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LLM International Sports Law

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LLM International Sports Law

Programme Duration: Two (2) years, Part Time ……………………………………………………………………………..
Tuition Fees: Ghanaian Students £4,000
International Students £5,000
Programme Start Date: September 2014
Mode of Delivery: Online (Distance) Learning


With major sponsorship deals, global names and serious money involved, sport can be a breeding ground for contract disputes, disagreements and criminal activity. As a result, our LLM International Sports Law masters has been specifically designed to equip Law students and practitioners, as well as suitably qualified sports professionals, athletes and administrators, with the qualifications, expertise and knowledge necessary to operate within – and better understand – the complexities of the international sports arena.

With a truly international content, the award blends practical sports issues with academic theory across a wide range of sports, countries and environments.

Most specifically, with a choice of subject areas, including:

  • Legal Research Methodology
  • The Legal Regulation of Sport
  • Sport, The Individual and the Law(civil and criminal injuries)
  • The Regulation of Doping in Sport
  • International Sports Law
  • The Commercial Regulation of Sport
  • Event Management
  • Enforcing Anti-Doping Provisions in Sport
  • Final Dissertation


The LLM can be tailored to your own interests or area of practice. You will also have the opportunity to choose a current sports topic to research for a dissertation project.

Course content

For a general LLM award, you may offer the required credits from any combination of modules available within the programme. The 15-credit single module Legal Research Methodology is compulsory if you do not have postgraduate research training. It is also a good introductory module if you are returning to study after a gap.

In addition, if you have graduated in a subject other than Law, or are a Law graduate from a non common-Law jurisdiction, you will normally be required to take part, or all, of the single module. For the award of LLM, where a dissertation is required, that dissertation may be on any legal topic.

Please note: not all modules may be offered in any single semester, or indeed in any single academic year, but every effort will be made to accommodate your wishes.

LLM awards with Specific Subject Designators

To receive a specific named award, such as the LLM International Sports Law masters, you must study at least 30 credits worth of taught modules in the designated subject area and your dissertation must also be in that area. Where there is the possibility of a number of named routes being available, you will be able to select the designation of your award when you submit your dissertation.

How to Apply

You can download the application form here. Return Completed Form Either by Mail to: Office of International Programmes Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) PMB 100, Accra-North Or Email Scanned Copies to: Alternatively Completed forms can be submitted to any of our regional campuses below

  • Information Centre, GTUC main campus, Tesano, Accra
  • GTUC Kumasi Campus, near Ahodwo roundabout
  • GTUC Koforidua Campus, 2nd Floor, Vodafone Regional Office Building, Charley Junction

For further enquiries call: 0501-341903


For more information on LLM International Sports Law (Distance Learning) please contact: Millicent Owusu Boakye Office of International Programmes. mobile: +233 (0)202625779 email:

Where Next?

The LLM International Sports Law masters is particularly suited to legal practitioners looking for an alternative to the LLM Legal Practice, athletes wishing to expand their academic knowledge, sports agents and coaches.