Jump to:

COURSE OVERVIEW

  • Join a long tradition of legal history in the city of Winchester
  • Learn about an exciting and evolving area of Sport Management
  • Develop real-world professional skills from practical assessments such as mooting and negotiation
  • Gain an impressive range of other transferable skills that will prepare you for future employment

As the professionalism of sport increases, along with the vast sums of money involved, the law is increasingly impacting on sport. Cases linked to drugs and employment law are increasingly being heard in the High Court and European Court of Justice. The creation, by the sporting bodies, of the Court for Arbitration for Sport recognises the increasing need for dispute resolution. 

Winchester has been central to the English legal system for at least 1,000 years. Choose to study here and you will be following in a long, historic tradition. It was King Alfred who established English law-making and its ideology as a distinctive system which would have a major influence on the common law of later medieval England. Even today, The Domesday Book, a cornerstone legal document compiled in Winchester, is still valid as evidence of title to land.

Studying for a Law with Sports degree with us is an intellectually stimulating and thought-provoking experience. BA Law with Sports explores the legal framework of a modern society, along with a choice in focus on either Sport and Society or Sports Business & Marketing. Legal knowledge and practical skills will be developed alongside an applied examination of principles, theories and concepts in sport.

The programme encourages you to develop an enquiring and critical attitude to law, learn to think logically and communicate clearly. You become proficient in vital skills such as legal research, negotiation and mooting - presenting a legal argument to defeat an opponent in court. 

Careers

Graduates may choose to go on to employment in a variety of sectors such as journalism, media, business and sport.

Pre-approved for a Masters

University of Winchester students studying Bachelor Honours degrees are pre-approved to start a Masters degree at Winchester. To be eligible students must apply by the end of March in their final year and meet the entry requirements of their chosen Masters degree.

ABOUT THIS COURSE

Suitable for applications from:

UK, EU, World

Learning and teaching

Our aim is to shape 'confident learners' by enabling you to develop the skills needed to excel in your studies here and as well as onto further studies or the employment market.                      

You are taught primarily through a combination of lectures and seminars, allowing opportunities to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups.

In addition to the formally scheduled contact time such as lectures and seminars etc.), you are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, your personal tutor and the wide range of services available to you within the University.

Independent learning

Over the duration of your course, you will be expected to develop independent and critical learning, progressively building confidence and expertise through independent and collaborative research, problem-solving and analysis with the support of staff. You take responsibility for your own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning and assessment activity.

While your actual contact hours may depend on the optional modules you select, the following information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each level of the course.

Year 1 (Level 4): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*
  • Teaching, learning and assessment: 276 hours
  • Independent learning: 924 hours
Year 2 (Level 5): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*
  • Teaching, learning and assessment: 264 hours
  • Independent learning: 924 hours
  • Placement: 12 hours
Year 3 (Level 6): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*
  • Teaching, learning and assessment: 252 hours
  • Independent learning: 948 hours

*Please note these are indicative hours for the course. 

Location

Taught elements of the course take place on campus in Winchester

Teaching hours

All class based teaching takes places between 9am – 6pm, Monday to Friday during term time. Wednesday afternoons are kept free from timetabled teaching for personal study time and for sports clubs and societies to train, meet and play matches. There may be some occasional learning opportunities (for example, an evening guest lecturer or performance) that take places outside of these hours for which you will be given forewarning.

Assessment

Our validated courses may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances.

We ensure all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used on the course you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day or Open Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

The assessment balance between examination and coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by different assessment modes is as follows:

Year 1 (Level 4)*:
  • 25% coursework
  • 38% written exams
  • 37% practical exams
Year 2 (Level 5)*:
  • 72% coursework
  • 6% written exams
  • 22% practical exams
Year 3 (Level 6)*:
  • 80% coursework
  • 0% written exams
  • 20% practical exams

*Please note these are indicative percentages and modes for the programme.

Feedback

We are committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to you on your academic progress and achievement in order to enable you to reflect on your progress and plan your academic and skills development effectively. You are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from your course tutors.

Further information

For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

2021 Entry: 104-120 points

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language is required.

International Baccalaureate: 104-120 points to include a minimum of 2 Higher level IB certificates at grade 4 or above.

If English is not your first language: Year 1/Level 4: IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all four components.

