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. 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.
Performance Analysis (30 credits) - Compulsory Data Analysis and Visualisation (30 credits) - Compulsory Research Methods (30 credits) - Compulsory Professional Placement (30 credits) - Compulsory Dissertation (60 credits) - Compulsory
You will be assessed by a variety of methods including presentations, written assignments and practical demonstrations.
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
English language requirements
|With at least 6.0 in each component
|With at least 21 in Listening & writing
|With at least 51 in all components
Visit our general entry requirements page, by clicking on the link below, to see how these points can be achieved from our acceptable level 3 qualifications and the combinations which are welcomed by Middlesex University, including GCSE requirements.
Fees and funding