Thesis – preparation - PSRE710
Title: Thesis – preparation
Guaranteed by: Department of Social Sciences Foundation in Kinanthropology (51-300000)
Faculty: Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
Actual: from 2022
Semester: winter
Points: 0
E-Credits: 30
Examination process: winter s.:
summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:5/0, --- [HS]
summer s.:25/0, Ex [HS]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: doc. PhDr. Irena Parry Martínková, Ph.D.
prof. Silvan James Parry
PhDr. Kamil Kotlík, Ph.D.
Examination dates   WS schedule   SS schedule   Noticeboard   
The course it taught by all partners. The thesis is the critical study of a problem in the field of sports ethics and integrity. Students will follow a supervised programme of reading and critical reflection upon an agreed topic area within sports ethics and integrity leading to the production of a written thesis (about 20,000 words). The topic will be chosen by the student, and pursued with the help of a thesis supervisor, after the annual Summer School at the International Olympic Academy, University of the Peloponnese (end of year 1). During the Summer School, Year 2 students will present their thesis to an audience of staff examiners and Year 1 students. During the Summer School, each year, all supervising academics will also present possible industry-relevant research topics for theses. For the Year 1 students, project topics will be discussed, and the student/supervisor allocation will be made. This module has three parts: - methodology of the Masters thesis, - structure of the thesis, - the actual work in sports ethics and integrity.
Last update: Parry Martínková Irena, doc. PhDr., Ph.D. (12.11.2021)


LOLAND, S. Fair play in sport: a moral norm system. London: Routledge, 2002.

MARTÍNKOVÁ, I. and PARRY, J. An Introduction to the Phenomenological Study of Sport. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, 2011, 5(3), pp. 185–201.

MCNAMEE, M. (Ed.). Philosophy and the Sciences of Exercise, Health and Sport: critical perspectives on research methods. London and New York: Routledge, 2005.

MCNAMEE, M. J. and MORGAN, W. J. (Eds.). Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Sport. London: Routledge, 2015.

SLEPIČKOVÁ I. Assessing the sociology of sport: On sociological understandings and local sport policy. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 2015, 50, pp. 601-605. ISSN 1012-6902.

TORRES, C. The Bloomsbury Companion to the Philosophy of Sport. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014.

Further literature: individually recommended according to the research topic of each student.

E-learning – TOLEDO KU Leuven electronic system.


BOXILL, J. (Ed.). Sports ethics: an anthology. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2002.

BROWNELL, S. and PARRY, J. Olympic Values and Ethics. Ghent, Belgium: University of Ghent Press, 2012.

HARGREAVES, J. and ANDERSON, E. Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality. London: Routledge, 2016.

MARTÍNKOVÁ, I. Instrumentality and Values in Sport. Praha: Karolinum Press, 2013. 150 p.

MARTÍNKOVÁ, I. and PARRY, J. (Eds.). Phenomenological Approaches to Sport. London: Routledge, 2012.

MCNAMEE, M. & PARRY, J. (Eds.). Olympic Ethics and Philosophy. London: Routledge, 2013.

MORGAN, W. J. Why sports morally matter. New York: Routledge, 2006.

MORGAN, W. J., MEIER, K., SCHNEIDER, A. (Eds.). Ethics in Sport. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2001.

PARRY, J. The Power of Sport in Peace-making and Peacekeeping. Sport in Society, 2012, 15(6), pp. 775–787.

SILK, M. L., ANDREWS, D. L. and THORPE, H. Routledge Handbook of the Physical Cultural Studies. London: Routledge, 2017.

SLEPIČKOVÁ, I. New Space for a New Face of Sport in Central and Eastern European Countries. In: FÖLESINÉ, S. G. & DÓCZI, T. (Eds.) The Interaction of Sport and Society in the V4 Countries. Budapest: Hungarian Society of Sport Science, 2011, pp. 35–48.

Last update: Parry Martínková Irena, doc. PhDr., Ph.D. (08.12.2021)