Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Professional Practice (Sport Performance Analysis)

This new development, MSc Pr​ofessional Practice, adopts a distance learning delivery approach, that overcomes the need to relocate or commute in for lectures. The programme has a focus on the development of expertise and applied learning within the work environment and the application of theoretical context. This will be achieved through a longitudinal professional placement in the field of sport performance analysis, via either the students own work or a studentship advertised. ​Due to the popularity of this programme you should submit your application at the earliest opportunity, and at the very latest by 30th June. Applications received after this date will only be considered if the programme has not reached full capacity.

Entry requirements

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Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip

Applicants should normally have one of the following: An honours degree (2:1 or above) in a sport or mathematics related area are appropriate to the Programme Director An honours degree (2:1 or above) in an alternative subject area that is acceptable by the Programme Director. Experience of study or provision of performance analysis. Candidates with exceptional and extensive work experience in sport, coaching or performance will also be considered. For the MSc Professional Practice, applicants must also either have a relevant professional work placement organised or apply for a supported internship. Selection Procedure: Students are normally selected on the basis of their formal application, a CV and an interview. Applicants are usually invited to have an informal (skype or phone) conversation with the Programme Director before any offer is made.

MSc

Applicants should normally have one of the following:

An honours degree (2:1 or above) in a sport or mathematics related area are appropriate to the Programme Director
An honours degree (2:1 or above) in an alternative subject area that is acceptable by the Programme Director.
Experience of study or provision of performance analysis.
Candidates with exceptional and extensive work experience in sport, coaching or performance will also be considered.
For the MSc Professional Practice, applicants must also either have a relevant professional work placement organised or apply for a supported internship.

Selection Procedure:
Students are normally selected on the basis of their formal application, a CV and an interview. Applicants are usually invited to have an informal (skype or phone) conversation with the Programme Director before any offer is made.

Course modules

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Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip

The Professional Practice programme, designed around a longitudinal professional placement has the following modules. Professional Practice (Sport Performance Analysis); Professional Placement; Reflective and Effective Practice; Contemporary Research in Performance Analysis; Research Methods in Sport; Dissertation; Placement opportunities will assist towards accreditation from International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport (ISPAS).

MSc

The Professional Practice programme, designed around a longitudinal professional placement has the following modules.

Professional Practice (Sport Performance Analysis); Professional Placement; Reflective and Effective Practice; Contemporary Research in Performance Analysis; Research Methods in Sport; Dissertation;

Placement opportunities will assist towards accreditation from International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport (ISPAS).

Assessment methods

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip

With the exception of independent research project (Dissertation) and Professional Placement all modules assessments are based upon 5,000 words or equivalent. Assessment methods are designed to give the student opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of theoretical, applied and professional practice in the most relevant manner, and include coursework based essays, practical presentations, production of resources to highlight analysis, reports and critical reviews. The independent research project (dissertation) can be presented either as a traditional 12,000-word thesis or in the format of a journal article, and will be defended by an oral examination (viva).

MSc

With the exception of independent research project (Dissertation) and Professional Placement all modules assessments are based upon 5,000 words or equivalent. Assessment methods are designed to give the student opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of theoretical, applied and professional practice in the most relevant manner, and include coursework based essays, practical presentations, production of resources to highlight analysis, reports and critical reviews.

The independent research project (dissertation) can be presented either as a traditional 12,000-word thesis or in the format of a journal article, and will be defended by an oral examination (viva).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 560 per Module (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 560 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 560 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 560 per Module (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 560 per Module (EU) 2 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 560 per Module (EU) 1 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 560 per Module (England) 1 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 560 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 560 per Module (Scotland) 1 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 560 per Module (Wales) 1 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 560 per Module (England) 2 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 560 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 560 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 560 per Module (Wales) 2 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 560 per Module (EU) 2 years

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