IOA calls for applications for 2017-2018 Olympic Master’s Degree

14 | 2 | 2017

The International Olympic Academy (IOA) in partnership with the University of Peloponnese in Greece is calling for applications for the 2017-2018 intake of its Master’s Degree Programme in Olympic Studies, Olympic Education, Organisation and Management of Olympic Events.

The programme, which has been running since 2009, admits 40 postgraduate students each year to study the Olympic Movement in depth within the Department of Sports Organisation and Management of the Faculty of Human Movement and Quality of Life Sciences of the University of Peloponnese.

Olympians wishing to further their Olympic career and grow their leadership skills in the context of this innovative course are invited to apply for a place subject to meeting the admissions criteria.

The Master’s Degree is supported by the International Olympic Committee through Olympic Solidarity and is based on the three pillars of the Olympic Movement: Education, Sport and Culture. The philosophy of the programme is consistent with the values of the Olympic Movement, it aims to further the reach and impact of the Olympic ideal globally, promote specialised knowledge and research of Olympic issues to support global participation, and sustain the development of a workforce that has expert understanding of the management and organisation of Olympic and sporting organisations and events.

The course runs for three semesters from September 2017 – students are required to attend two semesters in Greece studying at the International Olympic Academy in Ancient Olympia and the University of Peloponnese in Sparta, while the third and final semester would be completed remotely. Students must have a Bachelor’s Degree in a related subject to be considered.

The deadline for applications is the 30 April 2017.

For more information on the course criteria and to lodge an application please visit: