Master’s Degree in Sports Law

Excellent opportunity to specialize in a growing sector on an international level

Visits to public and private institutions, both nationally and internationally, such as FIFA and UEFA.

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  • Detailed study plan
  • Why this degree is perfect for you


Oct 18, 2019


9 meses
  • We collaborate with the main Sports Law Firms both in the faculty and through internships.
  • You will have the opportunity to complete an internship in the legal department of Real Madrid FC.


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Key Points

All the information you need to know

  • Start date

    Oct 18, 2019

  • Duration

    9 meses

  • Language


  • ECTS


  • Modality

    Presencial (J-S)

  • Campus

    Madrid Alcobendas

  • University

    Universidad Europea de Madrid

  • Knowledge Area


  • Study Type


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+ 10 visits per year

to sporting institutions both nationally and internationally


Law Firms

+15 Law Firms and specialized sports institutions collaborating with the Master’s program


Professionals from Real Madrid FC

who participate as professors in the Master’s Degree

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The Master’s Degree is targeted at Law Graduates whose objective is to develop their knowledge in the Sports Law field.

It is a unique opportunity for Young Law Graduates looking for a solid postgraduate specialization in a degree with high employability opportunities and for lawyers wishing to expand their professional fields.  

Student admission criteria is as follows:

  • Academic record in the access undergraduate degree (60 %)
  • Adequacy of the candidate profile to the objectives and contents of the program (10%)
  • Professional experience in the area of the Master’s Degree (10%)
  • Knowledge of languages proven by official entities (10%)
  • Specific Training (other than access undergraduate degree) (5%)
  • Other merits (5%)

Access Requirements 

In order to access the Mster’s Degree, the student must satisfy the legal requirements in accordance with R.D. 861/2010:

  • In order to access the Master’s degree it will be necessary to have an official Spanish university degree or other issued by a higher education institution in the European Higher Education Area which allows the candidate in the country where the degree was issued, to access postgraduate Master’s Degrees.  
  • Those candidates who have obtained their degrees in educational systems outside the EHEA will also be able to access the course without the need to get their degree officially recognized, once the University has ensured that their degree is equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university degree and allows the candidate, in the country where the degree was issued, to access postgraduate studies. Access via this route will not imply the official recognition of the prior undergraduate degree, nor its recognition for any other purpose other than to access the Master’s Degree.

In the case of the Master’s Degree in Sports Law, this will be aimed solely at Law Graduates. Student admission criteria is as follows:

  • Academic record in the access undergraduate degree (60 %)
  • Adequacy of the candidate profile to the objectives and contents of the program (10%)
  • Professional experience in the area of the Master’s Degree (10%)
  • Knowledge of languages proven by official entities (10%)
  • Specific Training (other than access undergraduate degree) (5%)
  • Other merits (5%)

Joining the Real Madrid Graduate School – Universidad Europea will be dependant on the number of places offered and available in the degree and the fulfilment of legal requirements to access the University, in accordance with current laws in force.

New places available


Admissions Process

The admissions process for Real Madrid Graduate School – Universidad Europea 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 (Alcobendas or Villaviciosa de Odón, in Madrid), or contact us by phone: (+34)91 112 88 50 or e-mail: to receive advice from the Graduate Admissions staff.

Once candidates have received advice and have provided the necessary documentation, the Graduate Admissions staff will set a date for taking 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.

Real Madrid Graduate School - Universidad Europea reserves the right to cancel or delay the start of a graduate program if the required minimum number of enrolled students is not met. The University also reserves the right to make any necessary changes in timetables, faculty assignments, location and campus for the programs. For more information, please check the Graduate School Regulations.


With a professional focus, the Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium and the Real Madrid Sports City (Ciudad Deportiva del Real Madrid) transform into a campus to  welcome our students to many sessions at the School such as the Opening Ceremony, the Graduation Ceremony, the Winter Break School Week with industry executives, as well as specific sessions for each Master’s Degree.

