Sports Ethics and Integrity (M.A.)

The most important facts at a glance:

 

Degree:

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Standard period of studies:

4 semesters

Start:

Winter semester

Admission restrictions:

Restricted

Application:

All applicants should apply via Swansea University’s online application system. The applicants have to submit their application including the necessary evidence of previous study in due time and form toSwansea University.

Required language certificate: see Masters Entrance Requirements
Deadlines:

The application deadline of Swansea University applies.

Required Bachelor's degree:

Due to the inter-disciplinary nature of the course, applications from any degree discipline will be considered. Degree subject areas of particular relevance to the Masters in Sports Ethics and Integrity include Business, Management, Disability Studies, Ethics, Governance, History, Law, Philosophy, Social Sciences or Exercise Sciences.

Homepage:

Erasmus+ Joint Master Degree MAiSI

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

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master of Arts Degree (EMJMD) in Sports Ethics and Integrity (MAiSI) of Faculty 02 at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is an international degree program, which requires a first bachelor’s degree qualification and leads to a second academic degree. The program aims to teach advanced academic knowledge in the field of ethics and integrity in sports. It focuses both on sporting organizations (governance, regulations and legal foundations) and on the people (inclusion, discrimination, health).

The MAiSI consortium brings together six top level higher education institutions with international recognition in the different fields of sports and beyond. The curriculum consists of different modules which focus on the partner university’s individual field of expertise; the partner universities are:

(1)          Swansea University, Swansea, United Kingdom ( “SU“)

(2)          Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (“KUL“)

(3)          Universitat Pompeu Fabra Placa de la Mercè, Barcelona, Spain („UPF“)

(4)          University of Peloponnisos, Greece (“UoP“)

(5)          Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic (“CUNI“ )

(6)          Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany (“JGU“)

 

Objectives

Ethics and integrity are becoming an integral part of future employability in sporting organizations. MAiSI aims at establishing an international degree program which brings together a consortium of excellent higher education institutions. The program includes full-ride scholarships for students within the ERASMUS+ program until 2022 and therefore contributes to the achievement of objectives defined in Europe 2020.

In order to improve the performance of organizations and key players, MAiSI will equip students for high-level careers in sports administration and governance, concentrating on a systematic and integral understanding of ethical, legal and economic aspects and dimensions of governance in the field of sports. The program aims at establishing a new and specific profession within sports management and administration (so called ‘advisers for ethics and integrity in sports’), which develops research and evidence based guidelines and practices that will contribute to the protection and promotion of a good sport for all stakeholders involved.

By passing the master’s exam, the student demonstrates that he or she has obtained the expert skills that are indispensable for addressing ethical and integrity issues, understands the correlations in the specific academic discipline and has the ability to apply scientific methods and knowledge in the context of professional activities in the field of international sports, especially sporting organizations.

 

Masters Entrance Requirements

  1. A bachelor’s degree with at least 180 ECTS credits or a degree recognized as equivalent. If the qualification (bachelor’s degree) is pending, admission may be requested provided that the applicant submits a transcript or list of the modules taken to-date; details are determined by Swansea University. Due to the inter-disciplinary nature of the course, applications from any degree discipline will be considered. Degree subject areas of particular relevance to the Masters in Sports Ethics and Integrity include ‌‌‌‌‌Business, Management, Disability Studies, Ethics, Governance, History, Law, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Sports and Exercise Sciences.
  2. Applicants with a first (1st) or second class honors, upper division (2.1) degree according to no. 1 will be considered for admission. This corresponds to a grade of 2,0 according to the German grading system.
  3. Proof of German language proficiency is not required.
  4. Proof of English proficiency, such as the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of at least 6.5 or a degree in a program taught in English or another proof of English proficiency which is accepted as equivalent by Swansea University.
  5. Another additional requirement for admission to the Master's program ‘Sports Ethics and Integrity’ is that the applicant is still eligible to take exams in this program of study. A declaration stating the eligibility to take exams has to be submitted. Even if the applicant meets all entrance requirements, admission to the Master's program ‘Sports Ethics and Integrity’ depends on the successful completion of the admissions process.

All applicants should apply via Swansea University’s ontrack system. The applicants have to submit their application including the necessary evidence of previous study in due time and form to Swansea University. According to the cooperation agreement, the admissions process and enrollment is carried out by Swansea University. This also applies for applications to an advanced semester. JGU receives the information about the status of the students (enrolled, leave of absence, disenrolled) as well as all data necessary for enrollment from Swansea University. Swansea University transfers all necessary data to JGU.

Information

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

The Academic Advisory 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).