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MSc Sport Analytics

Course overview

Start date

September 2021

Subject area

Sport

Attendance

Full-time

Part-time

Learning

On campus, dual delivery

Course summary

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.

Return to campus: dual delivery

In a Covid-secure environment, enjoy learning on our state-of-the-art campuses and flex between online delivery

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Placement opportunity

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

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

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 Olympics and now it’s home to UEL’s sports team, East London Sport.

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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.

Making a difference

UEL is one of the UK’s leading modern research universities. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), 17 per cent of our overall research submission was classified as ‘world-leading’ for its quality and impact – almost double our previous REF score. A further 45 per cent of our work was considered ‘internationally excellent’.

Fees and funding

£10,280 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)

The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,906 to taught and research masters students.  It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.

Applications are made directly through Student Finance England

Eligibility

Whether you qualify depends on:
•    if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
•    your course
•    your age
•    your nationality or residency status

Full eligibility can be found here 

Please take a look at the Postgraduate Loans for an overview of the new funding.

Apply for a 50 per cent discount on your tuition fees! You can get a 50 per cent discount on course fees through a UEL Postgraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to full-time and part-time UK and EU students of taught postgraduate courses. *Exclusions apply.

Find out more about full eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Terms and conditions apply.

How we can help you

Did you know that with a postgraduate qualification you can expect to earn more than someone who only holds an undergraduate degree?

If you want to build new skills, change career paths, or further your career prospects, a postgraduate degree can help you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries will make financing your education that much easier. Below is some of the funding available to support you in your studies:

Terms and conditions apply.

There are a number of ways you can pay your fees to UEL
•    Online payment facilities
•    By telephone
•    In person at our Docklands or Stratford campus
•    Bank transfer
Full information on making payments can be found here
 
If you wish to discuss payments to the University, please contact our Income Team on 020 8223 2974 or you can email creditcontrol@uel.ac.uk

Below are some ideas on how to fund your postgraduate study:

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK
£9,720

EU, EEA and Swiss Nationals starting a course in September 2021, will no longer be eligible for Home fees. However, such nationals benefitting from Settled Status or Citizens' Rights may become eligible for Home fees as and when the UK Government confirms any new fees regulations. Further information can be found at UKCISA

Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

£10,280 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)

The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,906 to taught and research masters students.  It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.

Applications are made directly through Student Finance England

Eligibility

Whether you qualify depends on:
•    if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
•    your course
•    your age
•    your nationality or residency status

Full eligibility can be found here 

Please take a look at the Postgraduate Loans for an overview of the new funding.

Apply for a 50 per cent discount on your tuition fees! You can get a 50 per cent discount on course fees through a UEL Postgraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to full-time and part-time UK and EU students of taught postgraduate courses. *Exclusions apply.

Find out more about full eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Terms and conditions apply.

How we can help you

Did you know that with a postgraduate qualification you can expect to earn more than someone who only holds an undergraduate degree?

If you want to build new skills, change career paths, or further your career prospects, a postgraduate degree can help you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries will make financing your education that much easier. Below is some of the funding available to support you in your studies:

Terms and conditions apply.

There are a number of ways you can pay your fees to UEL
•    Online payment facilities
•    By telephone
•    In person at our Docklands or Stratford campus
•    Bank transfer
Full information on making payments can be found here
 
If you wish to discuss payments to the University, please contact our Income Team on 020 8223 2974 or you can email creditcontrol@uel.ac.uk

Below are some ideas on how to fund your postgraduate study:

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK
£1,620

Per 30 credit module

EU, EEA and Swiss Nationals starting a course in September 2021, will no longer be eligible for Home fees. However, such nationals benefitting from Settled Status or Citizens' Rights may become eligible for Home fees as and when the UK Government confirms any new fees regulations. Further information can be found at UKCISA

Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1,265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11,385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA page for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.

Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here.

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.

Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk

Tuition fees
International
£14,340

EU, EEA and Swiss Nationals starting a course in September 2021, will no longer be eligible for Home fees. However, such nationals benefitting from Settled Status or Citizens' Rights may become eligible for Home fees as and when the UK Government confirms any new fees regulations. Further information can be found at UKCISA

Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Entry requirements

From
Degree
Minimum of 2:1 honours in a sport, mathematics or computer science related area. 2:2 honours in related subject area will also be considered at the discretion of the course leader.
Candidates with exceptional and extensive work experience in sport and/or data analytics may also be considered at the discretion of the course leader.

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

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Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course.

As an inclusive university, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Please note that some courses require applicants to meet the entry requirements outlined on the course page. Our pre-entry Information Advice and Guidance Team are able to provide further advice on entry requirements and suitability for study.
You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre.

What you'll study

We consistently review and develop our courses and modules to ensure they are up-to-date with sector and industry graduate skills demands. Course structure, modules and options are subject to change.

  • The Theory of Sport Analytics (Core)
  • Visual Analytics (Core)
  • Work Based Learning (Mental Wealth) (Core)
  • Applying Research Skills (Core)
  • Research Project (Core)

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. 


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.

Who will teach on this course

Alireza Monajati

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.

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. 

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.

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Our international team travel overseas regularly to meet prospective students and attend recruitment fairs. Our academics also give regular lectures overseas and are happy to speak to prospective students. In addition, we have a large worldwide network of advisors who can provide guidance and support with applying to study at the University of East London.
 

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