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Year of Entry 2018/19
LLM

International Sports Law in Practice

Distance learning Law

Gain expertise in resolving sporting disputes, as well as understanding the regulation of sporting activities and relationships, via negotiation, arbitration, pre–trial behaviour and litigation.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £6,590 for the course
International: Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £7,880 for the course.
How long will I study? 1 Year / 2 Years
When do I start? January

Course summary

  • Understand, analyse, critically evaluate and unlock complex sporting disputes.
  • Learn how to effectively advise and represent real clients, via pre–trial behaviour, written and oral submissions, applications for disclosure, witness statements (including examination) and advocacy at the hearing.
  • Gain expertise in either football law or anti–doping law and present a case to a sporting judicial forum.

Designed and delivered by internationally recognised experts, this course offers expertise in the practice and procedure before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), FIFA's Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC), UK Anti–Doping and other disciplinary courts and tribunals, with emphasis on the effective representation of the client in the resolution of complex sporting disputes.

How you learn

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Emphasis is given to case studies, with a continuous analysis of the practical aspects of sports law such as anti–doping litigation, football contracts with a focus on employment disputes involving intermediaries, players and clubs, European competition law aspects, injuries on and off the field, intellectual property rights, sponsorship contracts, negotiation and alternative dispute resolution. There are also shadowing and mentoring opportunities.

You learn through

  • online modules with live and synchronous taught delivery
  • recorded sessions
  • self–directed study and research
  • peer review and team work
  • coursework
  • viva examination

You can start the full-time and part-time courses in September or the part-time course in January.

To find out more about how you learn on this course you can contact the teaching team directly by emailing sportslaw.hallam@shu.ac.uk

Course leaders and tutors

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Dr Gregory Ioannidis
Course Leader - LLM International Sports Law in Practice

I am a sports lawyer with expertise in anti-doping litigation. I joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2014 as a senior lecturer in law.

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a placement with our partners. This gives you a real–world experience to prepare you for your future career.

Networking opportunities

Participate in conferences and meet with other sports lawyers, sport agents and officials from sport governing bodies, via our external partners.

Competitions

You have a chance to take part in the annual National Sports Law Negotiation Competition, of which Sheffield Hallam students were winners in 2017.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • anti–doping law
  • football law
  • sports marketing and sponsorship
  • sports agencies
  • sport governing bodies
  • sport clubs
  • private practice

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for anti–doping agencies, football clubs and sport governing bodies.

Where will I study?

You study at Your own location by distance learning

Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • sports law practitioners
  • academics
  • sport agents
  • sport governing bodies officials
  • professional athletes

Entry requirements

All students

A 2:2 degree or above in Law, Business, Sports Science or a related degree.

Relevant work experience will be considered.

You also need to provide two satisfactory references.

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS 6.5 score with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other skill areas or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.5 or equivalent we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

If you do not have such academic qualifications we may consider your application individually, based on your personal, professional and work experience, and other formal qualifications. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

The elective modules shown below are examples of modules you may be able to choose from.

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Business Consultancy Project (By Consultancy Or Dissertation) Credits: 60.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Commercial Regulation And Contractual Obligations In Sport Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: International Sports Marketing And Sponsorship Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Law, Regulation, Sport And Society Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 60%
40%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Anti-Doping Law Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 60%
40%
Module: Football Law Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 60%
40%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £6,590 for the course. For distance learning the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

£7,880 for the course

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Up to £10,609 available for UK and EU students on most masters courses.

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Additional course costs

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