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BA (Hons)
Sports Business and Sports Law

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.

Qualification: BA (Hons)

UCAS code: 1N46

Study mode: Full-time

Location: UCFB Wembley

Duration: Three years

Start date: September


Is this course for me?

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.

What will this course cover?

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.
 

Year 1

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.

Year 2

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.
 

Year 3

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’).
 

Year One

  • Managing Money
  • Understanding Sport Business
  • Introduction to Law
  • Introduction to Sports Law

Year Two

  • Financial Reporting & Management
  • Managing Sports Organisations
  • The Regulation of Safety and Deviance in Sport
  • Legal Issues in the Governance of Sport

Year Three

  • Strategic Management
  • Research Project
  • Employment Law and Sport
  • Regulating the Business of Sport

What are the entry requirements?

A typical offer will include GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above and a UCAS Tariff score of 280-320. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.

For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

How much does it cost?

Full-time Home and EU: £9,000 per year
Full-time International: £13,000 per year

For information on fees and finance, please view our fees and funding section.

For information on fees and finance, please view our fees and funding section.

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.

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applynow.

Places for this course are still available in Clearing.

Call our phone line on 0330 123 2023 or apply now

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