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M.A. program "International Sport Development and Politics"

M.A. program "International Sport Development and Politics"

The M.A. programme "International Sport Development and Politics" at the German Sport University Cologne is designed primarily for graduates of sports, social sciences and humanities who have a strong interest in the political, cultural, economic and social aspects of sport. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the master program and its diversity requirements, it is also open to applicants from other disciplines.

Aiming at a comprehensive understanding of structures, actors and conflicts in sport and physical activity, it provides an international focus on sport, including transnational and comparative dimensions. In order to obtain a profound knowledge and understanding of sport in its political, social, cultural and economic framework, the programme combines sport sciences with humanities, social sciences and economics. The programme is highly research oriented and fosters problem-solving capacities as well as methods for understanding and analysing sport.

Truly international in its orientation, the master programme strives to qualify students for responsible occupations in the field of sport development in sport organisations, governments and administrations, as well as non-governmental organisations.

All relevant information regarding the objectives and contents of the programme including modules and study plans, career perspectives, admission requirements and the application procedure including the eligibility criteria can be obtained from the university’s website.

Specifics can be also accessed via the website of the Institute of European Sport Development and Leisure Studies.

In order to assess your general suitability in terms of contents and approaches of the degree programme you are kindly advised to use the MasterCheck Tool.

In order to give you the opportunity to conduct a self-assessment, you can check the eligibility of your Bachelor degree by completing the following form.

In case you require further advice on the admission regulations and application procedure please feel free to contact the International Office and/or the Students Advisory Service.

Application deadlines are as follows:

For Germans and EU citizens:

15 July

(application possible from beginning of June)


For non-EU citizens:

31 May

(application possible from mid-April)


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