Performance Analysis Internship

Our MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Science course is offering a part-funded (50%) UK Fees Bursary through a Performance Analysis Internship with Team Derby.

Internship Details

Closing Date: Monday 27 June 2022

Interview Date: Week commencing 4 July2022

Start Date:

Person Specification

Please read the following information in full before applying, emails requesting information contained within this specification will not be answered.

Department: Sport and Exercise Science

Role title: MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Science / Sport Science Internship

Fees: £7850 – 50% funded - £3925 (applicant will need to fund the remaining 50% - £3925)
International applications are welcomed; however applicants should be aware that the bursary is only to the amount of UK fees

Responsible to: Team Derby / University of Derby Postgraduate Coordinator (Sport and Exercise Science)

Start Date: Induction with Team Derby – September 2022
                  MSc enrolment will be week commencing 12 September 2022

Ref: MSc TD PA

Team Derby and the Sport and Exercise Science department at the University of Derby are providing a partial bursary award toward postgraduate fees as part of an ongoing initiative to enhance athletic performance support within the University.

In this unique opportunity, the successful candidate will assist in coordinating the delivery of Performance Analysis (PA) to a range of competitive teams and individual athletes primarily within the Team Derby Performance Programme. The candidate will operate under the supervision of a PA lecturer and Team Derby performance staff, as well as being supported in their studies on the MSc programme. They will also be expected to coordinate the undergraduate interns in PA, which represents further opportunity to develop leadership skills. The candidate will be required to collect data to support their MSc Independent Research project and will be able to use the experience to contribute towards their compulsory placement. They will also be required to attend their modules as part of the MSc and contribute approximately 15 hours a week to the delivery of PA support to athletes. This opportunity is designed to support career development and will ensure that the necessary skills needed to progress into Performance Analyst roles are developed.


As part of the internship, the successful applicant will:

Criteria for the role

Our tables show you whether criteria are essential or desirable for this role and whether evidence of this is required on application and/or at interview.

Qualifications: vocational, professional, academic

CriteriaEssential or desirableEvidence required on applicationEvidence required in interview
A minimum 2:1 BSc Hons degree in Sport and Exercise Science or related subject Essential Yes Yes
Interest in pursuing ISPAS Accreditation Desirable Yes Yes
Coaching Qualification Desirable Yes Yes
IELTS 7 (if non-English speaking) Essential Yes No

Experience and knowledge

CriteriaEssential or desirableEvidence required on applicationEvidence required in interview
Experience of utilising performance analysis software Essential Yes Yes
Experience of undertaking academic research, research methods and data analysis Essential Yes Yes
Experience of working in elite sport or undertaking research in an elite sport environment Desirable Yes Yes
Experience and knowledge in one or more of the following areas
1. Performance Analysis
2. Coaching
3. Academic Study & Research Skills
Essential Yes Yes

Skills and abilities

CriteriaEssential or desirableEvidence required on applicationEvidence required in interview
Excellent written and oral communication skills Essential Yes Yes
Excellent inter-personal skills Essential No Yes
Competency in a range of laboratory and practical skills as relevant Essential Yes Yes
Competency in relevant IT skills Essential Yes No

Applicant Information


Interested applicants are required to complete the MSc application form available through the course pages by the closing date detailed above.

Please ensure evidence of undergraduate degree classification is appended to the application.

CV’s and covering letters sent via email will not be considered as they must form part of a formal application.

Applicants should quote the reference MSc TD PA at the start of their personal statement; failure to do so will invalidate your application. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted and invited to interview as outlined above.


The panel will endeavour to make decisions on the day and inform successful applicants accordingly.

If you require any further information regarding the MSc programme and content, the internship position, or the research project, please contact:

Dr. Charlotte Chandler

Postgraduate Coordinator (Sport and Exercise Science)

Tel: 01332 593373