Sports Performance Analysis (MSc) (Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma / MSc)

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Full-Time or Part-Time


Oxstalls, Gloucester

You will 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. We are well connected with placement providers including Cheltenham Town FC, Forest Green Rovers FC, Gloucester Rugby, Bristol Bears Rugby, Bristol City FC, Bristol Rovers FC, Swindon Town FC, Severn Stars Netball and several more.

Develop yourself alongside 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. As a community, we pride ourselves on high-quality, research-led and industry informed teaching and learning.

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 this course is designed to inspire and challenge students; promote creativity and grow confidence.


Typical Modules:

  • Technical Analysis and Performance Profiling
  • Match and Notational Analysis
  • Research Design
  • Supervised Work Placement
  • Independent Project

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Study style

Assessments include practical based exams, presentations, scientific report writing, and a research proposal leading to an independent project.

Course modules

Take a look at the course content for full details of all the modules you'll study on this course.

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


Fees - 2020/21 Academic Year
Home and EU Students
Full-Time Fees
Masters £9000
International Students
Full-Time Fees
Masters £14700

The fee displayed is the total course fee for full-time or part-time study; see also the details of potential extra costs. Please refer to the Tuition Fee and Bursary Policy for payment methods and timescales.


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 recognized accreditation to undertake the role of a Performance Analyst in Sport.

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The School of Sport and Exercise at the University of Gloucestershire possesses high quality academic, coaching and sport science staff and students, as well as first-class facilities and educational resources.
This course encourages enhancement of employability and inspires and challenges students to promote their creativity and grow in confidence.

School of Sport and Exercise

Our School of Sport and Exercise degrees are based in our new international-standard sports arena and state-of-the-art labs. You'll be challenged and supported by experienced coaches, therapists and scientists, building strong skills for employability and for lifelong learning.

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