Course Enquiries and Applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234

Send us a message

International Students

International students seeking additional information about this programme can send an email to International@winchester.ac.uk or call +44 (0)1962 827023

Visit us

Explore our campus and find out more about studying at Winchester by coming to one of our Open Days

Year 1 (Level 4)

Modules Credits

The English Legal System and Academic Legal Skills 15

This module introduces students to the structure and operation of the institutions and processes of the English legal system. It will consider at the primary and secondary sources of English law and how the law is interpreted. In addition, the module will allow students to develop a theoretical understanding of a number of foundation academic legal skills used in the study and practice of law.

Introduction to English Legal Process and Practical Legal Skills 15

This module introduces students to the civil and criminal justice systems in England and Wales. Students will gain an insight into the role of judges, the legal professions and lay participation in the legal system. In addition, the module will allow students to develop a theoretical understanding of a number of foundation practical legal skills used in the study and practice of law.

Law of Contract – Formation and Terms 15

The Law of Contract deals with multi-million-pound deals, such as shipbuilding down to the purchase of a cup of tea. It concerns how agreements are made and become binding, impediments to agreement being reached, what obligations are created and who they affect. This module is an introduction to the law of Contract and its social and economic impact.

Law of Contract – Problems and Remedies 15

This module builds on the understanding gained in the module, Law of Contract - Foundations and Terms and explores the problems which can arise during the formation and performance of a contract and how the common law and statute has developed to remedy these issues. This module will also explore how a contract can be terminated, and the remedies which are available for breach of contract, as well as their practical consequences.

Foundations of the Law of Tort 15

A ‘tort’ is a civil wrong against protected interests such as the physical integrity of the person, land and property, reputation and economic interests. This module introduces some foundations of the of torts. It considers key principles of selected torts and considers their historical development. This module will examine the interactions between law and public policy, as well as the social and philosophical foundations of the law of torts more broadly.

Further Principles of Tort 15

This module follows on from the Foundations of the Law of Torts module and aims to further develop the knowledge and skills already gained.  This module studies a range of different torts, each varying in nature and possessing unique complexity. This could include those relating to physical integrity of the person, land and property, reputation and economic interests.  The key principles of various selected torts and their historical development are explored including reflections on the social and public policy implications, as well as the philosophical or social foundations of each tort studied.

Global Sport Business 15

Sport is evolving and growing into a global, complex and dynamic industry. This module explores the sport industry and its stakeholders. In spectator sports, consumer markets have been established for ticketing and hospitality, food and beverages, retail and merchandising, while business markets for broadcast, sponsorship and licensing rights have concurrently been developed. Similarly, participation sport has become more competitive, especially since London 2012, with existing and new sports and sport providers attempting to acquire and retain participants. Sport business is both global, with dominant markets such as North America and emerging markets in Africa and Asia, while the local market for sport in Hampshire and Winchester contributes to the local economy and to health and wellbeing.

Sport Geography 15

Sport is a geographic phenomenon and is linked to the culture and identity of 'space' and 'place'. This geographic phenomenon can be explored by considering the ‘settings’ of sport and considering the concepts of ‘sportscapes’. The varied physical environments that sport occupies influence the sporting experience in different ways in different places at different times. In addition, sport simultaneously exerts a significant influence on surrounding spaces. This module explores the interconnectedness of sport and geography, looking at aspects such as: different types of sportscapes, the importance of sport to feelings of ‘place’ and identity, the globalisation of sport and the influence of sport on urban design.

Year 2 (Level 5)

Modules Credits

Criminal Law - Property Related Offences 15

The criminal law provides citizens with a framework set of rules for conducting day to day activities. Under the criminal law, those people who have been found to fail to comply to these rules are punished. The state – through legislation and common law – uses its power to uphold these rules and award punishments to those who offend. The criminal law covers a wide range of behaviours that vary in severity and regularity. This module focuses on the fundamental principles of criminal law. It also explores key offences against property, including theft, criminal damage, burglary, robbery and fraud, and examines legal and moral issues relating to these offences.

