The purpose of the course is to enable you to:
• develop an in-depth and practical understanding of media and entertainment law
• understand the principles and practice of media and entertainment law and the changing commercial contexts in which these operate
• analyse issues in media and entertainment from a legal perspective
• apply relevant law to help resolve issues that arise in media and entertainment practice
• utilise mediation and other alternative dispute resolution methods to help secure settlements
The postgraduate diploma programme is 12 months long and comprises an introductory module, eight compulsory core modules and two specialist modules (of which you choose to study one). Each of the core modules give a thorough grounding in the core components of media and entertainment law whilst referring to aspects and important points of law from all of the other modules.
The course is taught by the self-study of a comprehensive module manual and with students encouraged to read from specified case law and legal journals. There is a logical progression through a complex syllabus and students are given the opportunity to discuss theoretical issues as well as practical problem solving. Students are supported in undertaking online research using electronic law databases and are encouraged to use online legal resources. The course team will respond to student queries left on the forum promptly and will ensure that you feel well supported and engaged throughout your studies.
The course modules will be accessed through the online learning platform that will contain handbooks, web links, a discussion forum, and assessment criteria.The course is assessed entirely through coursework.
• Your core study material containing a series of short thought provoking questions which will assess your understanding
• A self-assessment problem question which will help you to develop your skills of reasoning and argument
This module will introduce you to key concepts that are necessary for an
understanding of the modules that follow.
Once you have studied the introductory module you will study the core modules. You will:
• Follow the written material provided
• Test your understanding of the material by responding to the questions included
• Attempt the self-assessment problem question
You will then study your specialist module, allowing you to tailor the course to your specific needs.
Being part of the international community at London Metropolitan University has been a really positive experience
This qualification has been developed for those who wish to acquire expertise in media and entertainment law.
This area of law includes intellectual property, contracts, and defamation as these relate to media, including social media, and to areas such as advertising, music and sports law. It has been designed specifically for those working in, or wishing to enter the media and entertainment fields; or for those with, or without legal backgrounds who wish to broaden their expertise.
Students who successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Media and Entertainment Law will have the option to carry their credits forward and top up to a London Metropolitan University Master of Laws (LLM) by distance learning. This LLM top up will consist of one research based module followed by a dissertation of between 12,000-15,000 words.
The faculty and staff have made my learning experience a very positive one, with fantastic support throughout my studies. I have gained a great deal of experience and knowledge and am proud to say I am a graduate of London Metropolitan University