Performance Analysis & Talent Management

1 year
September 2024

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.

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.
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What you'll do

  • The flexible nature of the programme’s delivery allows you to work alongside your studies. You'll have extra support via online learning activities and group online forums, as well as one-to-one mentor meetings
  • As part of the on-campus delivery you will have access to industry standard performance analysis systems and equipment such as Sports Code Elite, Nac Sport, and CoachPaint. You'll have the opportunity to develop your competencies using these systems whilst being supported by experts in these disciplines.
  • This Masters programme will ensure you are up-skilled to meet the ever-expanding discipline of performance analysis. You'll also develop your understanding of scouting and talent identification along with an appreciation of how to competently develop talent holistically in a performance related environment.


Teaching Mode: Block Delivery to fit around current employment / experiential learning placement

  • Full-Time: 1 year: Block delivery one day per week
  • Part-Time: 2 years: Block delivery half a day per week
  • Part-time: 3 years: Dissertation via self-directed study and one-to-one supervision with an allotted supervisor

For further information please contact:

Dr Craig Wright | Course Leader |


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

Dr Craig Wright
Senior Lecturer
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Craig is responsible for the academic management and development of the MSc Sports Coaching. His teaching and practitioner focus is in applied sports coaching and coaching science. This includes performance analysis, performance assessment, applied coaching practice and physical …

Craig Lawlor
Lecturer in Sports Coaching and Performance Analysis
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Craig teaches across all three years of the Sports Coaching undergraduate degree programmes with leadership responsibilities for the performance analysis modules. Significant aspects of his role include assisting students with their use of performance analysis software, forging l…

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:

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,000 per year
Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

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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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