M.A. International Sport Development and Politics
Based upon the general admission regulations for all master programs there are the following admission requirements:
- 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.
Lectures and courses in this master program will be held in English. Therefore all students must have sufficient certified English language proficiency. Special knowledge of English must be provided by one of the following language test certificates:
- TOEFL iBT (≥ 95 points)
- IELTS (≥ 7 points)
- Cambridge Certificate (CAE) at C1 level in accordance with the European Reference Framework for Languages (GER)
There are exceptions e.g. for native speakers, graduates holding a Bachelor of an English degree program obtained at an university within the European Union or in a country where the official language is English.
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.
Due to capacity reasons an individual relevance test of the completed course of studies is not possible prior to the admission procedures.
The annex A of the Master´s admission regulations (download right) lists which study requirements must be met to comply with the relevance criteria. In this way prospective students can conduct a self-assessment of the individually completed study contents and decide on an application.