Game Insight Analyst at the Football Association
“The MSc course has helped me with projects within my role at Southend United. At university, I especially enjoyed the Work Based Project modules, as it allowed me to apply my knowledge into a professional analysis setting. I did a project on set pieces within my club, which had a very positive outcome within my club.
“We were able to score more goals from set pieces as we found what suited our players and style of play, and we conceded fewer opportunities when defending set pieces. Another module, which focused on feedback with coaches, has ensured I have improved how I inform the coaching process with my analytical insight.
“The structure allowed me to work at my placement as well as play semi-pro football. Without the structure of course, I would not have been able to balance the three. I missed a few lectures due to work/football commitments, but it was available for me to catch up on and go over the lectures the next day. It meant I could be flexible, and didn't have to stress.
“The intensive weeks were great as it was great to meet everyone in September and then catch up with everyone again when it came to the January intensive week. It was great to see how everyone had grown within their roles at their clubs, through the aid of the MSc course. I have managed to stay in good contact with a few of the course. We continue to share code windows, ideas and analytical insight. As well as continuing to talk about jobs that come up at clubs!”