Taught course

Sports Ethics and Integrity

Institution
Swansea University · Sports Science
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for the Erasmus Mundus MA Sports Ethics and Integrity is a first (1st) or second class honours, upper division (2.1) degree in a relevant discipline. We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world and look for evidence of previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements stated above. The Postgraduate Admissions Office are happy to advise you on whether your qualifications are suitable for entry to the course you would like to study. Please email admissions@swansea.ac.uk for further information. If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 5.5 in each component). A full list of acceptable English Language tests can be found on our website.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The world of sport is increasingly beset by ethical problems, from corruption and match fixing to doping and illegal betting.

The integrity of sporting bodies and organisations at every level is being brought into question, creating an urgent need to develop a coherent, professional response to these issues.
Our response is to establish sports ethics and integrity as a new, internationally recognised profession within the field of sports administration and governance in both public and private sectors; to develop 100 new postgraduate experts between 2016-21, selected from around the world who will enrich sport federations with their expertise in ethics and integrity and revolutionise the world of sport. This may be one of the few chances to respond effectively and rapidly to the global crisis in sport integrity.
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The course will focus on:
  • Global sports governance (e.g. FIFA, IOC)
  • Anti-doping and drugs education
  • Privacy and data protection issues
  • Fair Play, justice and human rights
  • Youth Olympics, ethics and education
  • Equity, diversity and inclusion (especially age and disability issues)
  • Illegal and irregular gambling
  • Match-fixing and sport manipulation
  • Legislation and codes of conduct
  • Equality and anti-discrimination (class, race, ethnicity, religion and gender issues)
  • Child protection and children’s rights
  • Olympism, peace, and The Olympic Truce

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of Sports Science
Email
sportsscience@swansea.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1792 295514