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Sports Law PG Cert

This course gives you the opportunity to gain CPD accreditation

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Overview

Reasons to study Sports Law PG Cert at DMU:

Leicester De Montfort Law School’s Post Graduate Certificate in Sports Law is delivered in London and is run in partnership with the British Association for Sport and the Law (BASL). The course has been designed for students with an interest in developing a career in sports law.

  • Flexible schedule
    Study over a period of 12 months part time.
  • Excellent student experience
    Evening lectures at London venues delivered by leading practitioners and academic sports lawyers.
  • No examinations
    This course is assessed exclusively by coursework.
  • CPD accreditation
    This course gives you the opportunity to gain CPD accreditation
  • Sports Law course brochure

 


 

Scholarships:

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study. We are proud to currently offer a scholarship for this course.

Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship
Up to £6,000 worth of support available to full-time UK and EU undergraduate and postgraduate students, starting in September 2016. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship page.

More courses like this:

Sports Law LLM (distance learning)

  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

Duration: One year part-time

Location of study: Lectures are delivered in London, specific venues TBC.

Fees and funding: The fee for 2016/17 is £3,250 but an early – bird discount price of £2,950 is available for applications received before 1 June 2016.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Sports Law course brochure

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Key facts for international students

This course is not available to international students.

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

You should have a good honours degree, or overseas equivalent, or an appropriate professional qualification or relevant experience in a law based subject or practical experience gained in the sports industry.

English Language requirements

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required. English language tuition is available both before and during the course if required.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Accreditation

 

Course modules

To obtain the certificate a student will study:

Foundations of Sports Law and the Sports Regulatory Regime – a distance learning module led by
Andy Gray (Head of Sports Law programmes at Leicester De Montfort Law School, ASA Judicial Commissioner and Head of Sports Law, BHW Solicitors. This module is studied from September to January).

Topics covered:

  • Sports Governing Bodies
  • The Sports Disciplinary Process
  • Foundations of Sport and Ethics: Doping Control
  • Foundations of Commercial Aspects of Sport: Sports Rights
  • Competition Act and EU Treaty
  • Anti-Discrimination Laws
  • Human Rights Act
  • Data Protection Regulation

Practice Perspectives on Sports Law – this Module runs from September to April. It is supported by a series of lectures held in London venues (London Lectures) and delivered by leading sports law practitioners. A minimum attendance requirement applies to these events and the module is assessed by coursework.

The London lectures comprise of four principal subject areas:

  • Section A – Sports Governance
  • Section B – Commercialisation of Sport
  • Section C – Integrity in Sport
  • Section D – Issues for Individual Athletes

One module from the following:

The module chosen will run from January to June.

If you are enrolled onto the course, you are a De Montfort University student. This means that you will be invited to our Saturday study days (three per year). You will have access for academic purposes to our online databases. You will have ongoing access to the course team who will happily liaise and guide by telephone or electronically. And of course you will have course materials provided by Leicester De Montfort Law School.

Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.

Teaching and assessment

This is a part time course so you should be prepared to devote approximately 150 hours to each module of study. You will typically have up to 2 hours contact hours of teaching most weeks during the period October to March. In addition there are 3 study weekends during that period. Teaching is through a mixture of lectures and self-directed study.

Academic expertise

The DMU teaching team is led by Andy Gray, Head of the DMU Sports Law programmes and a practising sports lawyer for more than 20 years. The team for the London lectures comprises members of the BASL Board, senior lawyers from sports governing bodies, and other experienced sports law specialists from leading London and national solicitors firms and leading Barristers Chambers. Contributors include representatives from Charles Russell Speechleys, Dentons, Sky Sports, Bird & Bird, the Football Association, the British Horseracing Authority and Blackstone Chambers amongst many others.

Accreditation

You will be able to achieve a high quality Post Graduate qualification, the opportunity to meet other Sports law Practitioners at the lectures and other Sports Law students from around the world at Leicester De Montfort study days. It can also be part of your CPD portfolio. A student who successfully attains the Certificate will be given automatic entry to our LLM Course – a Masters Degree in Sports Law can be obtained after a minimum of one further year of study.

Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

On study days you will be taught in the Hugh Aston Building, which was purpose-built at a cost of £35 million.

Facilities include lecture theatres and classrooms with capacities ranging from 50 to 250 people, break-out spaces for group work and quiet study zones for individual work. 

The faculty has a large number of high-spec IT labs. The DMU bookshop stock a number of core text books and a range of background reading for your course, along with a variety of stationary.

The Oasis café in Hugh Aston provides Costa Coffee as well a range of snacks and refreshments. 

Library services

We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus. These give access to more than half a million publications, an extensive range of DVDs, e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. 

During standard term-time (October to June) the main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Outside of this period, and during university holidays, the library will remain open but with reduced opening hours.

Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks. We offer a range of workshops, drop-in and one-to-one sessions, and our Just Ask service provides email and telephone support.

Learning zones

Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.

Originally set up in our main Kimberlin Library, the learning zones proved so popular that more were created in the Eric Wood Building and Greenhouse. These flexible spaces are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.

They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with interactive whiteboards and DVD players. Eduroam wi-fi is available across all campus locations.

Opportunities and careers

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Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

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Graduate careers

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Course brochure

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How to apply

The application in included in the course brochure. It is not possible to apply on-line for this course.

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