Sports Science (M.Sc.)

The most important facts at a glance:

 

Degree:

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Standard period of studies:

4 Semester

Start:

winter and summer semester

Admission restrictions:

open admission

Application:

You find information on the application procedure for international students here.

Deadlines:

Winter semester: April 1 - May 15

Summer semester: October 1 - November 15

Required Bachelor's degree:

Sport & Sports Science (B.A.)

Homepage:

Department of Sports Science

Faculty:

Faculty 02: Social Sciences, Media and Sports

Accreditation:

The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

Methods (analysis) and applications (approaches) related to sports science will be taught in-depth, building on the knowledge acquired in a basic course of studies (e.g. Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Sports Science). Students of the M.Sc. program learn a variety of methods from the natural and social science spectrum, which enable them to adequately differentiate and address the critical problems of the future and learn how to adapt these methods themselves. Specifically, they are taught how to analyze and regulate the mechanisms of adaptive behavior of individual athletes (individual) as well as groups (social). The subject of individual adaptation involves physiological aspects relating to exercise and sports, as well as emotional or perceptual processes or interventional techniques based on neurophysiology and the science of training. The subject of social adaptation also involves the adaptive behavior within the organizational structure of clubs or organizations, in addition to the behavior of one or several athletes within the structure of a basketball or soccer team.

Master entrance requirements

Proof of a Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Sports Science or a B.Ed. in the subject combination of Sports and Natural Sciences, Sports and Mathematics or Sports and Social Studies, or a B.Sc. in Business Education with a focus on Sports or an equivalent final degree from a university in Germany or abroad.

Passing an aptitude test (more information can be found at: www.sport.uni-mainz.de).

Proof of membership of an A or B squad of a sport.

Proof of completion of relevant vocational training,Proof of a minimum of two years of relevant work experience (if applicable).

It is assumed that students have sufficient active and passive knowledge of the English language to read specialist literature in English and participate in courses taught in English; this does not include submitting written course work and writing examinations in the English language. Proof is not required.

Proof of proficiency in the German language to the level of the German Language Proficiency Examination for Admission to Higher Education for Foreign Applicants (DSH) is required for applicants, who either did not obtain their university entrance qualification at a German institution or whose degree was not from a degree program taught in German.

Information

The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Student Counselling Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).