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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 Sport Management 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

Work placements

You have the opportunity to undertake professional practice placements during the programme.

Study abroad

Our BA (Hons) Law with Sports course provides an opportunity for you to study abroad.

For more information see our Study Abroad section.

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: 300 hours
  • Independent learning: 900 hours
Year 2 (Level 5): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*
  • Teaching, learning and assessment: 288 hours
  • Independent learning: 912 hours
Year 3 (Level 6): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*
  • Teaching, learning and assessment: 240 hours
  • Independent learning: 960 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)*:
  • 37% coursework
  • 37% written exams
  • 26% practical exams
Year 2 (Level 5)*:
  • 52% coursework
  • 14% written exams
  • 34% practical exams
Year 3 (Level 6)*:
  • 58% coursework
  • 10% written exams
  • 32% 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

2020 Entry: 104-120 Points
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: IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent.

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

Legal Systems and Methods 30
Law of Contract 30
Law of Tort 30
Foundations of Sports Business 30

Competitive sport has existed for thousands of years, but commercialization and professionalization in the last half century have resulted in significant changes in the operation of many sports, clubs and their governing bodies. Governments have also embraced a more professional approach to sport funding within the public sector. This module provides the foundations of knowledge that will be added to and tested increasingly in the second and third years of study. The interaction of marketing and sport in terms of communication, promotion and the legal dimensions of sports management are also considered. Case studies will be used to place academic ideas into a more recognisable form for those whose ambition is to be employed in the sector and who must know how to apply what they have learned – academic understanding is seen here as a stepping-stone to employment.

Year 2 (Level 5)

Modules Credits

Criminal Law

 

Building the Sports Brand 30

Contemporary sport marketing is rich with brand imagery. In most of the world it is easy to find evidence of sport brands, be they individuals such as Usain Bolt or Lionel Messi, clubs such as Manchester United or the Dallas Cowboys or sporting goods by Adidas or Nike (who have an estimated brand value of over $15 billion). Branding is ubiquitous - it is certainly not confined to sport. But is there something in the passionate sport fan that might bring about a different level of loyalty as a consumer? This module will investigate the purpose and nature of sport brands in a case-rich context. What are the intangible and tangible elements that combine to bring overall value? People (celebrity players) as well as products, teams, media channels, drinks and venues will all be considered and analysed.

Sport and the Law 15

 

Optional Modules
  • Law of Property - 30 Credits
  • Company Law I - The Corporate Body - 15 Credits
  • Employment Law I - The Personal Employment Contract - 15 Credits
  • Human Rights Law - 15 Credits
  • Company Law II - Corporate Governance - 15 Credits
  • Employment Law II - Discrimination - 15 Credits
  • Medical Law - 15 Credits
  • Criminal Justice - 15 Credits

Optional Credits

Criminal Law

 

Building the Sports Brand 30

Contemporary sport marketing is rich with brand imagery. In most of the world it is easy to find evidence of sport brands, be they individuals such as Usain Bolt or Lionel Messi, clubs such as Manchester United or the Dallas Cowboys or sporting goods by Adidas or Nike (who have an estimated brand value of over $15 billion). Branding is ubiquitous - it is certainly not confined to sport. But is there something in the passionate sport fan that might bring about a different level of loyalty as a consumer? This module will investigate the purpose and nature of sport brands in a case-rich context. What are the intangible and tangible elements that combine to bring overall value? People (celebrity players) as well as products, teams, media channels, drinks and venues will all be considered and analysed.

Sport and the Law 15

 

Optional Modules
  • Law of Property - 30 Credits
  • Company Law I - The Corporate Body - 15 Credits
  • Employment Law I - The Personal Employment Contract - 15 Credits
  • Human Rights Law - 15 Credits
  • Company Law II - Corporate Governance - 15 Credits
  • Employment Law II - Discrimination - 15 Credits
  • Medical Law - 15 Credits
  • Criminal Justice - 15 Credits

Year 3 (Level 6)

Modules Credits

Dissertation OR Independent Research Project
Contemporary Issues in Sports Marketing 30

The aim of the module is to apply the principles of management into effective practice for those working in sports development/management. This will include critical explorations of relevant high profile themes at the time of teaching that will reflect the changing macro-environment. Students will engage in sport-related case studies of their choice (following negotiation with the module tutor), which will include a critical appraisal of the management practices of an existing provider of sport. As such, students will be expected to apply theoretical knowledge of management principles to ‘real life’ sports development practices. The growth of management practices within and upon sport is relatively recent and this growth has not been consistent or universal. Management will be examined as a combination of elements and from a variety of perspectives to ensure comprehensive understanding. To improve students’ skills in logical and evidenced criticality they will have to perform a peer and a self-review. Understanding of individual strengths and weaknesses is essential for a mature approach to employability.

Optional Modules
  • European Union Law - 15 Credits
  • Intellectual Property Law - 15 Credits
  • Company Law I - The Corporate Body - 15 Credits
  • Human Rights Law - 15 Credits
  • Family Law - 15 Credits
  • Law of Equity and Trusts - 15 Credits
  • Advocacy - 15 Credits
  • Child Law - 15 Credits
  • Company Law  II – Corporate Governance - 15 Credits
  • Employment Law II - Discrimination - 15 Credits
  • Criminal Justice - 15 Credits
  • Medical Law - 15 Credits
  • Technology and Cyber Law - 15 Credits

Optional Credits

Dissertation OR Independent Research Project
Contemporary Issues in Sports Marketing 30

The aim of the module is to apply the principles of management into effective practice for those working in sports development/management. This will include critical explorations of relevant high profile themes at the time of teaching that will reflect the changing macro-environment. Students will engage in sport-related case studies of their choice (following negotiation with the module tutor), which will include a critical appraisal of the management practices of an existing provider of sport. As such, students will be expected to apply theoretical knowledge of management principles to ‘real life’ sports development practices. The growth of management practices within and upon sport is relatively recent and this growth has not been consistent or universal. Management will be examined as a combination of elements and from a variety of perspectives to ensure comprehensive understanding. To improve students’ skills in logical and evidenced criticality they will have to perform a peer and a self-review. Understanding of individual strengths and weaknesses is essential for a mature approach to employability.

Optional Modules
  • European Union Law - 15 Credits
  • Intellectual Property Law - 15 Credits
  • Company Law I - The Corporate Body - 15 Credits
  • Human Rights Law - 15 Credits
  • Family Law - 15 Credits
  • Law of Equity and Trusts - 15 Credits
  • Advocacy - 15 Credits
  • Child Law - 15 Credits
  • Company Law  II – Corporate Governance - 15 Credits
  • Employment Law II - Discrimination - 15 Credits
  • Criminal Justice - 15 Credits
  • Medical Law - 15 Credits
  • Technology and Cyber Law - 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.

2020 Course Tuition Fees

 UK/EU

International

Year 1 £9,250 £13,500
Year 2 £9,250 £13,500
Year 3 £9,250 £13,500
Total £27,750 £40,500
Optional Sandwich Year £700 £700
Total with Sandwich Year £28,450 £41,200

If you are a UK or EU student starting your degree in September 2020, 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 and EU 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/EU 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 £112.50 and a 15 credit module is £1,687.

*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

We are proud to offer free printing for all students to ensure that printing costs are not a potential financial barrier to student success. The University of Winchester and Winchester Student Union are champions of sustainability and therefore ask that all students consider the environment and print fairly. Students may be required to pay for the costs of dissertation binding. Indicative cost is £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