Sports Ethics and Integrity

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

24 months
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The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master of Arts Degree (EMJMD) in Sports Ethics and Integrity (MAiSI) of Faculty 02 at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is an international degree program, which requires a first bachelor’s degree qualification and leads to a second academic degree. 


The Sports Ethics and Integrity program aims to teach advanced academic knowledge in the field of ethics and integrity in sports. It focuses both on sporting organizations (governance, regulations and legal foundations) and on the people (inclusion, discrimination, health).

The MAiSI consortium brings together six top level higher education institutions with international recognition in the different fields of sports and beyond. 


Ethics and integrity are becoming an integral part of future employability in sporting organizations. MAiSI aims at establishing an international degree program which brings together a consortium of excellent higher education institutions. The Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz  program includes full-ride scholarships for students within the ERASMUS+ program.

In order to improve the performance of organizations and key players, MAiSI will equip students for high-level careers in sports administration and governance, concentrating on a systematic and integral understanding of ethical, legal and economic aspects and dimensions of governance in the field of sports. The program aims at establishing a new and specific profession within sports management and administration (so called ‘advisers for ethics and integrity in sports’), which develops research and evidence based guidelines and practices that will contribute to the protection and promotion of a good sport for all stakeholders involved.

By passing the master’s exam, the student demonstrates that he or she has obtained the expert skills that are indispensable for addressing ethical and integrity issues, understands the correlations in the specific academic discipline and has the ability to apply scientific methods and knowledge in the context of professional activities in the field of international sports, especially sporting organizations.

Programme Structure

The curriculum consists of different modules which focus on the partner university’s individual field of expertise; the partner universities are:

  • Swansea University, Swansea, United Kingdom ( “SU“)
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (“KUL“)
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra Placa de la Mercè, Barcelona, Spain („UPF“)
  • University of Peloponnisos, Greece (“UoP“)
  • Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic (“CUNI“ )
  • Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany (“JGU“)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree with at least 180 ECTS credits or a degree recognized as equivalent. If the qualification (bachelor’s degree) is pending, admission may be requested provided that the applicant submits a transcript or list of the modules taken to-date; details are determined by Swansea University. 
  • Applicants with a first (1st) or second class honors, upper division (2.1) degree according to no. 1 will be considered for admission. This corresponds to a grade of 2,0 according to the German grading system.
  • Another additional requirement for admission to the Master's program ‘Sports Ethics and Integrity’ is that the applicant is still eligible to take exams in this program of study. 

Tuition Fee

Johannes-Gutenberg-University does not charge tuition fees. However, you will have to pay a social fee: € 270 per semester. 


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Sports Ethics and Integrity
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz