From elite performance to the thriving personal fitness market and community-based sport activity, sport is an ever-expanding multi-billion dollar global industry. Our degree primes the very best graduates with the skills to help sports people improve efficiency of performance and reduce risk of injury. In the wake of London 2012, careers in sport and recreation are on the rise. Gain an advantage by training at one of the leading sports education universities in the UK.
Our pioneering programme is designed to prepare you for the certification requirements of the International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport. You will learn to design evidence-based, sport specific performance analysis interventions based on a needs analysis, and you will gain the practical skills essential for communicating with athletes and coaches.
You will gain experience in the sport and exercise environment through our work placement module. One of our partner organisations is Saracens Rugby Club, whose current players include England internationals Steve Borthwick, Owen Farrell and - our facilities at their nearby Allianz Park stadium boast world-class performance laboratories, rehabilitation units and testing facilities. Through our degree you will build invaluable industry contacts, and our graduates have gone on to work with such organisations as Tottenham Hotspur, the Rugby Football Union and the English Institute of Sport.
The programme can normally be studied over one year full-time (12 months) or two to four years part-time.
This module aims to allow the students to critically engage in the process of analysis of sports performance. It also aims to develop the students research skills so as they may generate analysis data for appropriate dissemination to both coaches and athletes. The ability to critically analyse research will be gained in order to design and interpret and synthesize analysis data and literature. Finally, this module aims to prepare students for the certification requirements of ISPAS.
This module aims to provide the students with the ability to undertake a technical analysis of sports performance. Students will also learn how to design and analyse technique in relation to an applied problem. With experience of a number of different software platforms they will have a good understanding of the different analysis techniques possible and know which software packages are suitable for undertaking different types of technique analysis.
To support students to undertake research, with a focus appropriate to their programme and area of practice and building upon the research proposal formulated in SES4430. To create a peer learning community for students to critically support each other in the research process To provide guidance, additional to that provided by the students supervisors, on matters of ethical application, research methods, data collection, analysis and writing-up.
This module is designed to provide a critical overview of the main methods and approaches used for research into topics areas related to psychology and performance analysis, and to equip the student to apply this knowledge in the planning a research proposal. The module affords students opportunities to appraise the strengths and weaknesses of published work in their specialist area, or in health care in general. Students will learn in groups and will explore philosophical, ethical and methodological differences which underpin various approaches to knowledge generation that can inform health care work. Interprofessional workshops will allow the student to develop a research proposal, to consider its adequacy and limitations, and justify the approach taken.
This module aims to develop the student s ability to apply and see the application of knowledge gained from other modules in relation to a real work scenario. You will be required to adopt a reflective and critical approach to your working practice and to promote a problem-solving approach in a work environment.
To begin the course you must complete a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and provide suitable references.
UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.
If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.
We accept the equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.
If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.
You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.
You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components). We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted tests and qualifications.
If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive Pre-sessional English course.
Prospective students may require an interview, either in person or via Skype/telephone.
Applications for postgraduate study should be made directly to the university. Please visit our Postgraduate application page for further information and to apply.
This Sport Performance Analysis programme is for students who would like to develop their skills, acquire a body of knowledge, and gain exposure to the frontiers of the subject. A Sports Performance Analysis degree opens the doors to a number of exciting career paths, with excellent career progression opportunities.
Career opportunities exist for well-qualified sport performance analysts in both professional and amateur sports. Previous graduates in Sport Performance Analysis are currently working in soccer (English Premier League, English Championship, the FA); rugby (Welsh Rugby Union, professional rugby teams in England and Wales); multiple Olympic sports (working for the English Institute of Sport is sports such as cycling, canoe slalom, disability swimming, hockey, judo); squash (England Squash); badminton (England badminton) and regional bodies (Irish Institute of Sport). Work placements typically coincide with the sporting season (August to April for soccer or rugby).
Middlesex University has strong links with employers. Opportunities exist in the field of exercise rehabilitation with professional sports clubs, national sports organisations and private clinics. Graduates will also be capable of establishing their own consultancy business or progressing to additional study/research including MPhil/PhD.
MSc Sport Performance Analysis
Performance Analyist, Charlton Athletic Football Club
I chose to study at Middlesex University because of its location in London and also because of the knowledge and experience of its lecturers. The course was the next step in my pursuit of becoming a performance analyst at a professional football club.
Many job specifications for a performance analyst require applicants to hold a postgraduate degree. The course is more specific to the role compared to undergraduate degrees in sport science, which are more general. Job specifications also ask for experience in using sports analysis software, video editing software, Excel and of presenting. All of these elements are covered by the MSc Performance Analysis course
A real highlight of the course was learning how to use software specific to the industry, such as Dartfish and Focus, to produce an analysis of Barcelona's strengths and weaknesses or a biomechanical analysis of Christiano Ronaldo's knuckle ball free-kick. I also enjoyed Going to the INSHS International Christmas Sports Scientific Conference in Hungary with others on my course.
Ed Burt is the course leader for MSc Sport Performance Analysis. A highly experienced coach and performance analysyst, Ed is actively undertaking research in areas including Performance Analysis: Dynamic Systems, Profiling and Talent identification, Technique analysis, Infographics, Statistics, Momentum, Dashboards, Integrated data feeds, "Intelligent" analysis systems, application of performance analysis techniques beyond the elite sporting arena.
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MSc Performance Analysis
This course is offered full time or part time. The fees below refer to the 2017/18 academic year unless otherwise stated.
MSc Full-time students: £8,500
Part-time per taught credit: £57
Part-time per dissertation: £29
MSc Full-time students: £12,500
Part-time per taught credit: £84
Part-time per dissertation credit: £42
Find out about our flexible payment plans for UK/EU students, and how they can help you spread the cost of your course.*Course fees are subject to annual inflation so the total costs for part time study are shown here as a guide