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.
Reasons to study Sports Law PG Cert at DMU:
- 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
- BASL Graduate Bursary Scheme
Find out more about the BASL Bursary Scheme and apply now by completing this application form. Please also read the terms and conditions.
Structure and assessment
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).
- 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.
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.
The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.
The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.
Our Learning Zones and the The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.
There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.
You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.
Opportunities and careers
This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.
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.
This course equips you to enter legal and other work relating to sport issues.
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