Elite Performance

1 Year
March 2024
Distance Learning

Our Master of Professional Studies (MProf) in Elite Performance provides an opportunity for those working in performance related roles to complete a programme of study focused on career-based needs and aspirations.

Why study with us

  • An innovative, flexible and original course, designed specifically for working professionals, which has a strong national and international reputation.
  • A course taught by staff with extensive professional and research experience.
  • Supports student progress and practice by challenging perceptions and beliefs, answering questions, solving problems and driving innovations that will shape future professional practice.

What you’ll do

  • There’s a strong focus on professional development planning. You’ll focus on enhancing your skills, knowledge and professional practice.
  • Our aim is to support experienced professionals working in performance environments to develop evidenced based solutions to ‘real world’ workplace problems.
  • This is an exciting and original initiative, capable of providing a high level, vocationally focused award to a broad range of professionals.


Course delivery

This is a distance learning course which is taught entirely online with no face-to-face teaching.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Academic expertise

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Dr Jill Alexander
Senior Lecturer and Course Lead MProf in Elite Performance
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Jill is a Senior Lecturer and Course Lead for our MProf in Elite Performance programme. Prior to this, she led the BSc (hons) Sports Therapy programme for five years achieving our highest NSS results, student recruitment and retention rates for the course. She also lectures on th…

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Dr Christopher Yiannaki
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Chris is a lecturer working on the Professional Doctorate (DProf) and Professional Masters (MProf) in Elite Performance. Chris also contributes to the MSc Sports Coaching course within the School of Health, Social Work and Sport.

Fees and funding

Distance Full-time£5000 per year
Distance Part-time£2500 per year
Distance Full-time£5000 per year
Distance Part-time£2500 per year
Distance Full-time£5,600 per year
Distance Part-time£2,800 per year
Distance Full-time£5,600 per year
Distance Part-time£2,800 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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