Master’s Degree in Sports Law - Universidad Europea de Madrid - Real Madrid
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Master’s Degree in Sports Law

Campus Based
October - June

Confirm your place before the 31st of March and benefit from a 50% discount in the registration fee. More info

About the program

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.

Jacques Blondin
Legal Counsel - FIFA
This Master has allowed me to enrich my knowledge in sports law through a comprehensive program taught by professors and top professionals in this sector. The internships offered have given me the opportunity to grow in a professional and personal way. I'm convinced that this master´s degree has been an indispensable for me to enter the world of sports law


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.

Who is for?

The Master's Degree in Sports Law Real Madrid is intended for Law graduates who want to specialize in the field of sports law.

Top 3 Reasons why
of Real Madrid Legal advice professionals are part of the faculty
More than 50
professionals and 15 institutions

Networking with sports professionals – high employability

Our collaborators
Our internship program will let you learn from the best inside sports organizations and leading companies in sports-related disciplines
Learn everything you need to know to participate in the program, from documentation, interview process and registration.
Key aspects
  • Campus Alcobendas of Universidad Europea de Madrid, Santiago Bernabéu Stadium and ‘Real Madrid City’ (Valdebebas).
Part - time program, from Thursday to Saturday. / Thursday and Friday afternoon/evening, from 4.00 to 9.00 p.m., Saturday morning/afternoon, from 9.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m., giving students the option of combining the course with their working hours.
60 ECTS, from October to June.

Key aspects

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


It is an ideal opportunity for young Law graduates looking for solid specialization in a Graduate Degree with excellent employment prospects.


Campus - based, compatible with working hours


At the end of the course, students will receive Official Master’s Degree of Máster Universitario en Derecho Deportivo


  • Santiago Bernabéu Stadium is the ideal setting for our theory sessions, with contributions from an exceptional faculty consisting of expert university professors, outstanding figures from the world of sports law, and representatives of leading Spanish and international sports institutions.
  • 'White Week' (Semana Blanca): All the classes during this week will take place at the facilities of Real Madrid (Santiago Bernabéu Stadium and 'Real Madrid City') and will be given by some of the club's top executives.
  • The Master's degree can easily be combined with working hours, as its theory modules are taught over one weekend each month, from Friday to Sunday.
  • Real Madrid Soccer Club guarantees internships in the club's own legal department for the two best-performing students in the program.
  • Senn Ferrero Sports & Entertainment, Tebas & Coiduras Sport Law and Sportia Law offer students the opportunity to take internships in their offices under the supervision and guidance of the best lawyers in the sector.

Optional tryp to visit international football institutions *Cost not included

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 

Developed with the help of a panel of expert professors specializing in the various branches of law that affect sports, including advisors to clubs, federations, leagues and other sports entities.

Carolina López Chaves
Profesora de Derecho Deportivo de la Universidad Europea
Javier Lopez
Javier López Farré
Director de los servicios jurídicos del Real Madrid
Real Madrid Graduate School - Universidad Europea reserves the right to make any necessary changes in faculty assignments for the programs. For more information, please check the Graduate School Regulations.
Sportia Law
Senn Ferrero
Club de Campo, Villa de Madrid
Baker & McKenzie

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.

For personalized advice, you can go to either of our university campuses (La Moraleja or Villaviciosa de Odón), or contact us by phone: 902 23 23 50 or e-mail: postgrado@uem.es to receive advice from the Graduate Admissions staff. For calls from outside Spain, please use this number: (+34) 917 407 272.

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

Admissions Committee

C/ Tajo s/n 28670, Villaviciosa de Odón, Madrid
+34 91 211 53 65

Dña. Cristina Ostaríz