BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Law


Your studies will encourage you to gain an understanding of the challenges of the interaction between European Law and that of the governance and administration of the governing bodies. Modules will focus on sports business, domestic and EU sports law, the role of sports governing bodies and international sports business governance. You will also explore the legal challenges regarding the use of social media within the industry, recent case studies regarding drug abuse and racism in sport and the legal issues surrounding safety in sports stadia and of spectators (‘The Green Guide’).

The broad spectrum of subjects covered, including domestic and international player contracts, loan agreements, transfer negotiations, disciplinary and regulatory problems, intellectual property rights, product endorsement and sponsorship deals, will help you apply theory to live projects to develop your employability skills and provide you with a balanced undergraduate degree in Sports Business & Sports Law.

Degree content

Football is regulated by a complex pattern of law and regulation. The relationship between these two systems is not always clear and this can lead to confusion amongst those who work within the football industry. Football executives not only need to operate in conformity with the regulations established by the competent football authorities, but they must also ensure compliance with the law of the land. This complexity is increasing with media rights and merchandise being sold on a global basis and the introduction of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations.

This degree links the commercial and legal aspects of the sports business, understanding the ramifications of an industry which is increasingly affected by legal regulations, bringing football in line with other sectors. You will gain an insight and understanding of the relationship between law and the sports business industry, in terms of sports governance and administration. Through UCFB’s Complementary CurriculumTM you will benefit from our partnerships with industry-leading sports specialists and athlete managers including sports law specialists Beswicks Sports, learning from best-in-class sports law practitioners.

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