Sport Science – Master of Science

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Postgraduate study programme which requires a first university degree.

For this, the University of Konstanz offers the Bachelor's Programme in Sport Science.

The four-semester Master’s Programme in Sport Studies provides you with a specialised understanding in sport science. The main focus is on training, movement and sport psychological interventions. The MSc Sport Science offers you a wide-ranging programme of contents: in addition to natural science topics, such as medicine or knowledge of human movement capacities, you will also acquire teaching and methodological know-how for practical application purposes, for instance international project management. You have three fields to choose your specialist area from: Training and Testing, Neuromechanics or Biomechanics. Our MSc graduates can look forward not only to a professional future in international sport science institutions but also the option of studying for a doctorate.

Overview

DegreeMaster of Science
Programme startWinter semester
Period of study4 semesters
Application period24.3. - 15.4.
Admission restrictionsyes
ECTS120
Number of places:10

Why study Sport Science at Konstanz?

  • University of Konstanz as partner of top sports
  • The location on Lake Constance and the proximity to the Alps offers access to an excellent range of sports activities, which are complemented by the university’s own sports facilities, equipment and courses (e.g. sailing and rowing boats, gymnastics apparatus, beach volleyball fields, gym, fitness centre, adventure education)
  • Research-oriented teaching
  • Main research areas in highly relevant fields of society, such as neuromechanics and sport psychology
  • Professionally equipped laboratories
  • Working together with various test persons and groups (e.g. children, senior citizens, athletes, patients with neurological disorders)
  • Small seminar groups and individual supervision

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Content

Prospects and opportunities

Career prospects

Typical career prospects include work as:

  • Biomechanist
  • Health and fitness coach
  • Health researcher
  • Regenerative and physiotherapist

These professions can be found in e.g.:

  • Healthcare institutions (e.g. rehabilitation clinics and centres)
  • Olympic centres
  • Sports academies
  • Sports clubs and associations
  • Fitness centres and gyms

If you are aiming for an academic career, you can follow up with doctoral studies.

Programme structure

Programme start

Winter semester

Academic structure

You can find an exemplary structure of the study programme in this table.


Additional information about the programme structure is available at the Exam regulations (in German).

Internship and study abroad

Internships

You must complete an internship of at least 2 months during the semester break. Your department or our Career Service are here to help you find a suitable placement.

Study abroad

A period of study abroad is always highly recommended. The university promotes study abroad via the ERASMUS programme and numerous other exchange programmes.

Requirements

What interests and skills should I have?

The Master's Programme in Sport Science is designed for bachelor graduates in sport science or closely related disciplines with obvious links to sport science. If you are interested in this master's programme you will be taking part in an ambitious, research-oriented programme which offers you the opportunity to find a foothold in both scientific and non-scientific areas.

Language skills

You have to document advanced English language skills (spoken and written English), level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages if you are not an English native speaker. You can document your English language skills through one of the following language tests (or equivalent tests):

  • IELTS (result 6,5 or better)
  • TOEFL (internet-based result 92 or better)
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE; grade B or better)
  • Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE; grade C or better)

International applicants also need documentation of their German language skills, level DSH-2 or TestDaF 4, or a language test recognised as equivalent.

Language(s) of instruction

The MSc in Sport Science is taught in English.

Admission requirements

  • Qualifying degree of a three-year (or more) study programme in sport science or a related subject with obvious links to sport science, acquired at an institution of higher education or 'Berufsakademie' (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science).
  • Documentation of your English language skills (level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  • International applicants need documentation of their German language skills, level DSH-2 or TestDaF 4, or a language test recognised as equivalent.

For details, please see the admission regulations.

Fees

Semester fee

All students enrolled at the University of Konstanz are charged a semester fee each semester, similar to all other German universities. Here you can find the current semester fee and its individual components.

Tuition fees for first degree studies for some international students
Beginning in the winter semester 2017/18, the state of Baden-Württemberg will require some international students to pay university tuition fees for their first degree studies. The following will generally not be required to pay tuition fees: citizens of a country within the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA), doctoral students and certain 'Bildungsinländer' (international students with German Abitur). You can find more detailed information here.

Tuition fees for second degree studies for all students
All students will be required to pay tuition fees for their second degree studies starting in the winter semester 2017/18, too. You can find more detailed information here.

Application

The Master's Programme in Sport Science has admission restrictions.

The study programme begins in the winter semester only. The application period is end of February - 1 May. There may be other deadlines if you are applying for admission to a higher semester (for instance, if you are changing subjects or universities). Please check the university website for more information.

An application is possible during the following period: 24.3. - 15.4. (winter semester). There may be other deadlines if you are applying for admission to a higher semester (for instance, if you are changing subjects or universities). For more information please consult the university website.

Application documents

  • Officially certified copy of your original bachelor's degree certificate, with an official translation into German or English, if applicable;
  • Officially certified copy of your academic transcript for each year/semester of study, showing subjects taken and grades obtained, with an official translation into German or English, if applicable. Students in the final year of study: an officially certified copy of your academic transcript to date, showing subjects taken and grades obtained, with an official translation into German or English, if applicable.
  • Curriculum vitae in English
  • Proof of adequate English language skills through one of the following tests: IELTS (minimum: band 6,5); Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (minimum: grade C); TOEFL (minimum points: 550 paper-based or 237 computer-based or 92 internet-based)
  • A statement written by you (1 page), in English, outlining your suitability and motivation for the programme
  • If possible: two letters of recommendation (German or English) by university teachers of your previous institution of study stating your suitability and motivation for participating in the programme (originals or officially certified copies/translations in English or German). Letters should be on official university paper.
  • Documentation of the title and grade of the first degree thesis. If a thesis was not required for your degree, please provide evidence of the title and grade of another substantial piece of written work completed during your studies (through an official document, e.g. an academic transcript or a letter confirming the title and grade.) Please submit officially certified copies of originals and officially certified translations into English or German.
  • Application (informal) for recognition as a case of hardship (if applicable)
  • Current certificate of enrolment, if applicable
  • If you have been enrolled at a German university, please indicate your ‘Fachsemester’ and ‘Hochschulsemester’ and submit a confirmation of leaving this university (Exmatrikulationsbescheinigung).
  • International students: Applicants from China, Mongolia and Vietnam: please submit the APS certificate (original) issued by the German Embassy in your home country.

Application

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