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Sports Sciences, Department

Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät at the Uni Bayreuth

Institut für Sportwissenschaft

  • Universitätstraße 30
  • 95440 Bayreuth
  • Phone: +49 921 55-3461
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Basic information

Total number of students 730
Number of master degree students 302
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 32.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 9/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 93.3 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 69.2 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's
International orientation, master's 4/9 points
Outgoing students 4.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 5/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's 5/11 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 38.9 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 56.9 %
Share of professors with work experience


Publications per professor 17.5
Third party funds per academic 16.4 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.8

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.7
Support in studies 1.7
Courses offered 2.1
Study organisation 2.1
Exams 2.3
Research orientation 2.1
Job market preparation 1.9
Support for stays abroad 2.2
Rooms 1.7
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 1.6
Sports facilities 1.6
Overall study situation 1.6

Students' assessments on Teacher Qualification degree courses

Teacher support 1.8
Support in studies
Courses offered 2.6
Study organisation
Exams 2.6
Schoolpractice 2.5
Rooms 2.4
Library 2.1
IT-infrastructure 1.9
Sports facilities 2.6
Overall study situation 2.3

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 170
Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification degree courses are offered
Teacher qualification centre Link
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    The special features of sports economics and sports technology are interdisciplinarity (sports/business administration/law or sports/engineering), innovative capability and a distinct focus on networks. In sports economics, sports management is also taken into account. A work placement is compulsory, and it is often spent abroad. In sports technology, sports science issues are solves in a practice-oriented way and with technical expertise. In sports teacher training practical vocational classes are focused on (practice teaching of classes, project seminars, internship semester). Many students complete a semester abroad.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Selective double degree programme with Ohio University (worldwide pioneer in sports management, since 1950s; Bayreuth: First European degree programme in sports economics, 1985); At least 80% of B.Sc. SpOec students complete a voluntary semester abroad; General recognition practices to promote internationalisation; Numerous English-language offers from visiting professors (block courses); Select own English-language courses in the Master; Options: Studying abroad (block credit of 19 ECTS) and internship abroad (14 ECTS) in the M.Sc. entry module; International certificates (see below)
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Australien, La Trobe University; China (VR), Shanghai University of Sport; Finnland, Kajaanin Ammattikorkeakoulu; Frankreich, Université de Strasbourg; Kanada, University of Regina; Litauen, Lietuvos sporto universitetas; Niederlande, Hanzehogeschool Groningen; Spanien, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; Tschechien, Univerzita Karlova v Praze; USA, Temple University
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Triple games hall, sports hall, gymnastics hall, strength and fitness room, athletics facilities, four grass courts, six tennis courts, all-weather court, two beach volleyball fields, body-weight station are all available. Kinesiology and sports medicine labs (spiroergometry, BIA, blood volume measurement, biomechanical measurements, and 3D cinematography, Vicon system for teaching) can be used in classes and for final dissertations. In addition, there are business management and law databases as well as a laboratory for experiments.
  • Support for founders
    Business plan competitions; International Business Plan Competition (Master’s course); 5 Euro Business; Bayreuth shadowing; Entrepreneurial Thinking & Business Design (Master’s course); Seminar series of the start-up advisory service; Startup Stories; Start-up Day; Social Entrepreneurship Camp & Social Entrepreneurship Seminar; Entrepreneurship in the New Economy; Ethics and Social Entrepreneurship; hack days with companies from the sporting goods industry
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Through the addition of the counselling office for students with disabilities and chronic health problems (becks), the counselling and support services for students have been expanded comprehensively since 2015. It offers support with study problems and challenges, information on legal claims, reasonable adjustments and funding opportunities. becks is also committed to providing accessibility not only to buildings and premises but also of teaching content, raising awareness among teaching and administrative staff, reasonable adjustments, assistive devices/technology and personal assistance
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Cooperation with UBT facilities for diversity, internationalisation, equal opportunity, inclusion, families; target agreement for achieving gender equality; steps to increase the percentage of women, coaching and mentoring for female junior scientists; support of the UBT network Gender, Queer, Intersectionality and Diversity Studies; gender consulting for external funding applications; structural accessibility; Advancement fund for female junior scientists; increased appointments of women students for scientific assistant roles.
  • Other special features
    Campus University with well-developed quality infrastructure and interdisciplinary orientation: Small tutorial groups and personal contact to lecturers, optimal learning conditions; International and excellent networking with foreign partner universities and research institutions; University of Bayreuth Graduate School with trans-disciplinary education and teaching and training courses; Practical training through close contact with companies; Alumni network for sports economics; "Fortbildungszentrum Hochschullehre" (continuing education centre for university teaching); Variety of general university sports
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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