General information

Academic year: 2023/2024

Level: Master

Type: Official Master's Degree

ECTS Credits: 60

Programme orientation Research

Length of programme (full time): 1 YEAR

Mode of delivery: Face-to-face

Level of qualification: Máster (MECES level 3 - EQF level 7)

Model of study: Full-time (42-60 ECTS per school year)

Work-based learning (Practicum): Yes

Language(s) of instruction Spanish

More info: programme website

Programme coordinator


Field(s) of education and training (ISCED-F)

  • Sports (1014)

Main focus

; Graduates of this master’s programme will have acquired the skills and knowledge to do the following: apply scientific knowledge to research into physical activity related to the health, quality of life, and sports performance; – design, plan, and analyse intervention programmes in physical activity and sports in sedentary, active, and special groups; – develop scientific support for high-level sports performance and conduct an original research project in all of its phases.


Students that have completed the second cycle have the following competencies: – Have demonstrated knowledge and understanding that is founded upon a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often within a research context. – Can apply their acquired knowledge and understanding, and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study. – Have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments with incomplete or limited information, but that include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. – Can communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously. – Have the learning skills to allow them to continue to study in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous.

Programme qualification

Name of title awarded in original language

Máster Universitario en Investigación en Actividad Física y Deporte

Qualification requirements

60 minimum credits

Programme courses

Course NameYearPeriod
Advanced Research in Water Sports 1st Year 2nd Semester
Advances in the Promotion of Physical Activity 1st Year 2nd Semester
Applied Artificial Intelligence 1st Year 1st Semester
Authorised Biological Methods for the Improvement of Athletic Performance 1st Year 2nd Semester
Basic Methodology for Research in Nutrient Bioavailability 1st Year 1st Semester
Biomechanical Evaluation of Human Movement 1st Year 2nd Semester
Classification, Recording and Analysis of Sport Games and Interactive Sports 1st Year 2nd Semester
Comprehensive Assessment of the Quality of Life, a Multidisciplinary Perspective 1st Year 2nd Semester
Decision Making in Team Sports 1st Year 2nd Semester
Experimental Design 1st Year 1st Semester
Gender Perspective in Research 1st Year 1st Semester
Health and Nutrition: Assessment of Nutritional Status. Programming 1st Year 2nd Semester
Introduction to Computer-Based Qualitative Analysis: Giving Visibility to the Invisible 1st Year 1st Semester
Latest Trends in the Evaluation and Methodology of Muscle Strength Training 1st Year 2nd Semester
Legal Aspects of Research, Health Protection and Doping in Sport and Physical Activity 1st Year 1st Semester
Master's Dissertation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Neuroscientific Foundations of Sports 1st Year 2nd Semester
Observational Methodology Applied to Sports 1st Year 1st Semester
Physical Activity and Quality of Life 1st Year 2nd Semester
Physical Activity during Childhood and Adolescence: Health Promotion in Schools 1st Year 2nd Semester
Recent Advances in the Biochemistry and Physiology of Performance in Sports 1st Year 2nd Semester
Recreational, (Co)Educational and High Performance Cycling: Research Design and Tools 1st Year 2nd Semester
Research Methodology 1st Year 1st Semester
Research Projects: Drafting and Application Process 1st Year 1st Semester
Scientific Publication 1 1st Year 1st Semester
Scientific Publication 2 and Documentary Sources 1st Year 2nd Semester
Statistics 1: Foundations of Applied Statistics 1st Year 1st Semester
Statistics 2: Advanced Models 1st Year 1st Semester
Surveys and their Application in Sports Science 1st Year 1st Semester


Specialisation name

– No Specialisation

Admission information

Access to Master’s Degree programmes is granted to holders of:
A.1. A Spanish official university degree.
A.2. A degree issued by a Higher Education institution from another European Higher Education Area Member State which allows access to Master Degree’s programmes in that State.
A.3. A degree from a non-EHEA education system, upon verification by the Spanish University that the aforementioned degree accredits an equivalent education level to that of a Spanish university degree and allows access to postgraduate programmes in the issuing country.
A.4. A Spanish Bachelor in Advanced Artistic Education.
A.5. Official Spanish university degrees of Diplomado, Arquitecto Técnico, Ingeniero Técnico, Licenciado, Arquitecto, Ingeniero, Graduado or Máster Universitario.

General regulations

Grading scale
In the Spanish university system, modules/courses are graded on a scale of 0 to 10 points with the following qualitative equivalence:
0-4,9: «suspenso»; 5-6,9: «aprobado»; 7-8,9: «notable»; 9-10: «sobresaliente». A special mention, «Matrícula de Honor» may be granted to up to 5% of the students in a group provided they have got a «sobresaliente». To pass a module/course is necessary to get at least 5 points.
In cases of recognition of ECTS, professional experience, cultural or sports activities, or student representation no grading will be recorded but, where appropriate, the word «Apto».


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