates of the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences have also gone on to pursue roles within a wide variety of organisations including The Football Association, Arsenal FC, Manchester United FC, Chelsea FC, the England and Wales Cricket Board, British Gymnastics, British Cycling, the English Institute of Sport and the Australian Institute of Sport.

Module Details

Semester 1

Compulsory Modules

  • Coaching Process and Applied Performance Analysis Workflows
  • Applied Sports Analytics and Visualization
  • Applied Performance Analysis Placement – High Performance Cultures

Semester 2

Compulsory Modules

  • Coaching Process and Applied Performance Analysis Workflows
  • Applied Performance Analysis Placement – Reflective Practice and Career Development
  • Research Project

Optional Modules

  • Quantitative Research
  • Qualitative Research


Compulsory Module

  • Research Project

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