BIS045.19 - MSc Sport Performance Analysis Studentship

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Posted: 08/05/2019 11:11
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: Course fees Sponsorship up to £9,100
Location: Bisham
Level: MSc Student
Deadline: 04/06/2019 23:59
Hours: Approximately 3 days per week
Benefits: Studentship
Job Type: Studentship

MSc Sport Performance Analysis Studentship opportunity with the English Institute of Sport, GB Hockey & Middlesex University

•        Are you inspired by the Olympic and Paralympic movement and the ‘power of Sport?’

•        Do you want the chance to develop your performance analysis skills and learn from the best athletes, coaches and science and medicine practitioners?

•        Are you dynamic, self-motivated, committed to excellence and devoted to a career in Performance Analysis?

The EIS, in partnership with Middlesex University and GB Hockey, is offering an exciting MSc Studentship. Alongside their studies, the successful candidate will engage in an industrial placement with GB Hockey, spending time learning alongside EIS Performance Analysis practitioners within the World class programme.

The English Institute of Sport, GB Hockey & Middlesex University will provide sponsorship of the course fees up to £9,100 for the 2019/2020 academic year.

Studentship Placement Overview

  • Time: The placement will require the successful candidate to be available for an approximate/average of 3 days per week at GB Hockey (although this may vary throughout the placement).  It should be noted that the nature of the placement is likely to require attendance during evenings, at weekends and bank holidays. In addition, the candidate will need to also attend MSc lessons 1 day a week at London Sport Institute, Middlesex University which is based at Allianz Park, London.
  • Location: The candidate will be based predominantly out of Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre for the placement, however the nature of the placement may require you to travel to other sites within the UK and potentially internationally. For travel outside of Bisham Abbey, expenses will be provided
  • Duration: The studentship will start from September 2019 and last for a maximum of one year. The continuation of the studentship will be based on satisfactory performance with both the placement and MSc course.

Main learning opportunities, tasks and activities

  • First hand exposure to the high-performance environment of GB Hockey and the EIS system.
  • The opportunity to learn alongside the EIS Performance Analysis team which will also develop the skills, knowledge and experience required to be able to deliver to the elite coaches and athletes.
  • Experience data and video analysis solutions through applied software, hardware and feedback processes.
  • Design targeted support and projects to identified coaches, under the supervision of the EIS Performance Analysis team. This support will dovetail with the academic studies.
  • The opportunity to be involved in a range of EIS personal development opportunities across the year including meetings, workshops and CPD forums.
  • The opportunity to be involved with the analysis provision to the Senior International Men and Women’s GB Hockey programmes.
  • Undertake analysis projects and present findings to relevant staff.The above is not regarded as exclusive or exhaustive.

Person Specification for the Studentship Placement 


  • A long-term commitment to a career in Performance Analysis, or equivalent within elite sport.
  • An understanding of the role of Performance Analysis and Sport Science support either through academic qualifications or experience.
  • A commitment to seizing opportunities and developing personal excellence with any situation they are presented with.
  • A proactive approach to problem solving under pressure.
  • A team player who can drive their own development.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with others.
  • Ability to balance conflicting demands and tight deadlines.
  • Be committed, prompt, and professional at all times.
  • Receptive to feedback about own behaviour, strengths and areas for improvement.
  • Proficient in using Mac OS and excel.


  • Prior experience in the provision of performance analysis support to athletes and coaches to improve performance. 
  • Basic knowledge and experience of data and video analysis systems and their use and impact to improve performance.
  • Experience in the use of SportsCode, Tableau and iMovie/FCP
  • ISPAS accreditation.

How to apply for the Studentship opportunity

The application process contains two independent requirements.

1. Enrol independently on the Sport Performance Analysis MSc at Middlesex University

  • The successful applicant will be expected to be independently accepted on the Sport Performance Analysis MSc course for the 2019/2020 Academic year, following the standard process for enrolment on this course.
  • The responsibility is on the applicant to ensure that they apply within the pre-determined timelines and achieve the entry level requirements for enrolment.
  • Specific course details and to enrol on the course can be found here
  • This opportunity is open to candidates already enrolled on the MSc at Middlesex University course or to candidates in the process of enrolling.

 2.   Apply directly to the English Institute of Sport to be considered for the Studentship placement

  • To apply formally please go to the EIS recruitment site by Wednesday 22nd May, Midnight
  • Your application letter will address the following question in a maximum of 500 words;
    • ‘Why you, why this role and why Performance Analysis’
  • If you are shortlisted to the next stage, there will be a formal interview scheduled for 5th June 2019 at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre.

For informal information on either the MSc course or the Studentship opportunity then please contact Amber Luzar at the English Institute of Sport on or Dr Nimai Parmar at Middlesex University on



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