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Course summary

Become proficient at the delivery of coach-driven, observational, and data-driven analyses Our highly-vocational MSc Sports Performance Analysis programme explores the more advanced concepts, processes and techniques undertaken within industry, and is aligned to employer needs. With an emphasis on the application of theory to practice, a key focus is the development of practical competencies and software proficiency required for a career within sport performance analysis. Students are issued with an Apple MacBook Pro with Hudl SportsCode Elite installed to support academic and placement work. This is a novel feature of the programme, and we are the only university to offer this. Gain vital professional experience with our network of industry links The course includes an extensive work placement, which offers invaluable industry relevant experience to support your academic learning and increase your employability within a competitive job market. We are proud to have outstanding links with industry across multiple sports. Example placement organisations have included; Southampton FC, Brighton FC, AFC Bournemouth, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Harlequins RFC, Sussex County Cricket Club, Surrey Storm Netball, among others. Prepare for your career within sports performance analysis The outstanding links within the industry across multiple sports, cutting-edge facilities, novel assessment methods, and expert staff create an ideal learning environment for those either wishing to seek future employment in sports performance analysis, or, those currently employed within a professional club or organisation. It caters to the rapidly developing and evolving job market within the field of sports performance analysis and is in response to the marked growth in career opportunities and proliferation of roles available to (aspiring/current) performance analysts within amateur and professional sporting organisations.

Modules

You are required to complete modules in your chosen pathway plus one module in research methods and statistics, and, a research dissertation.

Assessment method

Teaching Our team of principal lecturers ensure innovation, enthusiasm and expertise combine to deliver the excellent standards that give our institution its high reputation. When you come to Chichester, you will join a community of students and lecturers working in partnership to ensure that your learning experience reflects best practice and embraces the opportunities presented by new, interactive technologies. Each module is delivered differently depending on its content and focus of study. In most modules you can expect lead lectures to introduce core content, but the majority of your time will be spent working in small groups with tutor support in seminars, workshops or laboratory sessions. Many sessions will require you to have completed some preparatory work and you will also be given structured follow-up work after a session to further progress your learning, often reading or an individual/group task. As you progress through your degree you will be expected to take more and more ownership over your learning and development, directing your study into areas of most interest to you. Assessment The programme benefits from a wide range of summative assessments, which are both novel and vocationally relevant. Examples of assessment include; applied research projects, job application and job interview, player dossier, and, presentations in a variety of contexts. You can monitor your own progress, allowing you the opportunity to discuss and plan your development with your lecturers throughout the course. To gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Sports Performance Analysis, you need to complete 60 credits. To gain a Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Performance Analysis, you need to complete 120 credits. To gain an MSc in Sports Performance Analysis, you need to 120 credits, and a dissertation of 12,000 words or a supervised experience portfolio


Entry requirements

An honours degree at 2:1 or higher in a related discipline. Applicants with lower degree classifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. You will be required to attend an interview. If English is not your first language then English language proficiency required is IELTS 6.5 (with no element less than 5.5) – or equivalent qualification. Interview You will be asked to attend an interview as part of the application process. The interviews allow you to showcase your relevant knowledge and passion for sports performance analysis. The interview will also start to build the personalised and individual relationship that we have with all of our students.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5With no element lower than 5.5
PTE Academic58
TOEFL (iBT)89

For more detail about our English language requirements, including details of the University's Summer Pre-Sessional English language courses, see our website.

https://www.chi.ac.uk/international/english-language-requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £8838 Year 1
EU £16722 Year 1
Channel Islands £8838 Year 1
England £8838 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8838 Year 1
Scotland £8838 Year 1
Wales £8838 Year 1
International £16722 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Sports Performance Analysis at University of Chichester - UCAS