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Continuing Education Master's Degree in European Sports Law

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Telephone: 91 488 70 40
Academic direction: Ana Maria Bravo Fernandez

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Basic Information


“Sport is part of the heritage of every man and every woman, and nothing can make up for its absence”Pierre de Coubertin.

With this phrase the European Union heads its White Paper on sport, as a social and economic phenomenon on the rise. The Commission recognizes the important role of sport in European society, especially when it comes to being closer to the people and solving the problems that directly affect them.

Sport is facing new threats and new problems arising in European society, such as commercial pressure, exploitation of young players, doping, racism, violence, corruption and money laundering.

We are currently facing an adaptation to the European Higher Education Area where the postgraduate course is presented as essential for all students interested in specializing their academic knowledge and integrating with a professional level in sports law.

The importance of sport was included in the set of guiding principles of social and economic policy that includes the third chapter of title I of the Spanish Constitution, which in its article 43.3 states: "The public powers will promote physical education and sports. They also encourage the proper use of leisure”. The fundamental objective of the Sports Law is to regulate the legal framework in which sports practice must take place within the scope of the State.

The acquisition by public institutions of an unusual role as guarantor of sport, opens a market until now reserved for the private sector, the tendency to contract sports services by public institutions requires some knowledge of regulation of the legal regime applicable to the effects.

Sport is presented as a new economic, social and legal power; proof of this is the increase in sports marketing, international transfers of athletes, the role of sponsorship, brand management, agents and representatives, being abundantly clear the extension of an emerging market that as such demands professionals with specialized knowledge in a sports legal framework.

The Rey Juan Carlos University, since its foundation, has been committed to promoting sports among its students, currently having a chair in this area, a large number of sports facilities, teams and events, as well as participation as a hallmark of guarantee in different conferences, seminars and postgraduate courses related to sport, show the need to promote the creation of the present "Master in Sports Law”, to meet the demand for training students and professionals with the capacity to advise athletes, sports associations, federations, Leagues, and regional and national public entities.

Similarly, the Center for Documentation and European Studies Emile Noel Given its orientation to the analysis and study of community regulations, it is the perfect framework for the creation and development of this master's degree.

The Methodology and structure of this course is configured as follows:

  • Blended content with theoretical classes that will be taught on Fridays from 17 to 20,30:XNUMX p.m.
  • Online content for carrying out practical cases, forums and delivery of material.
  • Possibility of training practices in public and private entities or institutions related to the contents of the course.
  • Specialization seminars, symposiums and possible educational visits (Superior Sports Council, Spanish Olympic Committee, Spanish Football Federation, City of the Racquet...).


The objective, therefore, is to train professionals who can cover a profile of experts in all areas of sports legislation, within public or private sports institutions, companies involved in the sector, as well as any type of office or cabinet that is dedicated to advising entities and athletes.


Module 1.- Sports Policy of the European Union (18 hours)

  • General Provisions (4 hours)
  • White Paper on Sport (6 hours)
  • Internal Sports Market (4 hours)
  • Court of Justice of the European Union (4 hours)

Module 2.- Sports organization (38 hours)

  • Sports Law (4 hours)
  • Higher Sports Council (4 hours)
  • Sports clubs (4 hours)
  • Spanish sports federations (4 hours)
  • Peculiarities of the different sports federations (3 hours)
  • International sports federations (3 hours)
  • Professional leagues (4 hours)
  • Olympic Sport (4 hours)
  • Subsidies in sport (4 hours)
  • Sports Foundations Regime (4 hours)

Module 3.- Economic-Financial Management in sport (72 hours)

  • Financial Economic Planning (20 hours)
  • Financial Assets. Concepts and Taxation (20 hours)
  • Wealth Management: Family Business (18 hours)
  • Prevention of Money Laundering (14 hours)

Module 4.- Sports taxation (52 hours)

  • Remuneration of the professional athlete (28 hours)
  • Incidence of Value Added Tax in sport (8 hours)
  • Incidence of Corporate Tax in sport (8 hours)
  • Mutual insurance companies for professional athletes (4 hours)
  • Tax incentives for patronage in sport (4 hours)

Module 5.- Substantive aspects of the sports relationship (112 hours)

