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Study load

In total you spend on average 40 hours a week on the Sport Studies programme. These hours consist of contact hours and self-study.

Contact time

The contact time within Sport Studies - track ISMB comprises lectures, tutorials, supervision, and academic counselling, among other things. The number of contact hours per week in the first year is 20 hours. Each academic year includes 42 weeks of lessons per year.


In addition to your contact hours, you are expected to spend around 20 hours working (either alone or with fellow students) on projects and research, assignments, or preparing for classes/exams via self-study.

Binding study advice

In the first academic year, you must attain 60 credits from the AUAS. One credit equals 28 hours study time. If you attain fewer than 50 credits, you will receive a negative binding study advice (BSA). This means you will not be able to continue with the programme. You can then discuss with your coach or student counsellor whether another programme would be more suitable for you.