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The CEO - UAB

MA in Olympic Studies

CEO-UAB participates in the Master of Arts in Olympic Studies, and international part time programme specialized in olympic studies, starting in September 2010.



CEO-UAB participates in the Master of Arts in Olympic Studies, and international part time programme specialized in olympic studies, starting in September 2010.

The M.A. is a new international programme in Olympic Studies. It is a two year programme organized in six modules of 6 working days each and a thesis. The programme has been developed by a core network of universities, including the German Sport University Cologne, University of Mainz, Loughborough University, Autonomous University of Barcelona and University of Lyon. The Information Management Department / Olympic Studies Centre of the IOC has contributed to the development of the academic project.

Main objectives of the study programme are to:

- enhance the individual participant’s Olympic knowledge in social sciences and humanities;
- promote the individual participant’s critical appreciation of the nature and significance of values in the advocacy and practice of Olympism, Olympic Sport and the Olympic Movement;
- foster critical reflection on processes of continuity and transformation in the Olympic Movement and on the relationship between Olympism and Olympic practices and wider social contexts, and to
- develop the individual participant’s capacity to undertake independent research on relevant areas of the Olympic Movement by using appropriate methodologies.

Curriculum Overview
The M.A. will be a part-time programme spread over two years with 4 terms of study. It consists of six taught modules and the submission of a thesis. The modules are organized on a weekly schedule (6 working days per module). Per term, two single weeks of on-campus studies are compulsory.

The following modules will be taught in the programme:

Module 1: Ethics, Values, and Olympic Education
Module 2: Olympic Athletes and Elite Sport in Transition
Module 3: Research Methodologies in Olympic Studies
Module 4: Governance, Policy and Olympic Organisations
Module 5: Olympic Games - Media and Commercialisation
Module 6: International Relations and the Olympic Movement
Thesis

For more information: visit the programme website or download the flyer.