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This course links the commercial and legal aspects of the sports business, understanding the ramifications of an industry which is increasingly affected by legal regulations.
We are looking for individuals who are aiming high and who are passionate about this industry and the way in which it links with law.
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.
Students will cover broad concepts involved in the sports business and surrounding industries, for example, sports marketing, sponsorship and ambush marketing. You will also cover topics such as international sports business governance, players’ economic rights and you will also study landmark case studies within sports law such as Bosman, Mutu and Matuzalém.
During your first year you will cover the broad concepts involved in the sports business and surrounding industries, for example, sports marketing, sponsorship and ambush marketing. Allied to this is also an introduction to Sports Law; as well as understanding the relationships with the range of key stakeholders such as sports agents to regulatory bodies.
The second year expands this knowledge by developing your understanding of sports as a business and the legal and business implications in areas such as competition and broadcasting rights, including intellectual property rights and the sports industry. You will also cover topics such as the implications of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations, including international sports business governance, players’ economic rights and you will also study landmark case studies within sports law such as Bosman, Mutu and Matuzalém.
The final year incorporates a law related research project on a topic of your choice, together with modules which provide a strategic perspective of sports law and its impact on the sports business. This includes the strategic role of governance at national and international levels and the role and responsibilities of the Licensed Football Agents’ Association.
You will also explore the legal challenges regarding the use of social media within the industry, recent case studies regarding drug abuse in sport and the legal issues surrounding safety in sports stadia and of spectators (‘The Green Guide’).
Please visit our partner college's website for entry requirements.
For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.
Fees for September 2017 to August 2018 entry
Please visit our partner college’s website for fee information.
Questions about fees?Contact our Student Centre on:01494 603 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fees quoted are for the next intake and are subject to change. Fee costs for subsequent years are subject to rise with inflation or course delivery costs.
For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applynow.