Collaborating Companies

  • Real Madrid Football Club
  • Atlético de Madrid Football Club
  • Rayo Vallecano Football Club
  • Professional Football League, La Liga
  • Law Firm Baker & Mackenzie
  • Law Firm Senn Ferrero
  • Law Firm Sportia Law
  • Law Firm Garrigues
  • Law Firm Juan de Dios Crespo
  • Spanish Football Agents Association (Asociación Española de Agentes de Futbolistas)
  • International Triathlon Federation
  • Spanish Motorcycling Federation
  • Spanish Handball Federation
  • Spanish Golf Federation
  • Spanish Hockey Federation
  • Spanish Health Protection in Sports Agency
  • Higher Spanish Sports Council (Consejo Superior de Deportes)
  • Agencies representing Club de Campo Villa de Madrid.

Study plan

Código Asignatura / Subject Code Materia / Coursework ECTS Tipo / Type Idioma / Language
0DFE001101 Intervención administrativa en el Deporte 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Administrative Intervention in Sport
0DFE001102 Instituciones públicas deportivas 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Public Sports Institutions
0DFE001103 Instituciones privadas deportivas 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Private Sports Institutions
0DFE001104 Regulación mercantil del negocio deportivo 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Mercantile Regulation for Sports Businesses
0DFE001105 Relaciones laborales en el deporte 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Labor Relations in Sport
0DFE001106 Fiscalidad en el deporte 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Taxation in Sport
0DFE001107 Resolución y prevención de conflictos en el deporte 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Resolution and Prevention of Conflicts in Sport
0DFE001108 Prácticas profesionales 12 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
0DFE001109 Trabajo fin de Máster 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Master's Thesis



Carolina López Chaves
Professor of Sports Law, Universidad Europea de Madrid. Member of the Region of Madrid’s Sports Council.

Javier López Farré
Director of Legal Services, Real Madrid F.C.


Álvaro García Alamán
Department of Corporate Projects and Regulation, Real Madrid F.C.

Elena Naranjo
Lawyer directing the Legal Services at Real Madrid F.C.

Julio González Ronco
Managing Director, Real Madrid F.C. Foundation

María Gil-Fournier
Head of Recruitment Human Resources, Real Madrid F.C.

José María García Tomás
Head of Human Resources, Real Madrid F.C.

Laura León Morín
Lawyer, Real Madrid F.C.

Dr. Miguel García Caba
Legal Counsel, Spanish Football Federation (RFEF)

Javier Tebas
President of the Professional Football League, La Liga

Carlos del Campo Colás
Assistant Director to the President, Professional Football League, La Liga

Javier Ferrero
Partner at Senn Ferrero Sport & Entertainment

Kepa Larumbe
Head of Legal at the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF)

Álvaro Gil
Legal Counsel at Atlético de Madrid F.C.

Dr. Emilio García Silvero
Director of disciplinary services and UEFA integrity. Referee of TAS, Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Dr. Rodrigo Arias
Director of Integrity, FIFA

Juan de Dios Crespo
Partner at Ruiz-Huerta & Crespo. Expert in International Sports Law.

José Luis Llorente Gento
Honorary President of the Professional Basketball Association

Dr. Alberto Palomar
Judge of the Administrative-Contentious Court and Professor, Universidad Carlos III

Carolina Pina
Partner at Garrigues Sports & Entertainment

Félix Plaza
Partner at Garrigues Sports & Entertainment

Alberto Ruiz
Partner at Sportia Law

Dr. Eduardo Gamero
Professor, Universidad Pablo de Olavide de Sevilla. Lawyer at Montero Aramburu

Dr. Manuel Quintanar
General Secretary of the Government Council of the Region of Madrid. Former Director of Integrity of the Professional Football League, La Liga.

Antonio Fernández Arimany
Managing Director of the International Triathlon Federation

Dr. D. Gabriel Real Ferrer
Former President of the Spanish Sports Law Association

Milagros Morcillo
Secretary General and Legal Counsel at the Spanish Handball Federation

Dr. María Teresa Samaranch
Former President of the Spanish Federation for Winter Sports

José Luis Terreros
Director of the Spanish Health Protection in Sports Agency

Maite Nadal
Partner at Laffer Abogados

Carlota Castrejana Fernández
Olympic Athlete, Former Head of Sport of the Region of Madrid and Former Counsel to the Higher Sporting Council

Dr. Antonio Millán
Professor. President of the Spanish Sports Law Association.