  • Labor relationship of athletes (14 hours)
  • Commercial and Civil Regulation in sport (24 hours)
  • Sports marketing (14 hours)
  • Criminal Law in Sport (28 hours)
  • Assumptions of Jurisdictional Rights in sports relations
    (32 hours)

Module 6.- Legal regime of sports facilities (36 hours)

  • Technical and legislative regulation of sports facilities
    (10 hours)
  • Sustainability criteria in sports facilities (8 hours)
  • Development of a master plan in the urban area of ​​a sports facility (10 hours)
  • Environmental protection (8 hours)

Module 7.- Sports journalism (36 hours)

  • Broadcasts and sports broadcasts (20 hours)
  • Rights of broadcasters (16 hours)

Module 8.- Protection of Health and Equality (36 hours)

  • Health Protection (8 hours)
  • Food and Nutrition in Sport (4 hours)
  • Sports Medicine (8 hours)
  • Sports Psychology (8 hours)
  • Equality and participation of Women in Sport (4 hours)
  • Adapted sport (4 hours)


The course seeks to complete the training of students with degrees in Law, Business Administration and Management, Economics, Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations, Marketing, as well as sports professionals who want to complete their training and seek a specialization.

Number of places offered: 20

Number of reserved places: 20%.When the number of applications that meet the access requirements exceeds the number of places available, a place is reserved for vulnerable groups (disability, victims of terrorism and gender violence, article 50 of the regulation) with the same selection criteria. In the event that said quota is not covered, it will pass to the general quota.

The start of the course is conditioned to the minimum number of students enrolled

Academic Management and Faculty

Director: Mr. Francisco Javier Arroyo Romero – Full Professor (i) URJC

Vice principal:  D. Vicente de Pablo Ubierna. Expert in sports and leisure marketing. Professor

Secretary:  Mrs. Ana María Bravo Fernández – ICAM Lawyer

Academic Council:

  • D. Juan de Dios Crespo Perez.
  • Mr. Pablo Álvarez de Linera Granda.
  • Mr. Fco. Javier Carrillo Bernal.
  • D. Alfonso Jimeno Married.
  • Mr. Alfredo Rueda Guijarro.
  • Mr. Miguel Mangada Ferber.
  • Mr. Vicente de Pablo Ubierna
  • Mr. Francisco Camazón Linacero.


  • Mr. Francisco Javier Arroyo Romero. URJC Professor.
  • Mr. Francisco Bonilla Salvador: Capital Markets.
  • D. Alfonso José Jimeno Casado: Archimedean Architect.
  • D. César Archilla: Spanish Rugby Federation.
  • Mr. Rogelio Pérez-Bustamente González: URJC Professor.
  • Mr. Francisco Javier Sádaba Garay: UAM Professor.
  • D. Julio Zarco Rodríguez: Physician.
  • Ms. Dulce Ramírez Puerta: CAM Research and Training DG Technician.
  • D. Carlos Suárez Sureda: Real Valladolid President.
  • Mr. Juan Ferrando Fenoll: Coach. Medical.
  • Mr. Juan de Dios Crespo: Lawyer Ruiz-Huerta & Crespo.
  • Mr. José Manuel Espejo: Sports agent.
  • Mr. Miguel Mangada Ferbert.
  • Mr. Alberto Sáenz de Santamaría: Notary.
  • Mr. Manuel Martínez de Leon: Lawyer. Master in European Sports Law.
  • Mr. Jesús Alberto Messía de la Cerda Ballesteros: URJC Professor.
  • Mr. Enric Ripoll González: Lawyer Ruiz-Huerta & Crespo.
  • Ms. Ana Cortés Bendicho: Lawyer Ruiz-Huerta & Crespo.
  • Mr. Agustín Amorós Martínez: Lawyer Ruiz-Huerta & Crespo.
  • Mr. Javier Carrillo Bernal: Audiovisual Sports Legal Director.
  • Mr. Luis Cazorla González-Serrano: URJC Professor.
  • Mr. Enrique Ucelay Da-Cal: Professor at Pompeu Fabra University.
  • Mr. Pablo Chico de la Cámara: URJC Professor.
  • D. Pedro Cisneros del Castillo: Lawyer. Master in Dº. European Sports.
  • D. Vicente de Pablo Ubierna. Sports and leisure marketing. Professor.
  • Mr. Luca Ferrari: Lawyer Withers World Wide.
  • D. Enrique Alonso Fraile: Psychologist.
  • D. Álvaro Alzina Lozano: Professor of Criminal Law URJC.
  • Mr. Carlos Marín Lladó: Full Professor URJC Informative Journalism.
  • Mr. Javier Porras: Founder Sponsorship.
  • Mr. Ignacio Urrutia: IE Professor. Sports organization management.
  • Ms. Carmen Mencía Bastanchury: Managing director Kroll.
  • Laura Hernández Guerra: AEAF General Secretary.
  • Mr. Hugo Pazos de Provens: KNOT Operations Manager.
  • Mr. Pablo García Cuervo: RFEF journalist.
  • Mr. David Martín Casero: IESE Master.
  • Mr. Juan Crespo Ruiz-Huerta: Lawyer.
  • Mr. Oscar Sánchez: Economist.
  • Ms. Elena Pineros: Professor Ms. Procedural URJC.
  • Ms. Palma Álvarez: Professor Dº Penal URJC.
  • Dolores Saenz de Ibarra: Former swimmer. A lawyer.

