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Sports Physiology and Medicine, M.A./M.S.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #401 (WUR) ,
Are you interested in further studies in the field of sports physiology and medicine? If so, this Master’s programme may be of interest to you. It offers in-depth knowledge of exercise physiology, muscle physiology, physiological assessment methods and research methodology.


The programme provides thorough knowledge on physiological aspects related to cardiovascular, metabolic, muscular and cellular adaptations to acute and long-term exercise. It provides theoretical and practical knowledge on current physiological, histological and biochemical methods used in the field of sports physiology and medicine. The programme also provides transferable skills, including training in manuscript and research proposal writing and in oral scientific presentations.

Part of the programme is carried out in cooperation with the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NIH) in Oslo. This international collaboration further reinforces the scientific quality of this Master's programme and offers the students the possibility to address a broad range of current research issues in the field of exercise physiology and sports medicine. All courses are taught in English.


The content of this master is a unique opportunity to prepare students for doctoral studies in the field of exercise physiology and sports medicine.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research methods in Sport Sciences
  • Exercise Physiology at Molecular Level
  • Molecular Biological Methods in Exercise Physiology
  • Physiological Methods in Exercise Physiology
  • Patophysiology
  • Research Overview and Design
  • Degree Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Selection: Number of credits obtained no later than on the last application date.

Specific entry requirements: A first-cycle qualification comprising at least 180 credits, of which at least 90 credits are for specialised study in one of the main fields of study sport science, physiotherapy, medicine, or biomedical laboratory science. The applicant must also have qualifications corresponding to the course "English B" or course "English 6" from the Swedish Upper Secondary School.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16644 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33296 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Tuition fee, first instalment: 82744 SEK
  • Total fee: 330975 SEK
  • If you have citizenship in a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are NOT required to pay application or tuition fees.

Living costs for Örebro

  • 6000 - 12000 SEK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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