Master's Degree International Sport

The master's program for a top career in sports

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As a student at the University of Applied Sciences Europe , we make you a leader in sports, event and marketing management. Case studies, simulation games, practical projects and internships with top partners from the event and sports scene expand your theoretical education to an integrative and future-oriented learning offer. In addition, the study can be optimally combined with a second job, as our lectures take place between Wednesday afternoon and Saturday evening.

With an optional semester abroad at the Real Madrid Graduate School (Universidad Europea de Madrid), you will also receive a complementary degree without any loss of time and get a first-hand insight into one of the most successful football clubs in the world.

In the master program International Sport

You can also join two Master's programs at the University of Applied Sciences Europe . With no or one additional semester you can do sports

At a glance

  • Early Bird: Apply until June 30 and get a 10% discount on the first semester in WS19.
  • Graduation:
    • Master of Arts, possible double master at the University of Applied Sciences Europe or
    • Completion Certificate (MBA) at the Real Madrid Graduate School
  • Possible study locations: Berlin, Hamburg and Iserlohn
  • Duration of study: 4 semesters
  • Stay abroad:
  • Real Madrid Graduate School (optional)
  • International Experience
  • Language of instruction: German (Hamburg and Iserlohn), English (Berlin)
  • Lecture time: Wednesday afternoon to Saturday evening
  • Credit Points: 120 ECTS
  • Enrollment:
  • Winter semester: September
  • Summer semester: March
  • Tuition Fees: Here you will find detailed information about the tuition fees and financing options!
  • Focus:
  • Sports, event and marketing management
  • Planning and design tasks
  • Focus of study:
  • Focus on individual support and flexible study (2.5 days / week). Practical projects, management training and double masters. Teaching by renowned lecturers from the field.
  • Study Fees:
  • For EU applicants: 11.988 € per year
  • For non-EU applicants: 13.188 € annually

The special thing about studying at the University of Applied Sciences Europe

The study takes place in small seminar groups at the University of Applied Sciences Europe . This guarantees individual support for our students and personal contact with our teachers. These are exclusively renowned professionals whose business network you already use during your studies.

Our interdisciplinary selection of subjects offers you the individual design of the study content. Our practice-oriented approach requires us to offer you state-of-the-art equipment on the campus. An internship and / or a semester abroad are integrated into the study program. For example, a semester abroad at the Real Madrid Graduate School including a complementary academic degree is possible.

The University of Applied Sciences Europe is accredited, multi award winning and world leader in international orientation.

The Flexible Study: Working during the study

We want your studies to fit perfectly into your life. Therefore, the curriculum for master students is limited to lecture times from Wednesday afternoon to Friday, or Saturday evening. In this way, you will be able to make your studies easier to combine with a second job.

However, since the curriculum is designed as a full-time study, this still requires a corresponding preparation and post-processing effort.

Studying sports management and making a career

Whether football, fashion, concerts or trade fairs: live events are moving the world and have great economic significance. With the internationally oriented Master's degree, you are in the best position to take on leadership roles in the booming sectors of sports and events.

As a sports and event manager, you design, organize and evaluate emotional worlds of experience that inspire and touch you - and that are also economically successful. Typical occupational fields are:

  • Sports management, sporting goods industry
  • Sports rights marketer, player advisor, tournament organizer
  • Sports media
  • Ticket trading, hospitality industry
  • Sports congresses and fairs
  • Gyms, football schools
  • Sports tourism provider, municipal sports administration

In addition, the Master of Arts (MA) offers a postgraduate Ph.D. degree with a final doctorate, possibly as a prerequisite for teaching and research at universities and other institutions.

Contents of the study

The field of International Sport Management focuses on leadership in sports (leadership). International Event Management focuses on planning and design tasks. Both topics are complemented by the competence area International Marketing Management. In order to strengthen the practical orientation, our study program was developed in cooperation with experts from Ernst

A large proportion of the courses are in English. The optional semester abroad is completed in the second semester at the Real Madrid Graduate School. It enables a further academic degree, which is obtained without loss of time in addition to the Master at the University of Applied Sciences Europe (International complementary degree):

  • MBA in Sport Management in Madrid

In addition, to prepare you for the tasks of managing globally active companies, an International Experience is integrated into your studies. You can choose from various elements using the modular principle to complete the International Experience. These elements include summer / winter school, semester abroad, internship or student work placement.

Real Madrid Graduate School

Together with the Real Madrid Graduate School we offer a Double Degree in International Sport

The Real Madrid Graduate School - Universidad Europea overcomes the limits of sport by training professional leaders in all disciplines of the industry. The Masters programs focus on a variety of areas and are aimed at graduates and experienced practitioners from the various sectors of professional and amateur sports.

The university is based on a strong international component, as well as the two institutions it relies on. On the one hand is the Real Madrid Football Club, which has turned a Spanish company into a leading international market player; on the other hand, the Universidad Europea de Madrid, which is a member of the world's leading university network Laureate International Universities.

The guiding principle behind the master programs of the Real Madrid International Professional School is the professional focus. Therefore, the programs are only carried out by highly respected Real Madrid practitioners and Universidad Europea de Madrid practitioners.

Aiming to provide hands-on training, master's programs are taught in state-of-the-art facilities: Real Madrid's brand new sports complex and the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, as well as the campuses of the Universidad Europea de Madrid in Alcobendas (Madrid) and Villaviciosa de Odón (Madrid). In addition, most of the Master's degree programs include visits to companies or events related to the curriculum. An example of this is the All England Club, where the famous Wimbledon Grand Slam takes place.

application process

You can apply one year in advance for the desired semester start.

You must meet the following requirements:

  • Online application
  • First academic degree
  • Bachelor, Diplom or Magister
  • Final grade "good" or letter of recommendation from a university / professor
  • Economic or marketing reference (alternative pre-courses can be taken)
  • application process
  • language test
  • Job Interview

The degree Master of Arts (MA) enables a Ph.D. study with final doctorate. The admission requirements and admission conditions for a doctorate determine the universities.

Your next step: The master's degree

At the University of Applied Sciences Europe , the growth of students is paramount. We want to stand with conviction behind you and your career - and you should be just as sure.

A central requirement for a master's degree at our university is a bachelor, diploma or master's degree.

As a newcomer, ie a graduate with a non-specialist bachelor's, diploma or master's degree, certain preparatory courses or propaedeutics have to be taken before starting the studies. Our student advisory office will be pleased to inform you.

You can apply one year in advance for the desired semester start with us. The application deadline for the winter semester is August 15 (non-EU applicants: June 15) and for the summer semester February 28 (non-EU applicants: February 28) . Following this, there is a follow-up procedure for unrecognized study places. If you already have a valid student visa for Germany, you can apply within the official application deadline.

We look forward to receiving your applications for the summer and winter semester 2019 and beyond.


The following requirements apply to the beginning of a Master's degree program:

  • Applications can be submitted by 15 August (non-EU applicants: 15 June) or by 28 February (non-EU applicants: 28 February)
  • A completed bachelor, diploma or master's degree
  • Relating your degree to the chosen degree program
  • Personal job interview in German and English
  • Excellent English and German language skills

Benefits in programs of study at other state or state recognized higher education institutions as well as extra-curricular achievements are recognized on application, provided that their equivalence with the achievements in the respective study course is established. Equivalence shall be established where no material difference can be demonstrated and the performance in terms of content, scope and requirements of the study program for which credit is requested is substantially the same. Responsible for this is the examination board. The concrete conditions for crediting and the exact procedure for this are regulated in the relevant examination regulations for the study program.

registration procedures

For a complete application, we need the completed application form, letter of motivation - which you can create with the help of the master application form - a current CV, proof of higher education entrance qualification as well as proof and certificate of the first academic degree or letter of recommendation University. You can submit your complete application online. Upon receipt, we invite you to a job interview.

Foreign university degree

If you have acquired a university degree abroad, please submit the relevant documents in German or English (certified by an official translation agency, if applicable).

additional Information

For more information on the admission procedure, see the Admissions and Registration Regulations of the University of Applied Sciences Europe .

Job Interview

The application interview for your Master's degree program at the University of Applied Sciences Europe consists of a biographical interview with the Vice Dean of the respective degree program. Part of this interview will be conducted in English.

What do our applicants think of the interview? Feedback:

"I feel very well with you and have been impressed by our conversation - sometimes spontaneous, unexpected conversations are the best." Over the next few weeks, I will submit my application and send it to you as soon as possible setting up and evaluating both study models, holding discussions with banks, parents and bosses, I am very curious whether I can call myself a student of the " University of Applied Sciences Europe Hamburg" from October onwards, but I also follow your advice and will give me two others To look at universities in Hamburg, to give me a comparison. "

Janina D., an applicant for a master's program at the Hamburg campus of the University of Applied Sciences Europe

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