UK/EU students: £4,500; International Students: £12,000
The university has a unique Centre of Performance Analysis and leads the world in this field. This programme, the first postgraduate degree in Performance Analysis in the world, is designed to meet the growing demand for performance analysis. The programme prepares skilled and experienced analysts with sound scientific principles on which to base their work.
The programme offers students the opportunity to develop their understanding of the theory behind their analyses, to gain experience of elite performance and the coaching process and feedback to enable them to apply their knowledge and skills to a variety of contexts. This programme is unique in its combination of theoretical ideas, practical experience and exposure to the growing spectrum of commercial hardware and software. Opportunities for work experience are also offered and contribute towards the degree.
September 2016 Entry - Due to the popularity of this programme you should submit your application at the earliest opportunity, and at the very latest by 30th June. Applications received after this date will only be considered if the programme has not reached full capacity.
*Please note. This programme will undergo periodic review in March 2016. As such, module and pathway information may change. Refer back to this course page for the most up-to-date information at that point.
The course will provide students with a balance of academic and experiential (Practical Labs) studies, which are focused through ensuring a comprehensive analysis of the research process.
Core modules: - Computerised Match Analysis - Research Issues in Performance Analysis - Analysis of Technique - Research Methods for Sport Studies - Understanding the Coaching Environment - Dissertation Project (12,000 word individual research project).
One module from: - Independent Study - Modelling, Profiling and Statistics - Theoretical & Experimental Sport Biomechanics - Work Experience.
Learning & Teaching
The course is delivered in the purpose built Performance Analysis Laboratory. Where logistically possible most lectures are scheduled for a Monday, however depending on module selection this my not be possible.
All modules, with the exception of the independent research project (dissertation) module are 20 credit modules. Allocated teaching timetabled (contact time) delivery for such modules usually equals a minimum of 30 hours of time supplemented with up to 60 hours of directed study time and up to 60 hours of independent study time. Contact time is normally made up of lectures, seminars, and individual tutorials.
Modules are usually taught through a combination of lecture type and interactive seminar where group discussions and tasks are frequently used. Student learning is supported through the use of our Virtual Learning Environment, Moodle, which provides learning resources to complement the reading lists. All students are supported with access to a personal tutor, who is normally the Programme Director.
The assessment is a rich mixture of practical evidence of absorbing the content, embracing presentations, edited video, experimental essays, reports, and critical reviews.
Employability & Careers
Due to the demands of National Governing Bodies, satellite and terrestrial TV companies, soccer clubs, rugby clubs, Welsh Institute of Sport, the English Institutes (regional centres) of Sport there has been an increase in the range of career opportunities in the field of performance analysis. This programme prepares students for a range of analysis careers in the sports industry, particularly work which takes place with elite performers.