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Sport Science

Sport Science is a third-cycle subject focussing on sport, exercise and physical activity applying a multidisciplinary perspective. Sport Science involves studies of the body and of those participating in sport and physically active individuals, the development of sports culture in society and sport as a collective term for top-level (elite) sport, exercise and experience sports as well as outdoor life and recreation. The starting point adopted is that physical and sports activities can promote health and well-being, performance and aesthetic experience.

Eligibility

The requirements for admission to third-cycle courses and study programmes are that the applicant meets the general and specific entry requirements and is considered in other respects to have the ability required to benefit from the course or study programme.

General entry requirements

A person meets the general entry requirements if he or she has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 higher education credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle. Eligible applicants include those who have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Specific entry requirements

The applicant is required to have satisfied the course requirements comprising at least 90 higher education credits in the field of sport science or another adjoining field of relevance to sport science activities in order to meet the conditions for specific entry requirements. To meet the entry requirements, the applicant is required to have an independent project (degree project) within these 90 higher education credits, comprising at least 15 higher education credits awarded in the second-cycle.

Eligible applicants include those who have acquired substantively equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

General syllabus

The general syllabus regulates third-cycle studies in the subject in question. The following sections are included in the syllabus:

  • Title of qualification and teaching and research duties
  • Aims of the study programme
  • Entry requirements
  • Admission, selection and assessment criteria
  • Programme disposition and content
  • Supervision
  • Individual study plan
  • Transitional provisions

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