La Trobe University

Master of Sports Analytics


Start dates
Semester 1 (March) 2018
1.5 years full time or part-time equivilent.
Fees and costs
$28,200 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.

At the highest levels of sport, the smallest advantage can make the difference between a champion and a runner up. Launch your career in a $500 billion global industry* and enter the next era of competitive sport.

With support from La Trobe academics and representatives from our industry partners you'll gain advanced skills in data warehousing and analytics, with a specialist focus on elite sport content. You'll study using cutting-edge tools and data sources provided by experts in the field.

Learn to recognise the opportunities in data, and to deliver insights on strategy, recruitment and performance using data visualisations taught in La Trobe's state of the art VisLabs. Armed with regular talks from leading sports analysts, you'll consistently put theory into practice with a project-based learning model designed by our industry partners:

- Carlton F.C.

- Melbourne City F.C.

- Catapult

- Optus

The Master of Sports Analytics has been designed with a range of educational and working backgrounds in mind. Whether you're an exercise science, mathematics or computer science graduate, or you're already working in the industry, this course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to excel in this rapidly growing profession.

* Plunkett Research Limited (2014, November 11). Industry Statistics: Sports & Recreation Business Statistics Analysis.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

Entry requirements


The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of an Australian cognate Bachelor degree (or its equivalent) in computer science and/or sport and exercise science.

Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a cognate Bachelor degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors to determine whether an applicant has demonstrated the capacity to work at a postgraduate level, including academic record, English proficiency, and/or employment experience.

Career outcomes

Graduates of this course will be able to seek employment with sporting clubs (community and elite) and other sporting organisations involved in the performance analysis of athletes (e.g. institutes for sport, sports academies).

Fees and costs

Course fees

$28,200 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.


Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

How to apply for a postgraduate coursework degree.

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Additional information

This course is based at the City Campus, but some subjects are taught at the Melbourne Campus.

See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus: