BSc (Hons) Sports Performance Analysis and Talent Identification
St Mary’s University Twickenham, London
Twickenham, United Kingdom
GBP 11,100 / per year *
Earliest start date
* home students; 14,850 GBP - international students
Have an eye for talent? The first step toward your future career as a scout or analyst begins with a degree in Performance Analysis and Talent Identification.
- The two-year accelerated degree to maximise your future earning capacity
- Access to industry-specific technology, excellent sports facilities and BASES accredited laboratories
- Opportunity to gain professional experience on placement with elite organisations
- Blended learning programme taught online and on our historic London campus to allow flexibility with your learning
Why St Mary's?
This two-year accelerated degree gives you a head start as you look to begin your career in elite sport. This programme offers you the flexibility to study on campus, online and within a professional workplace.
You'll have access to industry-specific technologies within Performance Analysis and access to our British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) accredited laboratories. You can also continue your development through our range of state-of-the-art sports facilities.
Teaching staff on the programme are leading academics and industry specialists. They'll help you develop the knowledge, skillset and experiences that elite employers are looking for. Their support will prepare you for a career in performance analysis, scouting and recruitment.
You'll also be able to build a network of industry contacts via the multiple elite organisations that the course teamwork with.
In addition, the programme will enable you to apply for Level 1 and Level 2 International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport (ISPAS) accreditation. You'll also have extensive opportunities to complete industry-specific qualifications throughout the degree.
Why study Sports Performance Analysis and Talent Identification?
The need to gain a competitive edge within elite sport has led to an increase in observing and recording performances. These analyses allow elite organisations to identify 'talent' and make performance improvements across the developmental pathway. As a result, performance analysis and talent identification are an integral part of the coaching process.
You'll be using the latest industry software and hardware during the degree. This will give you the experience of the emerging technologies at the forefront of the discipline.
Professional work placements will give you the opportunity to enhance your experience. Placements will help you to build a network of industry contacts who can support you throughout the degree and into your career.
- Introduction to Data Analysis
- Introduction to Performance Analysis
- Applied Performance Analysis
- Advanced Principles in Talent ID
- Youth Talent Development
- Holistic Development
- Applied Data Analysis
- Performance Analysis and Talent ID Research
- Professional Placement
- Professional Project
- Opposition Analysis
- Recruitment Analysis
- Role of the Analyst
- Professional Development
- Reflection in Practice
- Dissemination of Research
As a Performance Analysis and Talent Identification graduate, you will be highly sought after by employers in a rapidly growing market both nationally and globally.
Your professional placement will allow you to build your skills, knowledge and experiences within the industry, enhancing your employability prospects in elite sport.
Employment areas include:
- Performance Analyst
- Opposition Analyst
- Recruitment Analyst
- Data Analyst
- Data Scientist
We work closely with National Governing Bodies and Professional Organisations to create a strong portfolio of opportunities from across the sports sector.
The Careers Service has more information on careers and postgraduate study options available to Sport and Exercise Science students who have started their studies at St Mary’s.
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Scholarships and Funding
A range of scholarships and bursaries are available to new undergraduate students. This includes:
- St Mary's bursary
- Vice-Chancellor's Excellence scholarship
- Care leavers' bursary
- International student scholarships
- Sports scholarships
- Sports coaching bursary