Dr. Antonio Vos
Financial Director, Club de Campo Villa de Madrid. Professor, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

Laura Hernández
Lawyer and General Secretary of the Spanish Football Agents Association

Dr. D. Eduardo Blanco Pereira
President of the Spanish Federation of Sports Management (FAGDE)

D. Marco Vedovatti
Associate Lawyer, Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira

% doctors

The degree is taught by 47 professors, and 42% of the credits of the degree are taught by professionals in the sector.

The percentage of doctors is 50%.

Price and advantages Master’s Degree in Sports Law


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  • The Master’s Degree in Sports Law gives you the specific and particular knowledge of Sports Law, granting you a specific vision of the current sporting situation and its legal situation.
  • The program has been designed so that you receive training in “Learning By Doing” in all aspects relating to Sports Law. To this end, we combine teamwork, role-play sessions, debates, discussion forums and simulated mock judicial processes before national and international institutions.  
  • Additionally, the program allows you to understand the inner-workings of several entities and firms thanks to the visits that take place, as well as spending an optional international exchange in Switzerland to get to know this legal sports epicenter, visiting and learning about the workings of institutions such as FIFA and UEFA.
  • Involvement of the main Sports Law Firms, both within the faculty and offering professional internships. It is worth mentioning: Senn Ferrero, Sportia Law, Baker & Mackenzie, Tebas & Coiduras Sport Law, Garrigues Sports.
  • It is a unique opportunity for young Law Graduates looking for a solid specialization in a postgraduate program with high employability opportunities.

Career opportunities

Global training in the field of Sports Law offers a wide range of career opportunities.

You will be able to practice in Law Firms, public or private institutions, national or international institutions and in several different areas within the sports sector.  

It offers an undoubtedly excellent opportunity to acquire a solid postgraduate specialization with high employability opportunities in a growing sector on an international scale.

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Admission process

1. Documentation

To begin your admission process, the first thing to do is book your appointment online or by calling +34 91 112 88 50.

  • Selectividad card showing eligibility status
  • Two photocopies of your ID
  • Academic record file transfer 
  • Proof of payment of the Admission fee before or on the date of appointment

2.  What does the admissions test consist of?

  • Skills and abilities test
  • General knowledge test
  • Language assessment test
  • Personal interview

When will you know you’ve been accepted?

You’ll find out the result of the admissions test via an admissions letter that you’ll receive by email. If you have any doubts or queries, you can contact our Admissions Department for New Students at

3. Reserve your place

Along with the admissions letter, you will receive an envelope with information about official registration. It is recommended that in order to reserve your place, you should respond within 7 days of receiving the letter.

4. Registration

All students joining the Universidad Europea for the first time, wanting to study a degree, must open a file with the university, prior to registration. The Department of Admission for New Students will provide the candidate with all the documentation and forms to complete their registration.

Convalidations and transfers

You don’t have to carry on doing something you don’t want to. For this reason, we have designed specific convalidation and university transfer plan. If you want to know your personalized plan, as quickly and easily as possible, send us an email to along with the following documentation:

  • Personal academic certificate of the original degree.
  • Study plan sealed by the Secretariat of the center of origin.
  • The academic program of the subjects studied and/or enrolled in the original degree.
  • Officially translated degree certificate (only in the case of foreign graduates)

In case of requesting recognition for professional experience, you will be required to provide;

  • Work life certificate
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Company certificate, only in those cases where it is necessary to prove the functions performed in the company, or in cases of students with international professional experience who cannot provide a work-life certificate.

For any questions, you can contact our advisers by calling +34 91 112 88 50.

Scholarships and grants program

We’re here to help. If you want to study at Universidad Europea, you have a number of internal and official scholarship options to apply for. In addition, we provide comprehensive Financing and Discount options

Professional practices

Internships in companies are a key element in your education. Acquiring experience and putting into practice what you have learned on your degree is the best way to enter the labor market. There are two types of internship, curricular (which are included as part of your program) and extracurricular (which you can do on a voluntary basis).

In order to carry out an internship in a company, you’ll need to have passed 50% of your credits and register before you start the internship. Both the company and a professor on your course will monitor your progress on the internship as well as providing an evaluation at the half way mark and upon completion. 

If you want to gain extra work experience before finalizing your university studies, you are welcome to carry out extracurricular internships. You can carry them out in whichever year of your studies you choose but we remind you that internships are formative and should complement your studies. The more theoretical knowledge you have acquired throughout your degree, the more you will benefit from the internships.