Information on course of study: Master's Programme Sport and Lifestyle (Master)

Information on course of study: Master's Programme Sport and Lifestyle (Master)

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Course of study name: Master's Programme Sport and Lifestyle (Master)
Duration: 4 Semester
Academic degree: Master of Arts
Language: German
Type of admission:
  • Application/enrolment possible in the winter semester
  • Application/enrolment possible in the summer semester

Orientation and goals

Sport has a great social significance: as a leisure activity, as a career, or as a media spectacle. Accordingly, involvement in sport and sport related consumption are closely connected to culture, environment, and gender specific lifestyles. As an interdisciplinary generalist area, sports science offers a good opportunity to examine sport related lifestyles from the perspective of social science and well as the natural sciences. The core focus of the master's programme in 'Sport and Lifestyle' at the University of Oldenburg deals with issues that are important for the future of modern societies, such as the relationship between social situations, cultural tendencies, and human interaction with the body and movement.

Course structure and content

The master's programme 'Sport and Lifestyle' is designed to consist of 120 credit points and is expected to be completed in 4 semesters. It includes the required modules spo810, spo820 though spo830 with a total of 42 credit points in the general component. In the specialisation phase, students can either choose the module spo840, oriented towards cultural and social studies, or spo850, which is oriented toward the natural sciences. This elective module component is worth 15 credit points, and should be followed by an interdisciplinary module spo860 with 6 credit points.
The application component consists of 3 modules (spo870, spo880, and spo890) worth a total of 27 credit points. In the final module, which takes place in the fourth semester, students write their master's theses (27 credit points). This part is accompanied by a colloquium (3 credit points). 

Further information (in German)

Teaching and learning

There are no lectures in this master's programme. The modules consist of seminars and project oriented colloquia, which are accompanied by tutorials and practice sessions.

Reasons for studying

  • Das Institut für Sportwissenschaft der Carl von Ossietzky-Universität Oldenburg ist ein kleines Institut, an dem die Kommunikation innerhalb der und zwischen den verschiedenen Statusgruppen sehr gut funktioniert. Die Fachschaft leistet hierzu mit ihren Betreuungen der StudienanfängerInnen, vor allem in der Orientierungswoche, einen wertvollen Beitrag.
  • Möglichkeit eines Erasmus-Auslandssemesters

Language skills

In order to study this course at the University of Oldenburg as a student from outside of Germany, you need an adequate knowledge of German.

German Language Proficiency
You can proof your German language proficiency with the following language certificates:

  • DSH: Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (Level 2)
  • TestDaF: Test – Deutsch als Fremdsprache (with level 4 in all four areas)

The proof of language proficiency must be presented for the enrolment. For other proof possiblities see: Language requirements

Admission requirements

Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in Sport Science or in a closely related field worth at least 60 credit points.

Application and admission

This is an open admissions degree course, and applications are accepted for both the winter and summer semesters.
The application deadline for the winter semester is 30 September.
The application deadline for the summer semester is 31 March.

Please note
For open-admission Master's degree programmes it is strongly recommended to submit their applications as early as possible before 15 July for the winter semester and before 15 January for the summer semester. If the supporting documents are submitted after these dates but before the standard application deadlines, your application can only be processed at the start of the lecture period in the new semester. This may result serious problems (German document).

Careers and areas of work

The master's programme in 'Sport and Lifestyle' is oriented towards both research and career opportunities. It distinguishes itself by interlinking practical, empirical, and theoretical approaches to knowledge. Students in this programme are qualified for interdisciplinary research and conceptual development. This course of studies is all the more important, given the increasing importance of sport as a leisure activity, as well as an instrument of cultural, educational, and health policy. This is not only the case for students of sports science, but also for related disciplines (sociology), (sociology, cultural studies, education, history, psychology political science, medicine, biology, health and dietary science), which are constantly becoming more important and more attractive.
Possible fields of employment for this programme are:

  • research (university, institutes)
  • consultancy (e.g. policy, schools, health insurance companies, sporting clubs, public authorities)
  • Conception (e.g. in sporting organisations and institutions, prevention, integration, youth work)

Further information

Find out more about the professional field of Sports (in German).

Your contact persons

Fragen zum Studiengang/-fach
  • Student representatives of Sport Science
  • Brümmer, Kristina
  • Academic Examinations Office
  • Contact form for students
  • Schorer, Jörg
  • Study and Career Counselling Service

Documents: Regulations, forms, information

  • Anzeige einer Prüfungsunfähigkeit pdf
  • Anmeldung der Abschlussarbeit pdf
  • Modulbescheinigung Master docx
Documents Examinations and examiners P-Amt Anerkennung
  • Blankoformular Master pdf