Criminal Law - Principles and Personal Offences 15

The criminal law provides citizens with a framework set of rules for conducting day to day activities. Under the criminal law, those people who have been found to fail to comply to these rules are punished. The state – through legislation and common law – uses its power to uphold these rules and award punishments to those who offend. The criminal law covers a wide range of behaviours that vary in severity and regularity. This module focuses on the fundamental principles of criminal law. It explores key offences against the person, including non-fatal offences against the person, homicide, and sexual offences, and examines legal and moral issues relating to these offences.

Sports and the Law 15

This module examines the key legal and topical issues that arise in Sports Law. There is a particular focus on how sport interacts with law at national, European and international levels. Issues the module considers includes the legal nature of governing bodies, the anti-doping movement, the Olympics, the legality of fighting sports and the legal issues that flow from the increasing commercialisation of sport.

Sport Venue and Event Management 15

Sport is often delivered by the organisation of an event or programme of events, which are hosted in stadiums, arenas or other venues. This module examines the operation and project management of these venues and events. Venues range from stadiums and arenas for spectator sport and places for participation, including recreational, training, performance and academy facilities. They can be sport-specific or multi-sport. The sport event market comprises grassroots activities through to mega events such as the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The management of venues and events is therefore paramount to sport and for the organisations that own, manage and control sport.

Sport for Development 15

This module analyses the area of sport for development, providing students with the ability to understand the key requirements for a successful initiative. Sport can be used as a tool for positive social, cultural, health and economic change within a variety of settings. Sport for development has gained increasing recognition from both academics and practitioners around the world and aims to engage people from disadvantaged communities with sport projects with the aim of meeting wider development objectives. This module examines the role of sport and considers the challenges faced by organisations looking to use sport as a vehicle to drive change.

Optional Modules
  • Land Law - 15 credits
  • Equity and Trusts Law - 15 credits
  • Company Law –The Corporate Body - 15 credits
  • Employment Law - 15 credits
  • Human Rights Law - 15 credits
  • Company Law – Corporate Governance - 15 credits
  • Equality Law - 15 credits
  • Medical Law - 15 credits
  • Evidence Law - 15 credits
  • Immigration Law and Policy - 15 credits
  • Criminal Justice - 15 credits
  • Volunteering for Law Students - 15 credits
  • Value Studies Module - 15 credits

Optional Credits

Criminal Law - Property Related Offences 15

The criminal law provides citizens with a framework set of rules for conducting day to day activities. Under the criminal law, those people who have been found to fail to comply to these rules are punished. The state – through legislation and common law – uses its power to uphold these rules and award punishments to those who offend. The criminal law covers a wide range of behaviours that vary in severity and regularity. This module focuses on the fundamental principles of criminal law. It also explores key offences against property, including theft, criminal damage, burglary, robbery and fraud, and examines legal and moral issues relating to these offences.

Criminal Law - Principles and Personal Offences 15

The criminal law provides citizens with a framework set of rules for conducting day to day activities. Under the criminal law, those people who have been found to fail to comply to these rules are punished. The state – through legislation and common law – uses its power to uphold these rules and award punishments to those who offend. The criminal law covers a wide range of behaviours that vary in severity and regularity. This module focuses on the fundamental principles of criminal law. It explores key offences against the person, including non-fatal offences against the person, homicide, and sexual offences, and examines legal and moral issues relating to these offences.

Sports and the Law 15

This module examines the key legal and topical issues that arise in Sports Law. There is a particular focus on how sport interacts with law at national, European and international levels. Issues the module considers includes the legal nature of governing bodies, the anti-doping movement, the Olympics, the legality of fighting sports and the legal issues that flow from the increasing commercialisation of sport.

Sport Venue and Event Management 15

Sport is often delivered by the organisation of an event or programme of events, which are hosted in stadiums, arenas or other venues. This module examines the operation and project management of these venues and events. Venues range from stadiums and arenas for spectator sport and places for participation, including recreational, training, performance and academy facilities. They can be sport-specific or multi-sport. The sport event market comprises grassroots activities through to mega events such as the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The management of venues and events is therefore paramount to sport and for the organisations that own, manage and control sport.

Sport for Development 15

This module analyses the area of sport for development, providing students with the ability to understand the key requirements for a successful initiative. Sport can be used as a tool for positive social, cultural, health and economic change within a variety of settings. Sport for development has gained increasing recognition from both academics and practitioners around the world and aims to engage people from disadvantaged communities with sport projects with the aim of meeting wider development objectives. This module examines the role of sport and considers the challenges faced by organisations looking to use sport as a vehicle to drive change.

