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German Sports University Cologne


International Sport Development and Politics

Subjects: International Sport Development and Politics,Sport Development,Politics

M.A. | Master of Arts

⏳  Duration
4 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
💶  Application Fee non-EU
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💶  Cost per Semester
330 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

Course description

The M.A. International Sport Development and Politics aims to provide a deep understanding of the structures, actors, and conflicts in sport and physical activity. This program offers an international perspective on sport, incorporating transnational and comparative dimensions. To gain a thorough knowledge of sport within its political, social, cultural, and economic contexts, the Master’s program integrates sport sciences with humanities, social sciences, and economics. The curriculum is research-focused, enhancing problem-solving skills and methods for analyzing and understanding sport. The study subjects include sport sciences, humanities, social sciences, and economics, all of which are essential for a comprehensive grasp of the field. The program is designed to foster critical thinking and analytical abilities, preparing students to navigate and address the complexities of sport in a global context. By combining these diverse disciplines, the M.A. International Sport Development and Politics equips students with the tools needed to excel in the multifaceted world of sport. The program emphasizes practical knowledge and research skills, ensuring graduates are well-prepared to contribute to the development and governance of sport on an international scale.

Program Information

Study Location Cologne
Start Semester Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 4 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester No information
Cost per Semester 330 EUR
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⏱️ Application Start Winter

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Language Requirements

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IELTS No information
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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.

Qualification 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.

Document Requirements

Transcript of records, indicating all courses (including grade) and the number of credit points and/or the number of hours. Certificate with the average grade of your degree including the respective grading table For the 'M.Sc. Sport Management', 'M.Sc. Human Technology in Sports and Medicine', 'M.Sc. Psychology in Sport and Exercise' and 'M.A. International Sport Development and Politics' in English, for all other Master´s degrees in German language .The motivational letter shall explain your interest for the main subject areas of the Master´s degree, your motives for commencing the studies and your medium-term professional goals (for the 'M.Sc. Sport Management', 'M.Sc. Human Technology in Sports and Medicine', 'M.Sc. Psychology in Sport and Exercise' and 'M.A. International Sport Development and Politics' in English language)

Application Process

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Acceptance local admission restrictions Restricted
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