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Course details



General aspects

Attainment level (B.Sc. M.Sc. PhD): M. Sc.

Name Organisation/ University: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) & Collaborator: Institut Nacional d’Educació Física de Catalunya (INEFCM)     

Address: Facultat de Psicologia (UAB), Carrer de la Fortuna, s/n, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona

Country: Spain​

Organisational aspects

Number of spots: 25

Costs/ tuition fee: 27,67€/ECTS-credit for EU and Spanish citizens; 75€/ECTS-credit for non-EU citizens (Total of credits: 90 credits ECTS)

Start of the program: October

Application deadline: September 30th

Language of tuition: Spanish (80%), Catalan (10%) and English (10%)

Admittance of foreign students: yes

Study duration/ Workload (ECTS): 3 semesters (1 year and a half) ; 90 credits ECTS

Study structure/ mode: full-time

Practical internship (yes/no): Yes

Formal supervision (yes/no): Yes

Additional aspects

Target group and Study focus:

The official master's degree in Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity aims to meet the expectations of a socially relevant area such as sports and physical exercise, which in the past decades has become consolidated as a research and application field in psychology. On the one hand, the objective of the psychology of sports is to improve the performance and well-being of athletes by teaching psychological techniques and strategies and working on an indirect intervention by offering assessments to families, trainers, and directors so that athletes can experience better development and performance at a personal level. On the other, the psychology of physical activity helps professionals in health sciences and physical activity to establish an active lifestyle for the population in general, thus improving their quality of life and preventing sedentariness.

What to do afterward, jobs perspectives:

The master's degree's fundamental objective is to provide students with the skills and competencies needed to conduct research, evaluations, and interventions in the field of psychology of sport and physical activity, always from a professional perspective accredited by the degree previously obtained by the student.​

Entry Requirements

Access to this master's degree is open to holders of an official bachelor's degree from a Spanish university or from another higher education institution within or outside the European Higher Education Area, provided this gives access to postgraduate studies in the country of issue.

Students should hold one of the following university qualifications:

  • Degree in Psychology and in Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport, or equivalent.

  • Degree in Health Sciences in Education Sciences. The coordinators of the master’s degree will review the academic file of such students, to determine if they have to undertake bridging courses, which will be chosen from a list of subjects detailed below.


Knowledge of English at level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the European Council is required. In the event that a student does not hold a document accrediting such level, the student may request a comprehension and expression test from the master’s degree committee.

How to apply


Online via the website

Each year you can apply online for the Offical master’s degree in Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity for the upcoming winter semester. Please note: sometimes places are exceeded before the application deadline so hurry up if you want to enroll. No applications will be accepted after the deadline has passed!

Click HERE to apply


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