International Master's Degree Programmes

The following Master's degree programme is fully delivered in English. Full-time studies in the programme lasts for two academic years and consists of 120 ECTS credits. The programme leads to a Master of Sport Sciences degree. The annual application period is from November until January for studies starting in the following September.

Master's Degree Programme in Biology of Physical Activity (MasterBPA)

The programme educates academic experts who understand the interactive mechanisms between different physiological systems and physical exercise, and their theoretical background. The programme offers three fields of specialisation: biomechanics, exercise physiology and science of sport coaching and fitness testing. The programme is designed to prepare students for careers in research centres, medical rehabilitation centres, sports medicine and exercise testing centres, sports academies and physical exercise and sports organisations. It also qualifies students to apply for postgraduate studies in the field.

Why choose our Master's Degree Programme?

  • The University of Jyväskylä ranks among the best research universities worldwide
  • Great possibilities to gain employment in research groups and continue your studies to doctoral degree.
  • First rate courses taught by experts in the field
  • Applying the most current teaching methods and research findings
  • Excellent academic and practical support from the staff
  • Jyväskylä is a cozy town with active student life, and its central location allows travelling around Finland.
  • Comprehensive services organized by the university
  • High-class sports and lecturing facilities
  • An international atmosphere in beautiful and safe surroundings close to nature
  • No tuition fees for EU/EEA citizens, tuition fee scholarships for the best applicants from outside the EU/EEA

Financial facts related to studying in the Master's Degree Programme

  • There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA citizens. As of 2017 intake, non-EU/non-EEA citizens will pay a tuition fee, but there is a possibility to apply for a scholarship to cover the tuition fee.
  • Master's students need to join the Student Union (JYY) and pay the membership fee.
  • Scholarships to cover living costs: generally international students need to self-finance their time in Jyväskylä.

Bachelor's Degree Studies

Bachelor's Degree studies at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences are offered only in Finnish. In order to be able to study at an undergraduate level, the applicant must be fluent in Finnish. The Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences offers Bachelor's level education in the Social Sciences of Sport, Biology of Physical Activity, Sport Pedagogy and Health Sciences. Most of the Bachelor's Degree provision in English in Finland is located in the Universities of Applied Sciences.