DMU BASL Post Graduate Certificate in Sports Law

September 2018 sees the start of the ninth year of running of Leicester De Montfort Law School’s London based Post Graduate Certificate in Sports Law and Practice.

As in previous years the course is being run in partnership with the British Association for Sport and the Law.

Leicester De Montfort Law School is a leading provider of high quality distance learning post graduate legal education. It also runs a highly successful LLM in Sports Law and Practice by Distance Learning. This certificate programme builds on this success by offering practitioner focused face to face lectures in London in combination with Distance Learning modules.

 

The key features of the Course:

  • Study over a period of 12 months.
  • Evening lectures at London venues delivered by Leading Practitioners and Academic Sports Lawyers.
  • No examinations – assessed by coursework.
  • Award from De Montfort University Leicester.
  • Potential for CPD accreditation.

 

A word from the Course Leader

Non-specialists in particular will benefit from the comprehensive Core Module which introduces the foundations of the subject. The Practice Perspectives on Sports Law module will further develop an understanding of the sports regulatory regime and the commercial aspects of sport.

Andy Gray, ASA Judicial Commissioner and Head of Sports Law Unit, Leicester Law School. Director, British Association for Sport and the Law

 

Who will benefit from the Course?

Practising lawyers or law graduates/trainees with an interest in developing a career in sports law, sports industry professionals and representatives of sports governing bodies, such as the Football Association.

 

How does it work?

Leicester De Montfort Law School is a leading provider of high quality distance learning post graduate legal education. It also runs a highly successful LLM in Sports Law and Practice by Distance Learning. This certificate programme builds on this success by offering practitioner focused face to face lectures in London in combination with Distance Learning modules.

To obtain the certificate a student will study: Foundations of Sports Law and the Sports Regulatory regime – a Distance Learning module headed up by Andy Gray (Head of the Sports Law Unit at Leicester De Montfort Law School). This module is studied from September to January.

To obtain the certificate a student will study:

  • Foundations of Sports Law and the Sports Regulatory regime – a Distance Learning module headed up by Andy Gray (Head of the Sports Law Unit at Leicester De Montfort Law School). 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, which will run from September to April, is supported by a series of lectures to be held in London venues (London Lectures) and given by leading sports law practitioners. A minimum attendance requirement (50%) 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

In addition, One module from the following: Representing the Athlete/Player; The Sports Participant in the Courts. The module chosen will run from January to June.

 

Are there examinations?

No! The course is assessed by coursework only, set and marked by academic staff at Leicester De Montfort Law School. Typically, students will undertake 1 x 5,000 word assignment in each module.

 

The London Lectures – Do I have to attend?

Yes. The London Lectures are an integral part of this scheme. Leading sports lawyers from practice will meet at selected London venues. those currently planned for 2018/2019 include lectures at Charles Russell Speechlys, Dentons UKMEA, DLA Piper and The Football Association, Wembley Stadium.

The precise number of lectures to be delivered is to be confirmed but will not exceed 18 evening sessions in total. To get the Certificate you will need to achieve 50% attendance at these events.

If you are interested in the Certificate, but do not want to attend the lectures, or cannot guarantee attendance levels, you can join our LLM course in the normal way. For more details contact Andrew Pini +44 (0)20 7017 5906.

 

What support does Leicester De Montfort Law School give me?

If you are enrolled on the Certificate you are a De Montfort University student. That means that you will be invited to our Saturday study days (three a 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.

 

How much time will it take for the Certificate?

You will attend the programme of lectures. In addition study of the accompanying modules will demand ongoing time input reading source material and writing assignments. For that input 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.

 

 

Can I go further?

Yes. A student who successfully attains the Certificate will be given automatic entry to our LLM Course – a Masters Degree in Sports Law can obtained after one further year of study.

 

 

Cost

The full Certificate Course is £3,250 for the full year though see above details of the early bird discount.

Early Bird Discount - £2,950 for applications received before 1 June 2018 thereafter the full fee of £3,250 is payable

 

Interested?

Please see Application Form below. For more information contact the DMU Postgraduate Sports Law administration team:

Dave Knights on: +44 (0)116 257 7369 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; and Nicola Smorowinski on: +44 (0)116 207 8259 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Andy Gray on: +44 (0)116 207 8189 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Click here to see full prospectus and application form

Address

  • Street: Hugh Aston Building, The Gateway
  • Postcode: LE1 9BH
  • City: Leicester
  • Country: United Kingdom

Contact

  • Telephone: 01509 640277
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Employees

  • Andy Gray

    Andy Gray

    Head of Sports Law Unit, Lecturer
    • +44 (0) 1509 640270
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  • Ian Lynam

    Ian Lynam

    Lecturer
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Comments (1)

  • Sikhumbuzo NDEBELE

    Sikhumbuzo NDEBELE

    20 September 2017 at 18:59 | #

    How are you guys I would dearly want to do a course specializing in sports law.l preferred mode is DL or your tailored post graduate certificate

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