M.Sc. Psychology in Sport and Exercise (ENGLISH)

Sport psychology is a discipline of growing relevance in elite, leisure and health sport.
The English-language scientific master programme “Psychology in Sport and Exercise” provides the basis for a variety of career perspectives, particularly in sport psychology, psychology or sport science research. The programme combines natural and social sciences and delivers interdisciplinary skills and techniques to prepare the students for the world of employment. 

Target group

The M.Sc. Psychology in Sport and Exercise is suitable for graduates with a degree in psychology or a degree in sport science. Prospective students should be interested in scientific thinking and working (e.g. conducting experiments) and the practical application of theory and research (e.g. coaching of athletes and teams). 

Degree aim and content

The M.Sc. Psychology in Sport and Exercise comprises aspects of psychology, sport and health from an international perspective. The course will provide the academic knowledge and foundational research skills necessary to pursue careers in research or applied fields. 

Job perspectives

In Germany, the title “psychologist” is protected by law. According to the Professional Association of Psychologists (German: “Berufsverband Deutscher Psychologinnen und Psychologen”, BDP), which recognized the master programme Psychology in Sport and Exercise as a psychology degree, graduates in this master programme are officially psychologists or sport psychologists if they also have a bachelor degree in psychology. Otherwise, they are considered sport psychology experts.


Regular length of study
4 semesters

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Workload (ECTS)
120 credit points

Commencement of studies
Winter semester

Number of places
30 per year

Language of instruction

Semester fee of appr. 300 €

Application process

Module handbooks & other study documents

Further information

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