Three years full-time
Four and a half years part-time.
2020 entry: 120 UCAS tariff points (or above), BBB (A-Level), DDM (BTEC).
2021 entry: 104 UCAS tariff points (or above), BCC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC).
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.
Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.
This module provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the processes that govern musculoskeletal control and motor skill acquisition. Students will explore the neural determinants of motor learning, how new movement patterns are developed and performed with greater efficiency to facilitate improved sporting performance.
Achieving success in elite sport requires physiological conditioning that enables an athlete to cope with the rigours of competition and training. Preparing athletes to compete at their optimal physiological state is a complex task, and so performance physiologists commonly direct the design and implementation of training and recovery programmes. Sports Performance Physiology will develop theory learned at earlier levels of study, requiring critical analysis of performance testing methodologies, and a systematic understanding of the physiological adaptations to training.
Your employability is boosted due to our blend of education, research-based learning and applied experience of elite performance analysis techniques.
Our current students benefit from placement opportunities with football clubs in the Premier League and Football League, within the Netball Super League, Olympic Sports and other local organisations. Graduates have also secured fantastic careers, with former students currently working at Arsenal FC, Manchester United FC, Ipswich Town and Minnesota United FC.
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
- 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.
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.
2020 entry: 120 UCAS tariff points (or above), BBB (A-Level), DDM (BTEC). Applicants must hold A-level in a science based subject at grade B or above (P.E. and Psychology are accepted as science subjects).
2021 entry: 104 UCAS tariff points (or above), BCC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC). Applicants must hold A-level in a science based subject at grade C or above (P.E. and Psychology are accepted as science subjects).
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.
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.
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 ChyronHego Coach Paint performance 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!