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Master in Sports Law

Course Description

In cooperation with the University of Neuchâtel, a Master in Sports Law has been created in 2005 with the aim of allowing students to complete and further traditional teaching in legal matters related to sport and to train specialist jurists to deal with the specificities of sport problems.

Funding for the teaching of these courses is provided by FIFA.

Lectures are given by specialists of international standing such as Denis Oswald, who is also the CIES Director. The course includes complementary courses in economic law, civil law and health law.

This course is offered solely in French.

Students are to be registered with the University of Neuchâtel to attend classes and apply for the Master exams. Registration is open exclusively at the registration office of the University of Neuchâtel. No registration at CIES.

Academic year 2013 - 2014:

• Besson, Sébastien. Associations et organisations sportives. Automne 2013

• Besson, Sébastien. Les contrats dans le domaine du sport. Printemps 2014

• Besson, Sébastien. Pouvoir disciplinaire des organisations sportives et aspects choisis du contentieux sportif. Printemps 2014

• Besson, Sébastien. Structures et organisation du sport suisse et international. Automne 2013

• Diaconu, Madalina. Droit économique et sport. Automne 2013

• Rigozzi, Antonio. Droit du dopage. Printemps 2014

• Rigozzi, Antonio. International arbitration. Printemps 2014

• Rigozzi, Antonio. Statut personnel du sportif. Automne 2013


The second cycle of basic higher education, the Master degree (university 'maîtrise'), corresponds to 90 or 120 ECTS credits (obtained, in theory, over 3 or 4 semesters), and intensifies the scientific understanding of the discipline. Students at this level may also profit from the opportunity to engage in contemporary research.

The Master degree is a prerequisite for doctoral study. On obtaining a Master degree, students may undertake research leading to a PhD from the University of Neuchâtel.

Visit the Master in Sports Law page on the CIES - Centre International d’Etude du Sport website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Bachelor in Law (180 ECTS credits) delivered by a Swiss university or any equivalent degree

Course Fees

CHF 515.- for Swiss resident; CHF 790.- for foreigners

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