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Performance Analysis and Coaching Science with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

University of Derby

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This degree offers you the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence before you advance to stage one of your honours degree.

Course description

Become part of a new generation of sports scientists with all the expertise you need to help athletes reach their full potential. Derby has set the pace in developing this innovative course which will act as the launchpad for your career in a highly competitive arena.

  • Start your degree with a foundation year to gain a valuable introduction to sports science and achieve your full BSc (Hons) qualification in four years of study
  • Realise your ambitions: this route is ideal for anyone considering a change of career or taking up a completely new subject area
  • Focus on the interdisciplinary nature of performance analysis and coaching
  • Gain vital insights into real-world practice, including unique opportunities to go on work placements and internships with professional clubs
  • Combine theoretical knowledge and practical skills in our state-of-the-art facilities, including our new £10.8m Sports Centre
  • Harness the latest coaching and performance analysis technologies, such as Sports Code, Dartfish and Quintic.

Performance Analysis and Coaching Science at Derby

Using the latest technologies, including a VICON 3D motion capture system and integrated Kistler Force Plates, plus a scientific and practical approach, this course enables you to develop specialist skills in performance analysis to train athletes to their full potential.

Throughout the course you'll study the science behind physical performance, exploring anatomy for sport and exercise, biomechanics, development of coaching, and notational, movement and performance analysis.

Combining your understanding of the human body with coaching principles, you will progress to learn vital techniques for improving individual sporting performance. Unique work placement and internship opportunities with professional clubs allow you to apply your theoretical knowledge to practice, which is essential in preparation for your future career.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,045per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Derby

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  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning International Student Centre offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the EU and EEA.
A comprehensive welcome and induction programme helps international students settle into university life.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 81 6

    57th out of 84 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    130 65%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    123 62%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67 67%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%



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