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  • Objectives
    This course explores the growing area of sports law. The course will be of interest to students from a variety of backgrounds, including recent law graduates, practising lawyers and those working in sports related professions, such as sports science. The course is offered as a single, joint or major/minor LLM award.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements It is not a prerequisite that students have a degree in law; students will be considered if they have a degree in another discipline (normally at least a 2:2 honours degree, but each application will be considered on its merits), plus appropriate experience. The type of experience would be, for example, employment or participation in the sports industry, or experience of coaching or sports administration. It is important that all international Law students speak, write and understand English well. Students can assess their fluency by taking the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). For entry onto the LLM programmes a minimum level of 6.5 is required for IELTS, or a written TOEFL score of 580 computer based TOEFL score of 237. If applicants do not meet the language entry requirements, English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses are available through our Nottingham Language Centre prior to the start of the Masters programmes.
  • Academic Title
    LLM Sports Law
  • Course description
    The LLM programmes consist of two common modules: Legal Research and Writing, and the dissertation. Students select seven modules depending on their interests.

    Elective modules include:

        * UK sport, law and regulation
        * European sports law and policy
        * sport and employment
        * sport, law and society
        * sport and intellectual property law
        * sport, law and business
        * sport, law and the human body.

    ourse content
    The LLM programmes consist of the following two common modules.

        * Legal research and writing: This module is designed to develop the special legal research and writing skills that students will need to complete the assessments. It provides an opportunity to examine research methodologies, academic writing and library and information skills
        * Dissertation: The Law School provides a supportive environment for students to carry out a major but focussed individual research project. Students wishing to achieve a Masters degree are required to submit a dissertation of 18,000 to 20,000 words on a suitable topic of their choice.

    Students select seven modules depending on their interests. As part of the course students will study modules from: Sport, Law and Regulation; Sport, Law and the Human Body; European Sports Law and Policy; Sport and Intellectual Property Law; Legal Research and Writing; and Sport, Society and the Law.

    How do you study?
    A range of teaching and learning methods will be employed as appropriate to each module and aims to enhance contextualised skills of research and writing. The methods employed include lectures, seminars and workshops. The seminars allow you to examine topics in-depth through the discussion of papers presented during seminars. Although the primary focus is on individual independent study you may have an opportunity to work in groups within seminars.

    Each subject is assessed individually, normally by coursework throughout the year.

    Resources and facilities
    Teaching is normally held at the City site of Nottingham Trent University, and utilises all the facilities available to students, including a well stocked library, with electronic access.

    Study routes
    The course is one year full-time and runs from September to September. A part-time route of study is also available.

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