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BSc (Hons) Sport Performance Analysis

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UCAS code: 
C603
Institution code: 
S82
Location: 
Ipswich

Duration: 

Three years full-time

Four and a half years part-time.

Typical Offer: 

120 UCAS tariff point (or above), BBB (A-Level), DDM (BTEC).

Introduction

Our BSc (Hons) Sport Performance Analysis degree offers you an outstanding quality of education alongside the development of real industry skills. This boosts your employability prospects, as you are required to develop skills needed for a career in elite sport performance analysis.

The degree is designed through consultation with our professional sport partners, and as a global university partner for STATsports, you can benefit from a high standard of specialist sport science facilities, and learn in an innovative environment that matches that of elite sports organisations. You will have extensive opportunities to use the latest analysis software throughout your degree studies.

A professional performance analyst provides objective feedback to athletes, team sport players and coaches, helping to develop performance, as well as the tactical and technical development of players and teams. Other specialist roles include player scouting and opposition analysis. The degree will first teach you the fundamental principles of the career, leading to the most advanced, research informed practice currently used in professional sport – from creating statistical data driven reports and presentations, to individual athlete, player and team performance profiles.

Using video and data analysis, a sport performance analyst needs to tell athletes, players and coaches what actually happened during a performance, instead of relying on the memories of those athletes, players, coaches and sports science staff alone. You will learn to work with world-leading technologies during the course, which are used extensively in the football Premier League, international and Premiership Rugby union, other leading European sport leagues, as well as other global professional sports.

Course modules

Principles of Performance Analysis in Sport
Introduction to Elite Performance Analysis Software
Principles of Coaching
Educating Athletes
Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology
Science in Sport
Delivering Effective Performance Analysis
Sports Analysis Software and Advanced Data Applications
Elite Performance Analysis Software
Research Methods for Sport and Exercise Science
Statistics for Sport and Exercise Science
Applied Sports Coaching
Dissertation
Live and Post Match Analysis
Recruitment and Opposition Analysis
Developing Youth Athletes
Reflective Practice for Sports Professionals

Career opportunities

Your employability is boosted due to our blend of education, research-based learning and applied experience of elite performance analysis techniques.

Our graduates have secured fantastic careers. Currently, our graduates work as analysts at Arsenal FC, as Head of Performance Analysis for Ipswich Town FC Academy, and as Head of Performance Analysis at the University of Missouri, in the United States of America.

Although you focus on performance analysis during the course, your skills are transferrable, opening up a whole spectrum of opportunities across the sport and exercise sciences. Your exposure to elite performance analysis, coaching and cutting-edge research environments will ensure you and your CV are ‘career ready’.

Fees and finance

2019-20

  • Full-time tuition fee: £9,250 p.a.
  • Part-time tuition fee: £1,454 per 20 credits (Please contact the Infozone for further information)
  • International tuition fee: £13,330 p.a.

Further Information                                                       

At University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for.

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

120 UCAS tariff point (or above), BBB (A-Level), DDM (BTEC).

Applicants are expected to hold A-Levels a science subject at grade B or above (which may include P.E., Psychology, Sport Science, Computer Science and/or IT).

Applicants taking a BTEC qualification will need to be studying a Sports Studies/Science related subject.

Applicants are expected to hold GCSE English, Mathematics and Science (or equivalent) at grade 4/C or above.

Also see How to Apply.

International Requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

Also see International and EU.

Transferring Credit

If you have previously studied at higher education level before you may be able to transfer credits to a related course at the University of Suffolk and reduce the period of study time necessary to achieve your degree.

Staff

Director of Sport Sciences and Coaching

Lecturer in Sport Performance Analysis

Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics

Senior Lecturer and Course Leader Strength and Conditioning. Research Lead Sport Science and Coaching.

Senior Lecturer in Sport Performance Analysis

Facilities and Resources

Our students enjoy brilliant access to world-leading research and professional practice equipment. As well as performance analysis and coaching field based sessions, you will also learn in our modern Performance Analysis Suite and Human Performance Laboratory, based right on the waterfront in the James Hehir Building. As well as being a global university partner for both STATSports and Qualisys, for sports global positioning systems and human motion capture technologies, you will enjoy full use of Sportscode and ChyronHero Paint football analysis software (to analyse training and game performance), and highly specialist camera and filming hardware.

There are many other types of specialist equipment, and we pride ourselves on giving you access to all of our specialist equipment. You get to personally use everything in our Human Performance Laboratory during your studies (not just watch us demonstrate it). You will learn by doing!