The world-leading Erasmus Mundus Master in Sport Ethics and Integrity (MAiSI) is a 2-year full-time postgraduate programme that is delivered by six prestigious European universities, including Swansea University.
Each year, the course attracts up to 25 high quality students from across the globe to form a truly multinational and multicultural cohort with a wide array of experience and skills, from both within and outside of the sports industry.
As a MAiSI student you will have the opportunity to study at several different European universities, including KU Leuven, Belgium; Charles University, Prague; UPF Barcelona; University of Mainz, Germany; and the University of the Peloponnese, Greece. Swansea University faculty (Professor Mike McNamee, Dr Andrew Bloodworth, Dr John William Devine and Dr Andy Harvey) provide significant input into the teaching programme, notably on sport ethics, anti-doping and equality and inclusion modules.
Recent MAiSI graduates have gone on to find jobs within the industry with positions at the International Paralympic Committee, the Athletics Integrity Unit, UNODC as well as numerous fully-funded PhD studentships.
To find out more about MAiSI and how to apply, please click on the links below.
To enquire informally about the programme please e-mail Dr Andy Harvey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Semester 1 is spent at KU Leuven, Belgium. After an introductory module on the academic discourses of sport ethics and integrity, the main focus of Semester 1 is the multidisciplinary understanding of sport ethical issues ranging across safe sport, child protection, disability and Paralympic sport, racism, ethnicity and inclusion in sports, and the moral psychology of sport.
Semester 2 at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, focuses on a philosophical understanding of the experience of sport as a social practice in terms of values and norms, embodiment and e-sports, and with particular focus on justice in sport, theories of fair play, and educational applications.
During both Semesters, staff from Swansea University are ‘flying faculty’, visiting both Leuven and Prague to deliver two modules: one on the nature of sports ethics, ethical theory, and sports practice, and the other dedicated to the ethics of anti doping policy.
Semester 2 ends with the Year 1 Summer School hosted by the University of Peloponnese at the International Olympic Academy in Ancient Olympia, Greece. The summer school comprises a module in Research Methods, linked to a networking forum for Year 1 and Year 2 students, and a dissertation “supermarket” where students and supervisors have the opportunity to discuss potential Master thesis topics.
Semester 3 takes place at University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, and Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, and is concerned with organisational issues of sports ethics and integrity The focus is on legal and economic/managerial aspects (UPF) and instruments for the good governance of sport (JGU). Students also commence their thesis studies in this semester.
Semester 4 is largely devoted to the MA thesis, for which students are hosted by consortium partners in relation to their subject specialism. The final module in Olympic Studies is delivered by the University of the Peloponnese, after which students attend the second Summer School at the IOA and defend their thesis before MAiSI staff and students.