M.A. International Sport Development and Politics

As per the admission regulations for all Master’s programmes, the following admission requirements apply:

  • Completed degree (no less than six semesters) in a related field of study (Subject-specific requirements regarding the relevancy are listed in annex A of the admission regulations)
  • Proof of ability (above-average final grade of either 2.5 or higher in the German system or B according to ECTS)
  • Personal qualification (proven by Curriculum Vitae (CV) and letter of motivation) and professional qualification.

All lectures and courses in this Master’s programme will be in English. As a result, all students are required to demonstrate certified proficiency in the English language. Proof of language proficiency may be demonstrated through any of the following language test certificates:

  • TOEFL iBT (≥ 95 points)
  • IELTS Academic (≥ 7 points)
  • Cambridge Certificate (CAE) at C1 level following the European Reference Framework for Languages (GER)

There are exceptions to this requirement. Native English speakers or graduates who have obtained a Bachelor’s degree from an English-language programme at a university within the European Union or in a country where English is the official language are exempted.

German language proficiency is not compulsory for a successful application, however we strongly recommend all students to have some basic knowledge of the German language.

Furthermore students in the MA International Sport Development and Politics should show the following skills and interests:

The admission requirements include the completion of a relevant Bachelor's degree with at least 180 credit points according to European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The programme should predominantly focus on (at least 90 credits) either sports science, social sciences, humanities, culture or economics.
In terms of methodology, the majors of the Bachelor programme should reveal foundations of empirical social research and hermeneutics (at least > 10 CP) and in terms of study content, historical or current socio-political or sport scientific developments (at least must include > 25 CP). 

Furthermore, good knowledge of English (C1 level in the Common European Framework) is required.

 ⇒  Contrary to all other degree courses, the sport qualification test is not compulsory for the admission to any master programme at the German Sport University.

Please note: individual relevance test of the completed course of studies

For capacity reasons, it is not possible to carry out a personalised relevance assessment of undergraduate studies before admission.

Annex A of the Master’s admission regulations (available for download) specifies the study requirements that must be fulfilled. Prospective students can use this to self-assess their completed study contents and determine whether to apply.

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