This unique programme in Sports Law and Practice will enable you to:

  • Analyse, interpret and apply the laws regulating sport
  • Gain a competitive advantage in difficult market conditions - increase your skills at this crucial time
  • Achieve a recognised UK university qualification while combining full-time employment with study
  • Learn from key industry practitioners and academics and benefit directly from their insight and invaluable commentary
  • Apply your learning and new skills to your work immediately and help further your career
  • Tailor the programme to your needs by studying your own unique combination of modules from this and other De Montfort LLM programme
  • Study at a faster pace – follow the 'accelerated route' and complete the LLM in 15 months

Programme structure

The course commences with an induction weekend in Leicester which takes place on 14th-16th September 2018, and the Core Module, (worth 30 credits) is then studied from September 2018 through to the end of December 2018 and is assessed by written coursework.

From January to December 2019, students choose two 30 credit modules or one 30 and two 15 credit modules (giving a total of 90 credits for the first year of study).

In the second year, January to December 2020, students take either one 30 credit module or two 15 credit modules and write a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic of their choice on a legal issue within the context of sports law.

Module choices

Students will all study the Core Module and will then specialise by choosing from the optional modules listed below. Please see the Course Structure section for a full explanation

Core Module

Foundations of Sports Law and the Sports Regulatory Regime

Optional Modules

15 Credit Modules:

  • Sports Governance
  • Representing the Athlete/Player
  • Event Management
  • The Sports Participant and the Courts
  • Negotiated Study

30 Credit Modules:

  • Sports Rights and Commercial Disputes Resolution
  • Sports Broadcasting and New Media
  • Sport and Ethics

And you can tailor the course to fit your specific job role and industry by selecting modules from other LLM programmes as well. See Flexible Study Options box for further information.

Ideal for

Although the course involves the academic study of sports law, it also features a very important practical dimension as evidenced by case studies in a number of modules.

It is, therefore, suitable for:

  • actual/intending lawyers in fields such as sports regulation and governance
  • sports broadcasting and the commercial aspects of sports generally
  • representatives of sports governing bodies

The course will also be suitable for:

  • legal or sports management professionals
  • those who are responsible for representing the interests of athletes and players

Flexible study options

The Sports Law and Practice course forms part of a wider LLM programme at Leicester De Montfort Law School and for added flexibility, in addition to the Sports Law modules available, students may choose to study modules from the other LLM pathways:

  • Environmental Law and Practice
  • Employment Law and Practice
  • Business Law/International Business Law
  • Food Law
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • International Human Rights Law

Available modules from other courses include:

Collective Labour Law; Alternative Dispute Resolution; People Management within Organisations; Equal Opportunities in the Workplace; Event Management; Public Procurement Law and Practice; Expert Evidence; International Law; Aspects of Discrimination in Business; Civil Liberties in the Workplace and Individual Labour Law.

To gain an award in Sports Law and Practice, the Core Module plus one full 30 credit module from the Sports Law modules must be studied, and the dissertation must also fall within the scope of Sports Law. Thereafter there is freedom of choice across all pathways.

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Last updated November 21, 2018
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