LLM Sports Law
The sport has become increasingly important as a business and can involve significant financial stakes. There is a growing demand for appropriately qualified sports law professionals and this course has been designed to fulfill this need.
About LLM Sports Law
The influence of UK, European and international law and regulations in sport is increasing, and this course focuses on the regulation of sport at a UK and EU level. You will explore areas such as Sport, Law and the Human Body and benefit from our considerable expertise in the related areas of Health and Intellectual Property Law.
Why choose LLM Sports Law?
- Learn about the UK, European and international laws and regulations regarding sport, and understand how sport is becoming an increasingly important business.
- Benefit from our expertise in Sports Law and the complementary areas of Health and Intellectual Property Law.
- Fulfil the growing demand for appropriately qualified sports lawyers and managers.
- Full-time and part-time study routes.
- Attend an International Summer School with the opportunity to explore Law in a European context.
- Scholarships available.
- Individual modules can be studied for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) awards.
You will study six taught modules followed by a dissertation.
- European Sports Law and Policy
- Sport, Intellectual Property and Commerce
- Sport, Law, and Regulation
- Sport, Law and the Human Body
You will also select two modules from another subject area, excluding Oil, Gas and Mining Law.
In each case modules are assessed through one piece of coursework. This usually takes the form of a problem- or essay-style question but will vary by module. You can submit and receive feedback on assessments over the course of each module.
The dissertation is 18,000 - 20,000 words on a suitable topic of your choice and includes one-to-one supervision with a tutor who is an expert in that field.
How do I study?
The academic year for the LLM courses is split into three parts: two ten-week terms (Term One runs from the beginning of the academic year until the Christmas vacation, Term Two between Christmas and Easter) and the summer period.
Full-time students – who complete the course over one academic year – study three modules in each term and complete the dissertation over the summer.
Part-time students – who complete the course over two academic years – study three modules across Terms One and Two in each year (six in total), beginning work on researching their dissertation during the first summer period and completing it during the second.
On the full-time and part-time modes, modules are taught throughout the week. Depending on your timetable you may be expected to attend on more than one day. Modules may exceptionally be rescheduled due to course needs.
Seminars are led by academics but will usually require you to carry out extensive guided preparatory work and will often involve short presentations or other contributions.
You will need a good degree in Law (2.2 or above) or, an honors degree in another discipline plus either the CPE (Common Professional Examination) or GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law) conversion qualification.
Applicants from other disciplines will be welcomed in appropriate circumstances, particularly if they have experience in the area, even if not as lawyers.
English language requirements
International students need to demonstrate they have sufficient knowledge of written and spoken English before starting the course. We usually require one of the following:
- IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill
- an equivalent English language qualification.