Taught course

International Sports Law via Distance Learning

Staffordshire University · Faculty of Business, Education and Law

Entry requirements

A Lower Second Class Honours Degree (2.II) in Law or equivalent, and an IELTS Score of 7. (If English is not your first language).

Months of entry


Course content

With major sponsorship deals, global names and serious money involved, sport can be a breeding ground for contract disputes, disagreements and criminal activity. As a result, our LLM International Sports Law masters has been specifically designed to equip Law students and practitioners, as well as suitably qualified sports professionals, athletes and administrators, with the qualifications, expertise and knowledge necessary to operate within – and better understand - the complexities of the international sports arena.

With a truly international content, the award blends practical sports issues with academic theory across a wide range of sports, countries and environments.

Most specifically, with a choice of subject areas, including:

  • International Sporting Organisations and Rules
  • Sports Regulation and Governance
  • Commercial Regulation of Sport
  • Doping in Sport
  • Sport, the Individual and the Law (civil and criminal injuries)

The LLM can be tailored to your own interests or area of practice. You will also have the opportunity to choose a current sports topic to research for a dissertation project.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
16 months

Course contact details

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