The Performance Analysis specialist pathway has been designed for students wishing to progress their careers in elite sport, specifically to support elite athletes.

  • Access to industry partners through course collaborations, including the RPA and coaches from professional football clubs.
  • Flexible learning allows you to study at your own pace around your professional role.
  • Access to industry-specific technology, BASES accredited laboratories to enhance professional development.

Why study Professional Development: Performance Analysis?

This programme will provide a nuanced bespoke understanding of Performance Analysis whilst being framed with core professional development modules in order for students to quantify key performance elements to inform their future practice.

In particular, the course aims to facilitate the development of theoretical knowledge and the development of practical and professional skills of sports performance analysts working or hoping to work in the professional sports industry. This will be achieved through topic areas such as applied performance analysis processes, development within the role of an analyst and covering contemporary issues in performance analysis.

The flexible nature of the programme will ensure inclusiveness and will empower students to develop their professional skills within the area of performance analysis.

The programme will be delivered by highly qualified staff within the field to ensure students are encouraged to develop professionally and personally to ensure they make an impact in the wider sports industry.

Study Details:

MSc 1 year full-time, 2-3 years part-time

Module Details:

  • Contemporary Approaches to Player Development
  • Strategic Leadership in High Performance
  • Professional Development and Mentoring
  • Independent Project
  • Applied Performance Analysis
  • Role of The Analyst
  • Contemporary Issues in Performance Analysis

Student Destinations

As a MSc Professional Development with a specialism in Performance Analysis graduate, you will be highly sought after by employers in a rapidly growing market both nationally and globally. Your professional placement will allow you to build your skills, knowledge and experiences within industry which will enhance your employability prospects in elite sport.

Employment areas include:

  • Performance Analyst
  • Opposition Analyst
  • Recruitment Analyst
  • Data Analyst


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Entry Requirements

Minimum 2.2 degree or international equivalent, preferably in a sports-related subject.

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