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Sports Performance Analysis PgDip

University of Gloucestershire

What is Sports Performance Analysis PgDip?

Develop yourself while studying scientific and applied modules, resulting in ISPAS accreditation upon completion. This programme offers a student-centred, supportive environment to undertake your Master’s level study.

You’ll learn in brand new, purpose built sporting facilities, including an international-standard sports arena and 3G pitches. As a community, we pride ourselves on high-quality, research-led and industry informed teaching and learning.

You’ll be taught by passionate, engaging, industry-connected and accredited staff. This programme will offer opportunities for transformational work placements in diverse environments, including professional and youth sport.

Study style

The practical nature of many disciplines within this subject area lend themselves to innovative practical assessment methods, allowing meaningful assessment of discipline based competencies. Through a wide variety of delivery and assessment modes, this course offers opportunity for life-long learning, encouraging enhancement of employability, using industry-relevant assessment practice.

Assessment on the course is designed to inspire and challenge students, promoting creativity and growing confidence. You’ll be assessed practical-based exams, presentations, scientific report writing and a research proposal leading to an independent project.

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Entry requirements

    • 2:1 classification in a sport-related degree.

      Those who hold a sport-related degree classification of either 2:2 (or below) or a non-sport-related degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis and may be required to submit a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate relevant experience/knowledge.

    • EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (no less than 5.5 in writing and in any other band) or equivalent.

Course modules


Fees and costs

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.

Students usually support themselves through the postgraduate loan, private savings, family support or sponsorship from an employer. For advice and guidance on your funding options, contact the Money Advice team at or call 01242 714535.

UoG graduates receive up to 20% off postgraduate tuition fees. Terms apply.

Start date Location Course code Total Fee (UK) Total Fee (international)
Sep 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester £6,930 £11,400
Sep 2025 Oxstalls, Gloucester TBC TBC

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Possible careers

The demand for postgraduate qualifications in performance analysis is growing. Amateur and professional teams are seeking experienced practitioners with the skills to undertake match and technique analysis in both individual and team-based sports, using a range of highly technical equipment and software. The employment market expects that candidates will have recognised accreditation to undertake the role of a Performance Analyst in sport.

Industry links

We’re well connected with placement providers including Cheltenham Town FC, Forest Green Rovers FC, Gloucester Rugby, Bristol Bears Rugby, Bristol City FC, Bristol Rovers FC and Swindon Town FC.

High quality teaching and facilities

The School of Education and Applied Sciences at University of Gloucestershire has high-quality academic, coaching, and sport science staff and students, as well as first-class facilities and educational resources.

Develop your employability

This course encourages enhancement of employability – inspiring and challenging students to promote their creativity and grow in confidence.

Endless possibilities with a master’s degree

Increase your pay potential, specialise in the subject you love, or pursue your passion and switch careers.

UoG students can benefit from an alumni discount. Receive 20% discount on your postgraduate tuition fees as a 2022 graduate.

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