Master of Science (MSc) in Human Movement and Sports Sciences

Video in French

General content

This Master’s degree takes the form of a cycle of training and specialisation enabling students to develop and supplement knowledge acquired at Bachelor level in the fields of social science and life sciences applied to sport, while broadening specific knowledge in one of five main optional orientations :

  • Physical Education
  • Social Sciences and Sport
  • Adapted Physical Activities and Health
  • Training and Performance
  • Sport and Leisure Management

These five optional specific orientations are designed so that students can develop their training with a view to coordinating their interests and career aspirations.

Practical information

Faculty of Social and Political Sciences in collaboration with the and the Faculty of Biology and Medicine and the University of Neuchâtel 

Degree awarded
Master of Science (MSc) in Human Movement and Sports Sciences

ECTS credits
90. Subject to changes.

3 semesters. Subject to changes.

Teaching language
French. Recommended level : C1.

Admission requirements
Candidates must be holders of a Bachelor of Science in Sport Sciences and Physical Education awarded by a Swiss university. The holders of Swiss or foreign Bachelor’s degrees in related branches may be admitted on the basis of their personal case files, subject to the candidate’s formal admissibility to the master’s degree course.

Final enrolment dates
It is possible for students to begin the degree course in either the autumn or the spring semester (autumn semester : 30 April, spring semester : 30 November).

Candidates needing a visa to study in Switzerland must apply for enrolment at least two months prior to the deadlines indicated above (this time limit is applicable to enrolment at the UNIL only).

More information
Timetables and course descriptions

Career prospects

University studies develop, in addition to specific academic skills, a great many transverse skills such as : oral and written communication, critical, analytical and summarising faculties, abilities in research, the learning and transmission of knowledge, independence and the ability to make judgements in the field of specialisation and overlapping areas.

This panoply of skills, combined with specialist knowledge acquired in the course of studies, is excellent preparation for a wide range of employment opportunities such as :

  • Secondary schools, high schools (teaching of physical education)
  • Universities of Applied Sciences and Universities (research and teaching in the field of sports sciences)
  • Media
  • Organisations active in sports tourism
  • Consultancy companies in the field of sport and health
  • Sports and health centres, gyms
  • Sports federations and clubs
  • Rehabilitation centres, clinics

Subject to changes.
The French version prevails. Only the official texts should be considered binding.
Last update: 1 April 2019

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