M.Sc. Master in
Psychology & Exercise
Attainment level (B.Sc. M.Sc. PhD): M. Sc.
Name Organisation/ University: German Sport University Cologne
Address: Am Sportpark Müngersdorf 6, 50933 Cologne
Number of spots: 30
Costs/tuition fee: 270 € per semester (includes the public transportation system)
Start of the program: October 1st
Application deadline: May 31st (Non-EU), July 15th (EU)
Language of tuition: English
Admittance of foreign students: yes
Study duration/Workload (ECTS): 4 semesters (2 years), 120 Credit Points, 3600 Workload hours
Study structure/mode: full-time
Practical internship (yes/no): No
Formal supervision (yes/no): No
Target group and Study focus
The M.Sc. Psychology in Sport and Exercise comprises aspects of psychology, sport and health from an international perspective. The course will provide the academic knowledge and foundational research skills necessary to pursue careers in research or applied fields. The program targets graduates with a degree in psychology or a degree in sport science.
What to do afterwards, jobs perspectives
Graduates of the master programme will be eligible for further study or employment (e.g. as a PhD student or lecturer) in research institutions orientated towards the fields of motion-, neuro-, health or cognitive science.
Graduates looking to pursue a career in the applied setting may consider a career as a sport psychological expert, providing performance and personal development support to professional and recreational athletes or clients outside of the sport setting. Aside from self-employment, potential employers include many associations, clubs and support centres for competitive sports, reflecting the growing demand for sport psychology consultants. Furthermore, potential employers search specifically for sport psychologists with a research background, as ensuring effective diagnostics and interventions (including quality management and evaluation) is an essential field. As such, the Psychology in Sport and Exercise master will lay the foundation for independent planning, implementation and evaluation of sport psychology-oriented diagnostics and interventions.
Based upon the general admission regulations for all master programs there are the following admission 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.
Lectures and courses in this master program will be held in English. Therefore all students must have sufficient certified English language proficiency. Special knowledge of English must be provided by one of the following language test certificates: TOEFL iBT (≥ 95 points), IELTS (≥ 7 points) or Cambridge Certificate (CAE) at C1 level in accordance with the European Reference Framework for Languages (GER). There are exceptions e.g. for native speakers, graduates holding a Bachelor of an English degree program obtained at an university within the European Union or in a country where the official language is English.
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.
How to apply
Each year you can apply online for the Master Programmes at the German Sport University Cologne for the upcoming winter semester. Please note: no applications will be accepted after the deadline has passed!
All applicants have to apply through our online application portal which is only available during the application period. After registration via the online application portal the following documents have to be uploaded to the portal: Study diploma and diploma supplement/transcript of records, language skills, curriculum vita, motivational letter, proof of scientific performance, proof of work experience, proof of work experience, and proof of practical sporting experience.