Master’s Degree in Sports Law - Escuela Universitaria Real Madrid | Educartis


9 months
On Campus


Course Overview

The Master's Degree in Sports Law Real Madrid is the natural outcome of the current reality of professional sports, and responds to the needs of the sector, offering students integrated training for this professional field.

The growing economic, social and legal importance of sports is now an indisputable fact. It is attested by the increase in international transfers of athletes, the leading role of sports sponsorship, brand management, and the increase in sports agents and representatives, all of which reflects the scope of an emerging market.

The world of sports, in its widest sense, generates an added value of 407 billion Euros, 3.7% of the GDP of the European Union, and employs 15 million people, 5.4% of its working population. This brings many business opportunities, requiring expert advice in the field of sports law.

The evolution of the market is leading to greater demand for professionals who are highly specialized in Sports Law at national and international level, and whose profile goes beyond that of generalist lawyers.

This is increasing the need for qualified specialists in this field, despite the current economic crisis.

The Master's Degree in Sports Law Real Madrid will provide students with specialist multidisciplinary training in sports law, geared towards professional specialization in the most important areas, including taxation in sports, anti-doping regulations, labor relations for professional athletes, the regulation of TV broadcasting rights, sponsorship, image rights and out-of-court conflict resolution.

Thanks to this eminently practical training provided by leading professionals, students will be able to tackle issues that go beyond professional sports or spectator sports, but always within the sports and leisure industry:
- Spectator sports
- Multi-sports events
- Sports and exercise service companies (sports for all)
- Fitness/wellness chains
- Clubs and Federations
- Athlete representation
- Sports equipment multinationals
- Sports infrastructure multinationals

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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

The goal of this Master's degree is to help students develop the capacity to provide legal advice and manage the legal affairs of sports entities, both public and private. In obtaining this qualification, the future professional will have mastered the key legal concepts and tools of the sports business.

When do I start?

Next available course

Admission Criteria

The admissions process for Real Madrid Graduate School programs can take place at any time during the year, although enrollment on any graduate program will depend on the availability of places.Once candidates have received advice and have provided the necessary documentation, the Graduate Admissions staff will set a date for taking the entrance exams corresponding to the program they are interested in, and for a personal interview with the Master's Program Director or a member of the Admissions Committee.The admissions process involves no costs or commitment for candidates until their place is formally reserved.The admissions process consists of the following stages:- Personalized advice- Submission of application and documentation for assessment of the candidate's profile- Profile assessment and interview- Confirmation of admission- Formal reservation and enrollment

Detailed course information

MODULE 1.- Administrative Intervention in Sports
Introduction to sports law: principles and sources of law
Management models for public sports services
Disciplinary systems
Regulation of sports activities

MODULE 2.- Public Sports Institutions
The Spanish National Sports Council
Doping in sports: The Spanish National Anti-Doping Agency
Prevention of violence at sporting events: National Commission against Violence, Racism, Xenophobia and Intolerance in Sports

MODULE 3.- Private Sports Institutions
Sports federations
Professional leagues
‘Public Limited Sports Companies’: the solvency of SADs (Sociedades Anónimas Deportivas)
International sports institutions

MODULE 4.- Commercial Law Regulation of Sports Businesses
Management and operation of sports facilities
Sports marketing
Industrial and intellectual property
Sports sponsorship

MODULE 5.- Labor Relations in Sports
Labor relations of professional athletes
Representation and intermediation in sports
Player transfers
Athletes' associations

MODULE 6.- Taxation in sports
Taxation of sports entities
Taxation of professional athletes
Tax regimes of Olympic Games and major sports events

MODULE 7.- Conflict Resolution and Prevention in Sports
Arbitration procedures for conflict resolution in sports
CAS: Court of Arbitration for Sport, organization and procedures
FIFA Players' Status Committee and Dispute Resolution Chamber

MODULE 8.- Internships at the Offices of Leading Sports Law Firms

MODULE 9.- Master's Thesis

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Where and When


Campus Alcobendas of Universidad Europea

Av. de Fernando Alonso, 28108 Alcobendas, Madrid, Nuñez de Balboa, 120, Madrid, Spain


Santiago Bernabéu Stadium

Av. de Concha Espina, 1, Madrid, Spain


Real Madrid Training Complex

Camino Sintra, s/n, Valdedebas, Nuñez de Balboa, 120, 28006 - Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Course Provider

Contact Information

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  • +34917407272
  • Avda. Fernando Alonso, 8 28108 Alcobendas (Madrid), Exit 17 of A1