M.Sc. On Campus

High-Performance Sport

24 months
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The English-language master’s course "High-Performance Sport" is the right choice. In addition to in-depth courses on research methods and statistics, Saarland University's study program includes, in particular, content from the fields of sports medicine, sports psychology, training science and the socio-economics of top-class sports.


Key facts

The focus of Saarland University's High-Performance Sport course is on current topics in international high-performance sport: What are the training methods and how does the performance diagnostics work? Which sports medicine and psychological aspects need to be considered? What structures exist in top international sport, and what can the promotion of talent and effective doping prevention look like?

The students acquire in-depth skills in the areas of performance physiology, injury prevention and sports nutrition. You will get to know internationally recognized training and diagnostic programs and independently plan competitive training programs. Other topics include stress management, endurance training, performance development and the fight against doping. Graduates of the course open up professional activities in a global context, for example at national and international universities, sports associations and clubs in the professional sports sector.

The Saarbrücken location offers ideal conditions for this thematically broad-based course. This includes the close cooperation with the Olympiastützpunkt Rhineland-Palatinate / Saarland, the state sports association for the Saarland as well as with the competitive sports-related chairs under the umbrella of the sports science institute of the university.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Medicine and physiology in high-performance sport
  • Socio-economics of elite sports
  • Strength and conditioning in high-performance sport
  • Sport psychology in elite environment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent university degree in sports science or a comparable subject with an overall grade of 2.5 or better
  • Knowledge of the English language
  • Motivational video

Tuition Fee

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There are no tuition fees, but you will need to pay the normal semester fee of €256.50.

Living costs for Saarbrücken

730 - 1100 EUR /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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