Cultivate sports talent with St Mary’s innovative Sports Performance Analysis and Talent Identification degree
Analyse sports performance and identify talent for elite organisations with our Sports Performance Analysis and Talent Identification degree. You will become confident in topics like holistic development and recruitment strategies and also conduct your own research.
Our student, Lewis, says that, on this course, “you’ll get a true representation of the industry, a highly trained and experienced programme team, engaging lectures, and the opportunity to further your career”.
This is a two-year accelerated BSc, which gives you a head start in your career and maximises your earning potential.
Learn with the latest technology and world-class facilities
You will have access to the latest industry software, world-class sports facilities and British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) accredited labs, including:
- Fitness and Conditioning Suite
- Sir Mo Farah Athletics Track
- Performance Hall
- Biomechanics Laboratory.
Contribute to real-world sport
During your degree, you will get exciting opportunities to analyse real-life athletic performance. Our students and staff have worked at:
Expert teaching and support
You will learn from leading academics and industry specialists. They’re devoted to your studies, as well as your personal and professional growth. Our student, Aikaterini, tells us she was “always encouraged and fully supported”. Find out more about how, here at St Mary's University, we have enhanced sports analysis education.
Gain extra qualifications while you study
On our Sports Performance Analysis and Talent Identification degree, you can 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.
Work placements: professional experience with elite organisations
As a sports performance analysis and talent identification student, you can also complete work placements with elite organisations. This experience will help you apply your studies to a professional setting and build your network of industry contacts.
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The modules listed below are the modules that were available to students in the 2023/24 academic year and are illustrative of what may be offered for 2024/25.
Please note: it is possible that a module listed on the website will not be able to run due to reasons beyond our control. For more information please refer to our course information disclaimer.
We expect applicants to achieve a grade C (or equivalent) in either IT, Science, Maths, PE, Sport, or Business Studies. Applicants not studying these subjects will still be considered where they meet the tariff point requirement. These applicants will be reviewed by the course lead and may be invited to interview. Interviews will consist of a practical task to assess your ability to complete a blended learning programme.
We will make you an offer if you are within the tariff band range and you meet subject-specific requirements (where applicable).
For undergraduate programmes we will take into account subjects studied at Level 3, your GCSEs (or equivalent) profile, relevant non-academic achievements outlined in your personal statement, references, and your motivation for study.
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International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section (or equivalent).
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Fees & funding
*Please note: these fees are annual and may increase in line with inflation each year subject to the Government's review of Higher Education Funding.
Information about tuition fees, student loans, and funding your studies can be found within our fees and funding section.
Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your programme.
Additional costs could be incurred depending on optional modules chosen and other projects undertaken.
For further information about additional costs please see our additional costs webpage.
Find out more about our range of scholarships and bursaries available to undergraduate students .
How the degree is taught
Contact time - 40%
Independent study - 60%
You'll be taught on our beautiful and historic campus located in Twickenham, London.
Most modules will share the common three-hour per week structure of Sport, Health and Applied Science programmes: one-hour lecture, one-hour seminar and one-hour practical. We are committed to providing the very best teaching and look to continually use innovative approaches alongside traditional methods to best support your needs.
The applied nature of the degree means you will also be supported through an industry-specific placement and specialist symposium events hosted by key industry figures.
You will be allocated a personal tutor who you will meet with on a regular basis to focus on your professional and academic development. This individualised approach looks to guide you towards your desired career in elite sport. Your personal tutor will also support you with visits whilst on you're on your professional placement.
There will be a large range of assessment strategies tailored around industry-specific roles in performance analysis and talent identification. These include:
- Pre and post-performance presentations
- Intervention strategies
- Performance profiles
- Player/team performance reports
- Case studies
- Professional reviews
We adhere to the university’s policy of providing feedback on assessments within 15 working days.
Our Sports Performance Analysis and Talent Identification BSc will help you develop essential transferrable skills, such as communication, attention to detail, and resilience.
Some examples of job roles and areas of work for graduates of Sports Performance Analysis and Talent Identification BSc (Hons) include:
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