• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The MS in Biology of Physical Activity programme offered by University of Jyväskylä 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.

Career

The programme is designed to prepare students for careers in research centres, medical rehabilitation centres, sport medicine and exercise testing centres, sport academies and physical exercise and sports organisations.

Graduates of the programme are also qualified to apply for PhD studies at the higher education institutions in the field.

Programme Structure

The programme offers three fields of specialisation:

  • Biomechanics (muscle-tendon mechanics, neuromuscular function, human movement)
  • Exercise Physiology (cellular and molecular adaptation, cardiorespiratory function, human physiology)
  • Science of Sport Coaching and Fitness Testing (scientific bases and applications of fitness testing, strength and power training, endurance training)

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    92

    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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General Requirements

Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree, which gives eligibility to Master’s level education in the country in which the degree was issued. Applicants holding a degree, which gives eligibility to Doctoral programmes, should primarily seek admission to Doctoral level. 

The higher education degree must be in the fields of

  • Biomechanics, Exercise physiology, Sport coaching and fitness testing (major subjects)
  • Sport and exercise science
  • Biomedical engineering, Physics
  • Kinesiology, Motor control
  • Biochemistry
  • Human biology
  • Other field relevant to biology of physical activity

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Jyväskylä

  • 700 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

University of Jyväskylä offers scholarships covering tuition fee costs for its most successful international Master’s degree students. You are eligible for a JYU scholarship if you are

  • eligible to apply to study in an IMDP offered by JYU
  • liable to pay tuition fees: please see our FAQ

Scholarships are granted based on the admission criteria of the programme in question. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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