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Course start date: 13th September 2019 (Application deadline: 1st September 2019).
Delivered by tutored distance learning
De Montfort University
The LLM in Sports Law and Practice requires the successful completion of 180 credits as outlined in the Course Structure section.
Don’t forget: You can choose modules from the other De Montfort LLM courses, see the flexible study options section for some of the module choices available.
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
The course commences with an induction weekend in Leicester which takes place on 13th-14th September 2019, and the Core Module, (worth 30 credits) is then studied from September 2019 through to the end of December 2019 and is assessed by written coursework.
From January to December 2020, 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 2021, 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.
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.
Foundations of Sports Law and the Sports Regulatory Regime
15 Credit Modules:
Representing the Athlete/Player
The Sports Participant and the Courts
Integrity in International Sport
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.
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
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.
EU Referendum Statement: UPDATE
In light of the outcome of the recent EU Referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union we wanted to reassure you that DMU remains as committed as ever to academic excellence as well as welcoming students from all countries, whether from Europe or the wider world.
Both companies based in the UK and those wishing to import into the UK will likely be affected by Brexit. De Montfort’s flexible programmes will ensure that when changes happen you'll be in a position to understand and act on them immediately.
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 the 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
Why This Course?
"The course content was thorough and current and the tutors must be commended. It is a programme that receives my highest recommendation."
J. Tyrone Marcus, LLM Sports Law and Practice student
"This course aims to provide the opportunity for the advanced study of Sports Law in a practical context. Use is made throughout of representative case studies and cutting edge documentation."
Andy Gray, ASA Judicial Commissioner and Former Course Leader
The Accelerated Route
Students can undertake to do the course following the Accelerated Route and complete their LLM in 15 months. Students will enrol in September 2019 along with the other students on the programme and study the Core Module until the end of December 2019. Accelerated Route students will then undertake to study all of their modules and write their dissertation within the remaining 12 months (January to December 2020).
This is a very intensive but rewarding route and successful students will graduate with their LLM at the end of 15 months. Accelerated Route students are supported through the allocation of a special director of studies who will provide additional support and advice during their studies.
Optional Study Days
The course commences with an optional induction weekend on 13th and 14th September 2019 at Leicester De Montfort Law School. After that, there are a number of further optional study components throughout the course. The Induction Weekend is intended to assist students in their choice of optional modules, allow meetings with course tutors and fellow students and provide useful introductory sessions especially for those students who do not have a degree in law or some other relevant legal qualification. The other sessions will concentrate on additional areas that will be useful to students throughout their studies. These additional sessions will be offered through a combination of face to face and webinar format.
How Do I Enrol On The Course?
Scan your application form and supporting documentation and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org