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Overview

With elite sports embracing technology and investing in the pursuit of marginal gains where every second, centimetre, and gram count, professional clubs and athletes are increasingly looking to sport analytics to assist them in their day-to-day activities.

The volume and type of data produced in the sport industry has significantly increased over the last decade. The ability to analyse the data, identify the patterns, and make data-driven decisions, will provide a competitive advantage for businesses, sport clubs, and athletes.

Our MSc in Sport Analytics has been developed in response to the growing demands in the sport industry to have access to reliable and valid information, maximising the value of data. This program provides the necessary skills and abilities to succeed in this growing and exciting field within the sport industry by developing students' digital proficiency, industry connections, and cognitive intelligence. You will be thought how to analyse, interpret, and visualize complex data sets, explore the patterns and present your data.

Additionally, you will learn how statistical and visual analytics are informing stakeholders to make data-driven decisions.

Our MSc Sport Analytics course will introduce you to industry-standard techniques and processes to get you career-ready. With a blend of theory and practice, you will learn how to make data-driven decisions to help organizations and athletes improve their performance.

What makes this course different

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Placement opportunity

Our dedicated workforce team will support you in gaining industry experience through a placement during your studies

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Olympic location

With the Olympic Park on your doorstep and countless professional teams in the capital. There's endless opportunities available to you whilst you study and when you graduate

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SportsDock - home to East London Sport

You will study on our Docklands Campus in our purpose-built SportsDock facility. It was home to TeamUSA as they prepared for the 2012 Olympics and now it's home to UEL's sports team, East London Sport.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Our MSc Sports Analytics course has been developed to provide coaches and athletes with objective information, providing statistical and visual evidence to make data-driven decisions. In this course, you will be taught how to collect, analyse, and interpret large and complex sports data. You will also learn how this data can be utilised to enhance athletic performance and decrease the risk of injury.

Throughout your studies you will use industry-standard software such as Tableau and PowerBI. Both of which are widely used by Sports Analysts in professional sports clubs to analyse and present complex data sets.

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This course is subject to validation. You can still apply for this course while it is being approved.

MODULES

HOW YOU'LL LEARN

We are investing in key areas beyond your studies including our career services, library and well-being, to be available both face-to-face on campus and online with many of these available 24/7. We have new, modern library facilities on both campuses offering inspirational environments for study and research. Libraries contain resources in print and digital formats, a range of study spaces and dedicated librarian who can assist with your learning. Students are supported with any academic or subject related queries by an Academic Advisor, module leaders, former and current UEL students.

If you need a bit of extra help with certain skills such as academic writing, maths or IT, our Skillzone and English for Academic Purposes we offer workshops, drop-in sessions and one-to-one appointments to help our students achieve their potential. You can receive advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT systems provided by the university from our IT Service Desks located on all three campuses.

Our Student Support hubs in Docklands and Stratford feature centralised helpdesks to cater for your every need. UEL provides also support and advice for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties (SPDs).

Your overall workload consists of class and online tutor led sessions, individual learning, practical activities. The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module and activity. This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting, to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work. You will receive your personalised timetable at the beginning of the academic year dependent on your course.

 

HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED

This programme will consist of 180 credits. All modules, except the independent research project (dissertation), are 30 credit modules. Students will complete two modules specifically designed at gaining advanced knowledge of sport performance and data analysis.

One module will cover predominantly theoretical aspects of data analysis and technologies in sport at an advanced level, whilst the second module allows you to apply data science techniques and use your analytical skills to make data-driven decisions.

We use a variety of formative and summative assessment methods to deepen your theoretical knowledge of the concepts and improve your ability to apply the knowledge. You can expect to complete coursework, presentations, proposals, and case studies in some cases. 

CAMPUS and FACILITIES

Docklands Campus

Docklands Campus, Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

Alireza Monajati

Alireza is a Lecturer in Strength, Conditioning and Human Performance

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What we're researching

The Applied Sport Sciences Research Group (ASSRG) investigates topics within sport and exercise science serving athletes and coaches, team owners, recruitment and marketing managers and public health. Analytic research is carried on across sports and will help to deepen the understanding of games, individuals and team's performance, recruitment and marketing strategies.

Research topics including but not limited to: Players' evaluation, data visualization, risk of injury, sport psychology, sport business, sport marketing and recruitment.

Aside from analytic research, group members investigate strength and conditioning within combat sports; stereotype threat and its impact on performance; the psychological benefits of green exercise; healthy aging; injury prevention and rehabilitation. Group members are active in consultancy within professional sport, having worked with Commonwealth, Olympic and World Championship medallists.

YOUR FUTURE CAREER

A career in sports analytics can lead to multiple roles in a wide range of exciting settings with amazing opportunities for career progression. You might be employed directly by a professional sports club to work with their coaching or scouting staff or work for one of the many businesses that elite teams and individual athletes approach for consultancy. Job titles may include Performance Analyst, Sport Analyst, Sport Scientist or Data Analyst.

You will develop your skills and knowledge in a directly applied context, further supported by industry experience through the placement module. This will ensure that you are 'employment ready' in your knowledge, skills and experience. The strong industry experience and contacts of our staff team also mean that you will be well-connected to potential jobs as they arise.

The visualisation, analytic and statistical skills acquired during this programme can be applied to different sets of data across different industries, which provide a unique opportunity for graduates to have a wide range of destinations both within and outside of the sport industry (additional qualifications may be needed). 

In addition you will be encouraged to make full use of the range of employability resources available through the Careers Centre and LinkedIn Learning.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.