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

Student Testimonial (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 

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

ECTS credits

4 semesters

Teaching language
French. Recommended level : C1.

Admission requirements
Candidates must be holders of a Bachelor of Science in Human Movement and Sports Sciences 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.

Enrolment and final dates
It is possible to start the programme of the Master of Arts degree in either the Autumn or the Spring semesters.
Applications to be submitted before 30 April (autumn semester) or 30 November (spring semester) to the Admissions Office:

Candidates needing a visa to study in Switzerland must apply for enrolment at least two months prior to the deadlines indicated above.

More information
Study plan
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: 12 March 2024

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