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Performance Analysis and Talent Management MSc

Performance Analysis and Talent Management MSc

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Full time | Preston Campus | 1 year | SEP-22

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Performance Appraisal Business Modelling / Analysis

Course type


Course Summary

Do you aspire to work in performance sport? Start your journey with our Performance Analysis and Talent Management course, offering insight to a range of careers in performance sport.

Over the past decade the discipline of Performance Analysis has seen a rapid growth at all levels of sport. As a result, a number of employment opportunities within performance environments have emerged such as: Video Analyst, Opposition Analyst, Video Coordinator, Technical Scout, and Data Analyst. This course has been specifically designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive within these performance analysis related roles.

Our Performance Analysis and Talent Management programme is designed to provide students with the skills, experiences and networks that will establish our graduates at the forefront of sports performance. The programme links theory to practice and provides opportunities for students to apply performance analysis, talent identification and coaching practice in real world sport contexts, both in the UK and abroad.

Why study with us

  • This programme will be aligned with the Performance Analyst standards set by the International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport (ISPAS). The course will help to prepare you for accreditation.
  • The course has strong national and international links at professional sports clubs such as Preston North End FC, Fleetwood FC, Wigan Warriors RLFC, Burnley FC and Preston Grasshoppers RUFC.
  • The course team are research active in a range of sporting topics and have a wealth of experience in leadership positions.

Future careers

Upon successful completion of the course alongside appropriate work based learning, you will be prepared to progress onto a number of employment opportunities related to performance analysis such as:

  • Video analyst
  • Recruitment analyst
  • Training analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Visualisation Specialist
  • Senior Match Analyst
  • Coach Analyst
  • Technical Analyst
  • Video Coordinator


On this module, you'll critically examine the efficacy of performance analysis and the subsequent role it plays in intervention planning.

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Entry requirements

This course may involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB).

University information

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a forward-thinking university with multiple campuses and a truly international community of student learners. Founded in 1828, it has become one of the UK’s largest universities, with almost 200 years of heritage in delivering high-quality education. UCLan offers a portfolio of over 200 employment-oriented courses, aimed at preparing graduates for successful and impactful careers. The...more

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