Quality guarantee


Results report

Once the follow-up of the Master of Lifelong Training has been carried out, the most relevant quantitative information on the results obtained in the follow-up of said Degree is shown.

General information collection plan

Within the quality assurance system of the Rey Juan Carlos University, the following surveys are planned:

- Student profile

- Teacher evaluation

- Degree of satisfaction:

  • Of the students
  • of the graduates
  • From the Faculty
  • Administration and Services Staff

- Labor insertion

- External internships:

  • Satisfaction of interns
  • External tutor satisfaction
  • Employer satisfaction

Survey results:

Improvement actions

The Quality Assurance System of the Rey Juan Carlos University establishes that the degree's Quality Assurance Commission will annually analyze the information derived from the degree's indicators and prepare a report that will include improvement plans if the results so indicate.

Duration and development

Modality:  blended

Number of credits: 60 ECTS

Contact hours: 130

Place of delivery: Departmental building Campus Vicálvaro URJC

Schedules: Friday from 17 to 21 hours

Start date:  20th October 2023

End date: May 31th 2024 

Number of places offered:  20

Minimum number of students: 8

Number of reservation places: 20%

Selection criteria: 

In the event that the number of applications exceeds the number of places offered, a selection will be made based on the following criteria in each quota (ordinary and disability or victims of terrorism or gender violence):

1. Academic record assessing previous legal training, 50%

2. Connection with sport proving to be federated in some sport modality 50%

Minimum attendance required:   80%

Reservation of place and enrollment


Pre-registration start date: June 1, 2023 to October 10, 2023

Enrollment date: October 1 to October 10, 2023

Title price: 2.990 €

Possibility of scholarship (if applicable): No

Pre-registration:  500 €.

This amount is included in the total cost of the course and will be refunded if your academic application is not accepted. If, once the student's application is accepted, he/she does not formalize the registration, the amount deposited for pre-registration will not be refunded.

Number of places offered: 20

Number of reserved places: 20%.When the number of applications that meet the access requirements exceeds the number of places available, a place is reserved for vulnerable groups (disability, victims of terrorism and gender violence, article 50 of the regulation) with the same selection criteria. In the event that said quota is not covered, it will pass to the general quota.

The start of the course is conditioned to the minimum number of students enrolled

Documentation to attach, forms and place of delivery

The documentation that the applicants will have to submit is the following:

  • A copy of the pre-registration made online.

In addition, a photocopy must be submitted for comparison or a certified photocopy of:

  • National Identity Document or Passport.
  • 1 passport size photographs
  • Title accrediting your studies
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Any other document that the Director of the Own Title specifically requires for its acceptance.

Applications for admission to an Own Degree, must submit the required documentation, in the General Registry of the Rey Juan Carlos University located on the Móstoles Campus, or in any of the Auxiliary Registries of the University, located on the Alcorcón Campus. , Fuenlabrada and Vicalvaro. You can deliver the documentation in person (presenting the original and photocopy), send it by certified mail (sending certified photocopies), or submit it by any other of the procedures established in article 38 of the Law on the Legal Regime of Public Administrations and Common Administrative Procedure. .

The address of the General Registry of the Rey Juan Carlos University is as follows:

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

General Registry

Mostoles Campus

C/Tulipán s/n

28933 Mostoles