Optional Modules
  • Land Law - 15 credits
  • Equity and Trusts Law - 15 credits
  • Company Law –The Corporate Body - 15 credits
  • Employment Law - 15 credits
  • Human Rights Law - 15 credits
  • Company Law – Corporate Governance - 15 credits
  • Equality Law - 15 credits
  • Medical Law - 15 credits
  • Evidence Law - 15 credits
  • Immigration Law and Policy - 15 credits
  • Criminal Justice - 15 credits
  • Volunteering for Law Students - 15 credits
  • Value Studies Module - 15 credits

Year 3 (Level 6)

Modules Credits

Dissertation 30

Students will need to choose either Dissertation OR Independent Research Project

 

The Law Dissertation module provides students with an opportunity to research an area of law which is of particular interest. Students will be assigned supervisor who will help to guide and support them as they focus their research question on a specific area of law.

Students are expected to meet with their supervisor and work with them to formulate a working title and structure, with a view to producing a coherent and detailed dissertation which critically analyses a particular legal issue. This will require researching a range of primary and/or secondary legal sources and materials in order to engage with the required depth of analysis and evaluation.

Independent Research Project 15

Students will need to choose either Dissertation OR Independent Research Project

 

The Independent Research Project module provides students with an opportunity to undertake an independent study, with the support of an assigned supervisor. This will facilitate the in-depth critical analysis of an area of law which is of interest to the student.

Students are expected to meet with their supervisor and work with them to formulate a working title and structure, with a view to producing a coherent research project on a particular legal issue. This will require engaging in a critical analysis of primary and/or secondary legal sources and materials.

Sport Entrepreneurship & Innovation 15

The sport, exercise and health sectors are made up of thousands of small-to-medium size companies, including commercial and social enterprises, some of which will grow into large organisations. This module is designed for final year students who are considering starting, or working in, an entrepreneurial environment. The formation and management of a small business presents a unique challenge for entrepreneurs. Students may also have aspirations to develop and launch an innovative sport product or service. Indeed, sport relies on creative and innovative solutions to enable sport organisations and individuals to achieve their sporting and commercial objectives.

Optional Modules
  • Strategic Sport Management - 15 credits
  • Digital Sport Entertainment - 15 credits
  • Employment Law - 15 credits
  • Company Law - The Corporate Body - 15 credits
  • Human Rights Law - 15 credits
  • Company Law – Corporate Governance - 15 credits
  • Equality Law - 15 credits
  • Evidence Law - 15 credits
  • Medical Law - 15 credits
  • Immigration Law and Policy - 15 credits
  • European Union Law - 15 credits
  • Mental Health Law - 15 credits
  • Family Law - 15 credits
  • Advocacy - 15 credits
  • Child Law and Policy - 15 credits
  • Current Legislative Problems - 15 credits
  • Philosophy of Law - 15 credits
  • Employment Law in the Workplace - 15 credits
  • European and International Labour Law - 15 credits
  • Environmental Law and Policy - 15 credits
  • International Criminal Law - 15 credits
  • Enviromental Law and Policy - 15 credits
  • International Criminal Law - 15 credits
  • Intellectual Property Law - 15 credits
  • Technology and Cyber Law - 15 credits
  • Advanced Equity and Trusts Law - 15 credits
  • Value Studies Module - 15 credits

Optional Credits

Dissertation 30

Students will need to choose either Dissertation OR Independent Research Project

 

The Law Dissertation module provides students with an opportunity to research an area of law which is of particular interest. Students will be assigned supervisor who will help to guide and support them as they focus their research question on a specific area of law.

Students are expected to meet with their supervisor and work with them to formulate a working title and structure, with a view to producing a coherent and detailed dissertation which critically analyses a particular legal issue. This will require researching a range of primary and/or secondary legal sources and materials in order to engage with the required depth of analysis and evaluation.

Independent Research Project 15

Students will need to choose either Dissertation OR Independent Research Project

 

The Independent Research Project module provides students with an opportunity to undertake an independent study, with the support of an assigned supervisor. This will facilitate the in-depth critical analysis of an area of law which is of interest to the student.

