SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M3M222768
Module Leader Claire McFadzean
School Glasgow School for Business and Society
Subject Law
  • A (September start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge


Summary of Content

This module provides a comprehensive and in-depth study of the legal regulation surrounding sport. The delivery of the module will embed PRME principles including: developing graduates who care about social responsibility; and developing learning and teaching which enables students to become responsible managers and leaders.


Employment Contract Delict (Safety) Sports Accidents & Litigation Defamation Privacy Rights Ethics EU Issues International Issues

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:* Use appropriate legal terminology applying to sports law;* Identify, analyse and synthesis the legal issues which arise in practical seminar problems;* Appraise and synthesis legal concepts in order to develop and communicate a persuasive argument;* Communicate confidently on a range of legal issues relating to the regulation of sports law;* Evaluate the challenges faced by managers and business organisations in meeting social responsibilities and explore effective approaches to meeting those challenges;* Identify and retrieve up to date legal information using paper and electronic repositories, using both primary and secondary legal sources relevant to the topic of study and/or assessment. Present knowledge using these sources as a means of supporting arguments, conclusions and/or recommendations and cite these sources using appropriate referencing; and*Clearly identify and formulate the areas of sports law to be independently researched using both paper and electronic repositories, this will be on areas of law not previously studied and will be undertaken without specific reference to a reading list.Identify and retrieve up to date legal information using paper and electronic repositories; use primary and secondary legal sources which are relevant to the topic under study and current at the point of assessment; present knowledge and information using sources to support arguments and conclusions; provide recognised methods of citation and reference.Identify accurately and formulate clearly the legal issues to be researched; undertake independent research (both paper-based and electronic) in areas of law which have not been previously studied, using paper and electronic repositories to research new topics without reference to a reading list.PRME Learning Outcome: demonstrate an ability to explore ethical and socially responsible responses to issues arising within the context of sports law.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The module will be delivered over one trimester. Students will attend two hours of lectures per week and a two hour seminar per week. Students will be required to identify and retrieve relevant and up -to-date legal information using paper and electronic sources. The structured programme of learning undertaken will encourage active, student-centred learning by requiring students to access and analyse a variety of primary and secondary source material in order to address particular questions and case studies. Internationalisation: The delivery of this module will set Scots, UK and EU law as appropriate in an international context. Feedback will be provided to students as follows: -260 1. Students will be provided with feedback within three weeks of submission of all assessments, providing information on strengths, weaknesses and suggestions for improvement. Students may also discuss any points with their lecturer or tutor. -260 2. The virtual learning environment site will be used to feedback overall performance by students on assessments. 3. Discussions boards will be used to encourage teacher and peer-to-peer dialogue on certain topic areas where this form of communication would be regarded as effective. GSBS will continue to use the advancement of GCU Learn as a blended learning tool through its teaching and learning as well as through engagement with students. GSBS will ensure that all modules are GCU Learn enabled and with the support of the Learning Technologists at the cutting edge of development of online materials. Academic staff and the Learning Technologists will continue to work together to develop and operate all modules on GCULearn to ensure student support and information sharing. Students are provided with formative and summative feedback via a variety of mechanisms. Feedback on coursework is provided within 3 working weeks of submission. -260

Indicative Reading

-567 Books and articles: Sports Law - Simon Gardiner, 4th ed Sports Law - Mark James, 4th ed Modern Sports Law - Jack Anderson Sport and the Law: Scots Perspective - Stewart, W J Sports Law - David Thorpe, Antonio Buti, Chris Davies, Saul Friedman, and Paul Jonson 2009 Entertainment & Sports Law Journal - 2005

Transferrable Skills

By the end of this module students will have gained competence in the following key areas: General Transferable Intellectual Skills and Key Personal Skills Analysis, Synthesis, Critical Judgement and Evaluation The ability to identify issues, assimilate, evaluate and analyse information to construct written or oral solutions to a problem by bringing together and integrating relevant information, and selecting key material, from a variety of different sources. The ability to present arguments for and against propositions, acknowledging ranking of sources and relative impact in context. Such skills are developed within this module through the following activities :preparation and participation in seminars and writing the module essay. Personal Management, Independence and Ability to Learn The ability to organise and prioritise effectively the expenditure of time and effort in the performance of all aspects of student work. The ability to learn effectively and be aware of their own learning strategies; to manage their own learning development and to reflect upon their learning, seeking and making use of feedback. Such skills are developed within this module through the following activities: meeting deadlines in terms of material to be covered in advance of the lectures and seminars. Communication and Literacy The ability to communicate information, ideas, advice and choices in an effective and succinct manner and in plain English without losing focus on key issues. The ability to listen and question effectively, to give and receive feedback and to make presentations addressing an allocated topic within the prescribed time frame. The ability to communicate both orally and in writing (and, where appropriate, by the use of electronic means) using the English language accurately by creating work which is comprehensible to the intended audience. The ability to create documents which are analytical, descriptive and inquisitive using appropriate terminology and recognised methods of citation and reference. Such skills are developed within this module through the following activities: participation in seminars and writing module essay. Numeracy, Information, Technology and Teamwork Where relevant and as the basis for an argument, the ability to present and evaluate information provided in numerical or statistical form. The ability to produce and present in an appropriate form a word-processed essay or other appropriate format. The ability to conduct efficient searches of websites to locate relevant information; and exchange documents by E-mail. The ability to work productively and cooperatively in different kinds of groups; to establish working relations with others ,defining, sharing and delegating responsibilities within the group. Such skills are developed within this module through the following activities: working in small groups within a seminar and presenting findings to the wider group, using GCU Learn and writing module essay.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (FT) 24.00
Independent Learning (FT) 100.00
Assessment (FT) 54.00
Seminars (FT) 22.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 2 n/a 30.00 35% Group Presentation
Coursework 1 n/a 50.00 35% Essay (2000 words) week 10
Coursework 3 n/a 20.00 35% Individual Seminar Summaries (on-line) Week 12