International Master in Performance Analysis of Sport

Faculty: Sports Education
Language: English
Requirements: TOEFL test – a score of above 72, IELTS band – 5.5, B2 level, Pearson PTE Academic 59+, Duolingo English Test 100-125
Credits: 120 ECTS
Begins: September 1st
Study type: Full-time
Duration: 2 years
Annual tuition fee*: 2554 EUR
Prerequisites: Bachelor’ degree in the fields of biomedicine, physical sciences, and social sciences
Diploma: Master of Sports

*Tuition fee can be changed for 2024/2025 academic year. 


The International Master in Performance Analysis of Sport” is an inter-university master course that combines three European universities: Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (Germany), Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro in Vila Real (Portugal), and the Lithuanian Sports University in Kaunas (Lithuania). The study programme is based on an intensive and applied study of scientific methodology of specific discipline areas as well as on multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives of Sports Studies. The program is implemented using the mobility resources of the Erasmus scheme. Students will face opportunity to perform the study programme at three universities.


The aim of the program is to train experts and entrepreneurs in Performance Analysis in Sport; to offer specialized quality education meeting labor market demands in the sports training area; to provide graduates with skills that are obtained from modern sources of knowledge focused on performance analysis in sports, and is interrelated with necessary knowledge and skills to develop a career in international settings both in the field of sports professionals and in recreational activities. Studies for postgraduates at Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, the Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, and Lithuanian Sports University will be based on student-centered activity, where students are responsible for managing their study process at three different countries.


The graduate is expected to be able to/use expert knowledge in selected areas of sports performance analysis that contribute to performance development:

  • integrate and apply knowledge, awareness and understanding to the enhancement of athletic performance;
  • Apply the analytical, critical and synthesis skills required to conduct personal and group research in selected areas of performance analysis in sports and related areas;
  • To conduct an independent research project (dissertation) starting from the identification of the research question to the communication of the findings;
  • Take responsibility for their own learning and continued development through the supported progress of personal development and planning (PDP).
  • Demonstrate competent research skills, including those of: consideration of ethics in research, scientific observation, measurement, hypothesis setting, and testing, reduction of error, data interpretation, and report-writing.


The graduates will accumulate abilities to focus their activity on a performance analysis at sports clubs, research institutes, or rehabilitation centers. They will have the possibility to supervise and develop athletes’ follow-up plans in sports clubs and research laboratories (technical documents, experimental systems, laboratory education, etc.). The graduates will be able to work as managers in Technical Departments of national and international sports organizations or in other positions directly linked to Sports Performance research. They will have the opportunity to prolong their carrier in doctoral studies. The graduates will be ready to function in the global market settings at international business entities that are responsible for sports and recreation technologies and innovations. International studies, interdisciplinary methods as well as teamwork will greatly contribute not only to the graduates’ employ-ability but also will enhance and foster their readiness to start their own businesses, or start-ups in the areas of creation and development of modern sports and recreational technologies

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Lithuanian Sports University
Address: Sporto Str. 6, LT-44221 Kaunas, Lithuania
FIRST YEAR (Semester I is held in Germany; Semester II is held in Portugal; *Travel scholarship is provided)
·         Motor Control and Movement Analysis
·         Advances in Sports Coaching
·         Advanced Topics in Notational Analysis
·         Applied Performance Analysis
SECOND YEAR (Semester III and IV are held in Lithuania)
·         Research Methods and Empirical Observation
·         Biomechanical Analysis of Sport Techniques
·         Master’s Thesis