Students are expected to meet with their supervisor and work with them to formulate a working title and structure, with a view to producing a coherent research project on a particular legal issue. This will require engaging in a critical analysis of primary and/or secondary legal sources and materials.

Sport Entrepreneurship & Innovation 15

The sport, exercise and health sectors are made up of thousands of small-to-medium size companies, including commercial and social enterprises, some of which will grow into large organisations. This module is designed for final year students who are considering starting, or working in, an entrepreneurial environment. The formation and management of a small business presents a unique challenge for entrepreneurs. Students may also have aspirations to develop and launch an innovative sport product or service. Indeed, sport relies on creative and innovative solutions to enable sport organisations and individuals to achieve their sporting and commercial objectives.

Optional Modules
  • Strategic Sport Management - 15 credits
  • Digital Sport Entertainment - 15 credits
  • Employment Law - 15 credits
  • Company Law - The Corporate Body - 15 credits
  • Human Rights Law - 15 credits
  • Company Law – Corporate Governance - 15 credits
  • Equality Law - 15 credits
  • Evidence Law - 15 credits
  • Medical Law - 15 credits
  • Immigration Law and Policy - 15 credits
  • European Union Law - 15 credits
  • Mental Health Law - 15 credits
  • Family Law - 15 credits
  • Advocacy - 15 credits
  • Child Law and Policy - 15 credits
  • Current Legislative Problems - 15 credits
  • Philosophy of Law - 15 credits
  • Employment Law in the Workplace - 15 credits
  • European and International Labour Law - 15 credits
  • Environmental Law and Policy - 15 credits
  • International Criminal Law - 15 credits
  • Enviromental Law and Policy - 15 credits
  • International Criminal Law - 15 credits
  • Intellectual Property Law - 15 credits
  • Technology and Cyber Law - 15 credits
  • Advanced Equity and Trusts Law - 15 credits
  • Value Studies Module - 15 credits

Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at www.winchester.ac.uk/termsandconditions.
The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above.

Progression from one level of the programme to the next is subject to meeting the University’s academic regulations.

2022 Course Tuition Fees

 UK / Channel Islands /
Isle of Man / Republic of Ireland 

International

Year 1 £9,250 £14,100
Year 2 £9,250 £14,100
Year 3 £9,250 £14,100
Total £27,750 £42,300
Optional Sandwich Year* £1,385 £1,385
Total with Sandwich Year £29,135 £43,685

If you are a UK student starting your degree in September 2022, the first year will cost you £9,250**. Based on this fee level, the indicative fees for a three-year degree would be £27,750 for UK students.

Remember, you don't have to pay any of this upfront if you are able to get a tuition fee loan from the UK Government to cover the full cost of your fees each year. If finance is a worry for you, we are here to help. Take a look at the range of support we have on offer. This is a great investment you are making in your future, so make sure you know what is on offer to support you.

UK Part-Time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £77.08 and a 15 credit module is £1,156. Part-time students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will be the government permitted maximum fee of £6,935.

International part-time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £117.50 and a 15 credit module is £1,763.

* Please note that not all courses offer an optional sandwich year. To find out whether this course offers a sandwich year, please contact the programme leader for further information.

**The University of Winchester will charge the maximum approved tuition fee per year.

Additional Costs

As one of our students all of your teaching and assessments are included in your tuition fees, including, lectures/guest lectures and tutorials, seminars, laboratory sessions and specialist teaching facilities. You will also have access to a wide range of student support and IT services.

There might be additional costs you may encounter whilst studying. The following highlights the mandatory and optional costs for this course:

Mandatory

Printing and Binding

The University is pleased to offer our students a free printing allowance of £20 each academic year. This will print around 500 A4 mono pages. If students wish to print more, printer credit can be topped up by the student. The University and Student Union are champions of sustainability and we ask all our students to consider the environmental impact before printing. Our Reprographics team also offer printing and binding services, including dissertation binding which may be required by your course with an indicative cost of £1.50-£3.

Optional

Formal wear: Students may be expected to dress formally for oral assessments. Costs will vary depending on the student's existing wardrobe. Indicative cost £0 - £50

Course specific bursaries/scholarships

We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries available to support you financially with the cost of your course. To see if you’re eligible, please see our Scholarships and Awards page.

Key course details

UCAS code
M294
Duration
3 years full-time
Typical offer
104-120 points
Location
On campus, Winchester