International Master's Degree Programmes

Practical information about studying in our international Master's Degree Programmes can be found in the Study Guide.

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 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.


Master's Degree Programme in Sport and Exercise Promotion (SportPro)

The SportPro programme provides both research and practice oriented master’s level education for future experts in the field of social and behavioural sciences of sport with two optional areas of specialisation: Sport Management or Sport Psychology.

 General facts about our Master's Degree Programmes

  • The programmes last for two academic years and consist of 120 ECTS credits
  • The programmes lead to Master of Sport Sciences degree, the major subject depends on the programme
  • The programmes consist of programme-specific compulsory and optional study modules as well as of study modules common for the students in all our Master's Degree Programmes

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

  • 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.