LLM International Sports Law


Program Description

LLM International Sports Law


  • Subject to validation.

The one year LLM degree in International Sports Law gives an in-depth understanding of law and sport, governance and the legal processes that bind sport of today.

International Sports Law is a subject that is growing in popularity. Not only are we seeing more interaction between athletes and civil law we are seeing more regulation than ever before for the law to prescribe acceptable behaviour on the pitch (criminal law) and appropriate guidance off the pitch (civil law).

The proposed course will guide you through the historical and societal motivation for a niche area of law – sports law. The arguments for and against the notion of lex sportiva will immerse themselves in every module giving you the opportunity to fully understand the validity of this area of law and its complexities.

The LLM will be taught by both sports law academics and industry professionals affording you the opportunity to gain an insight into the letter of the law and the law in practice which will strengthen your overall understanding of the topics and in turn the overall content. It is likely that you will have the opportunity to participate in law school activities, trips and conferences to further enhance your experience.

Whether students are studying in order to advance their career, change their career or because they are fascinated with this rapidly developing are of law it is expected each will develop their knowledge and critical powers.

Career prospects

Career prospects for graduates of the LLM International Sports Law programme at UCFB include lawyers, agents and representatives working within the sports industry.

LLM International Sports Law Modules

  • Introduction to Sports Law
  • Sport, Law & Society
  • The Individual, Sport & the Law
  • Governance in Sport
  • The Regulation & Settlement of Disputes in Sport
  • Legal Aspects of Sports Business
  • Dissertation & Research Methods
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Cost & Fees

UK and EU students – £9,500

International students – £13,500

Entry Requirements

You will have a Bachelor’s degree with 2:1 classification or an international equivalent. International students that require an IELTS must have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening, or recognised equivalent). Relevant academic experience in business, marketing or sport is desirable.

A degree in Law is not required for this programme, however applicants are expected to demonstrate a prior understanding of Law or Governance gained in either a work based or academic context. This should be clearly demonstrated in your personal statement and you may be asked to attend an interview to discuss this further.

Applicants should note that possession of the minimum entry criteria does not in itself guarantee admission.

If you are unsure whether you meet the entry criteria for this programme, or whether you require IELTS results, please email mastersenquiries@ucfb.com with a copy of your most recent CV including nationality, visa status if applicable, and undergraduate degree transcripts. Candidates with a strong CV may qualify for a supplementary admissions interview to support their academic application.


To apply for this programme please download and complete the application form, then return the completed form and relevant documents as instructed to mastersenquiries@ucfb.com.

Relevant documents:

  • Completed and signed application form;
  • Personal statement;
  • Copy of transcripts of highest qualification achieved and English translations (if applicable);
  • One academic and one professional reference and English translation (if applicable);
  • Copy of proof of English language level e.g. IELTS (if applicable).

For international applications, please also include:

  • Copy of valid passport (which you will use to apply for your Tier 4 visa);
  • Copies of any previous or current UK visas.
  • Subject to validation.

Last updated December 6, 2015
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United Kingdom London, England
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