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Sports Law

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 fulfil this need.

Entry requirements

  • A good law degree, 2.2 or above.
  • Applicants whose first degree is not Law will be required to provide evidence of commitment to the LLM subject that they wish to study.
  • Applicants from other disciplines will be welcomed in appropriate circumstances, particularly if they have experience in the area, even if not as lawyers.

We specify these minimum entry requirements, but we will assess you individually on your ability to benefit from the course. We sometimes offer places on the basis of non-standard entry qualifications, and industrial or professional experience.

Course modules

Core modules: European sports law and policy; sport, intellectual property and commerce; sport, law and regulation; sport, law and the human body.

Assessment methods

In each case modules are assessed through one piece of course work. 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 to 20,000 words on a suitable topic of your choice and includes 1 to 1 supervision with a tutor who is an expert in that field.

Sponsorship information

Students who are in practice may obtain funding from their employer; bursaries are normally available for this course and are equivalent to up to half the UK/EU fees; the bursaries are competitive and are awarded on the basis of: Evidence of the pursuit of excellence in individual performance and/or experience outside education; a written statement indicating the anticipated academic and career benefits applicants may receive from studying this programme.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2018 GBP 13,900 (Year 1) International 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,900 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 GBP 6,950 (Year 1) International 2 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 GBP 3,450 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 Years

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