Faculty of Behavioural and Cultural StudiesSport – Degree programme component in the Master of Education
Work with and for people is at the heart of sports science. Central topics are anchored in the areas of movement, games and sports, as well as school sports, amateur sport, high performance sports and sport for health purposes.
Information about the Master of Education
Facts & Formalities
|Degree||Master of Education|
|Type of programme||Consecutive|
|Start of programme||Winter and summer semester|
|Standard period of study||4 semesters|
|Fees and contributions||171.75 € / Semester|
|Application procedure||Application for Master of Education|
|Application deadlines||Information about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.|
Graduates of the degree programme component in sport in the Master of Education for teaching in a German secondary school (profile ‘teaching degree Gymnasium’) are qualified to begin state training as a sports teacher in a German “Gymnasium”. In addition, they are able to enter professions linked to sports science, which involve teaching, supervising or conducting research in the field of sport.
Graduates of the degree programme component in sport in the Master of Education, profile ‘teaching degree Gymnasium’, have obtained specialist skills in sports science, as well as knowledge of specialised didactics. Graduates
- have advanced specialist knowledge of movement and sport, including associated artistic, social, behavioural and scientific phenomena. They are able to draw on theoretical models to explain these, and can further develop ideas independently, drawing on empirical findings to describe, analyse and evaluate concepts.
- Graduates are able to identify relationships between the abovementioned fields and findings from empirical research into school sports and sports instruction.
- They are able to use the latest research to inform their specialist skills and research-based didactics, and can reflect critically on their own professional practice.
In order to complete the degree programme component in sport in the Master of Education, profile ‘teaching degree Gymnasium’, students must gain 31 credits across five modules.
Module 1 (Researching sports teaching) and module 3 (Planning sports lessons) are so-called “blended modules”. These modules enable students to align their specialist subject skills with research-based, specialised didactic principles, and thereby reflect critically on their own professional practice. The knowledge gained by students enables them to analyse and solve problems related to practice. Module 4 (Evaluating sports lessons) focusses on specialised didactics and is completed alongside the practical semester in a school. Module 2 (Developing a profile within Sports Science) gives students the opportunity to further their specialist knowledge. The final module (module 5) consists primarily in the final examination for the degree programme component. Students may also complete their Master’s thesis in sport.
Students may complete individual modules in different semesters depending when they begin the course of study (Winter or Summer semester). Information on recommended courses of study can be found in the module handbook.
Depending on availability in relevant courses, seminars, lectures and classes may also be taken at the Heidelberg University of Education (Pädagogischen Hochschule Heidelberg). Students wishing to do this, must contact the relevant academic advisor in advance.