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Master of Laws (LLM) in Media & Entertainment Law

Study Media & Entertainment Law from a University Ranked Gold in 2017 TEF awards

Course start date: 11th September 2020 (Application deadline: 1st September 2020).

Delivered by tutored distance learning

The LLM in Media and Entertainment Law by distance-learning provides an interesting and eclectic mix of creative practice, research and analytical skills. Students will acquire a comprehensive understanding and in-depth knowledge surrounding the leading issues to govern the media and entertainment industry. It will investigate to what effect these industries try to coexist with one another and work within the legal framework.

This course will enable students to build on their existing stock of knowledge regarding the legal position and regulations governing the media and entertainment industry. This course is going to illustrate domestic, European and international laws in place to try and provide protection for all parties involved.
Due to the delivery nature for this course, it provides students with the flexibility to study at a time convenient for them. Therefore, this is ideal for anyone already working within the industry that needs to expand their knowledge in a particular area/field.

This course will provide students with all the equipment they need to succeed to gain a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or a Masters in Law.

The media and entertainment industry provides an interesting picture when it’s combined with the law. Due to current issues surfacing round ‘the way print media is regulated, to the ever-increasing problems now facing companies over the misuse of social media, this course aims to bring a structure to the way the media and entertainment world is constantly trying to coexist with the law. The law can be deemed to play catch up with society, one reason for this is due to the ever expansion of technological developments within the industry, an example could be seen with issues such as cybercrime and WikiLeaks all of which this course will be investigating. This course is designed to merge commercial practical components and the theoretical understanding of the way these two industries work.

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The course commences with an induction weekend in Leicester which take place on 11th-12th September 2020, and the Core Module, (worth 30 credits) is then studied from 28th September 2020 through to the end of December 2020 and is assessed by written coursework.

From January to December 2021, students study the next four 15 credit modules (giving a total of 90 credits for the first year of study).

In the second year, January to December 2022, students study the final two 15 credit modules and write a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic of their choice on a legal issue within the context of media and entertainment law.

See this year's modules.

Students will all study the Core Module and will then specialise by choosing from the optional modules listed below. Please see the Course Structure section for a full explanation.

 

Core Module

  • Contracts in Media & Entertainment Law

 

15 Credit Modules

  • Intellectual Property Rights & the (New) Media
  • IT, Social Media and the Law
  • Arbitration & Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Advertising Law
  • Ethics, Values & the Media
  • Data Protection

EU Referendum Statement: UPDATE

In light of the outcome of the recent EU Referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union we wanted to reassure you that DMU remains as committed as ever to academic excellence as well as welcoming students from all countries, whether from Europe or the wider world.

Both companies based in the UK and those wishing to import into the UK will likely be affected by Brexit. De Montfort’s flexible programmes will ensure that when changes happen you'll be in a position to understand and act on them immediately.

The course is suitable for:

Lawyer/Solicitor/Partner – in-house and private practice
TV Companies
Internet companies
Media Companies
Advertising Agencies
Journalists
Publishers
Sports Agencies

Students can undertake to do the course following the Accelerated Route and complete their LLM in 15 months. Students will enrol in September 2020 along with the other students on the programme and study the Core Module until the end of December 2020. Accelerated Route students will then undertake to study all of their modules and write their dissertation within the remaining 12 months (January to December 2021).

This is a very intensive but rewarding route and successful students will graduate with their LLM at the end of 15 months. Accelerated Route students are supported through the allocation of a special director of studies who will provide additional support and advice during their studies.

  • Develop and in-depth and practical knowledge 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;
  • Develop critical thinking and autonomous learning skills, to enable students to gain knowledge in an area of considerable commercial interest, which will enhance employability potential in the media and entertainment sectors.

Find out more on the prospectus.

The course commences with an optional induction weekend on 11th and 12th September 2020 at Leicester De Montfort Law School. After that there are a number of further optional study components throughout the course. The Induction Weekend is intended to assist students in their choice of optional modules, allow meetings with course tutors and fellow students and provide useful introductory sessions especially for those students who do not have a degree in law or some other relevant legal qualification. The other sessions will concentrate on additional areas that will be useful to students throughout their studies. These additional sessions will offered through a combination of face to face and webinar format.

Ready to apply?

Do not delay your application as places are limited.

Apply online here