SHE047.19 - MSc Sport Performance Analysis Studentship

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Posted: 15/05/2019 15:56
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: Sponsorship of course fees 2019/2020 up to £5,085
Location: Sheffield
Level: MSc Student
Deadline: 03/06/2019 09:00
Hours: Equivalent of 2-3 days per week
Benefits: Studentship
Job Type: Studentship

MSc Sport & Exercise Science – Sports Performance Analysis Studentship opportunity with the English Institute of Sport, GB Boxing & University of Chester

•        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 the University of Chester and GB Boxing is offering an exciting MSc Studentship. Alongside their studies, the successful candidate will engage in an industrial placement with Great Britain boxing, spending time learning alongside EIS Performance Analysis practitioners within the World class programme.  

The English Institute of Sport & GB Boxing will provide full sponsorship of the course fees at Chester for the 2019/2020 academic year (up to £5,085).

Studentship Placement Overview

  • Time: It is anticipated that the placement will require the successful candidate to be available for the equivalent of 2/3 days per week. It should be noted that the nature of the placement is likely to require attendance during evenings, at weekends and bank holidays.
  • Location: The candidate will be based predominantly at the University of Chester, however, will also be required to travel to the Sheffield EIS GB Boxing high performance centre and on international trips. It may also include travel to other sites within the UK.
  • Duration: The studentship will start from September 2019 and last for a maximum of one year.

Main learning opportunities, tasks and activities

  • First hand exposure to the high-performance environment of Olympic Boxing 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 GB Boxing programme, coaches and athletes.
  • Undertake analysis projects and present findings to relevant staff.
    NOTE: 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 Microsoft Office programmes with emphasis on 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 Dartfish Software.

How to apply for the Studentship opportunity

The application process contains two independent requirements.

  1. Enrol independently on the MSc Sport & Exercise Science – Sports Performance Analysis
  • The successful applicant will be expected to be independently accepted on the MSc Sport & Exercise Science – Performance Analysis) 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 in Sports Performance Analysis, to candidates in the process of enrolling or those yet to formally apply.

       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 the 3rd June 2019.
  • The application letter will outline the following question and will be a maximum of 500 words;
    • ‘Why you, and why Performance Analysis’
  • If you are shortlisted to the next stage, there will be a formal interview scheduled week beginning 10th June at the University of Chester.

For informal information on either the MSc course or the Studentship opportunity please contact Chris Connelly (Senior Performance Analyst at the English Institute of Sport; or Dr Edd Thomson (Senior Lecturer in Performance Analysis and Biomechanics;

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