Media and Entertainment Law - LLM

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Why study this course?

We teach our Media and Entertainment LLM in partnership with online learning provider Informa, meaning you can study from your home location.

Our course is ideal if you want to enhance and improve your legal career in the media and entertainment fields. Or maybe you have no prior legal training, but want to start a career in this field. If so, you’ll be supported by our introductory module to English law. This will allow you to continue confidently onto the rest of the course.

You’ll expand your academic knowledge of issues in media and entertainment law, increase your legal understanding of activities that can take place these fields and learn how to resolve the different legal issues that may arise.

By signing up to the course, you’re preparing yourself to take advantage of the growing number of professional legal roles in the media sector. These include roles in media and entertainment contracts, sports law, intellectual property rights, advertising law and data protection.

More about this course

Our internationally recognised LLM course is designed to help you become an expert in media and entertainment law.

The course content covers intellectual property, contracts and defamation related to media. You’ll also take social media, advertising, music and sports law into account.

Course outline

Our course gives you a complete understanding of how the media and entertainment world is adapting to changes in the law. This includes changes affecting print media regulation and the ever-increasing challenges companies face over their misuse of social media.

You’ll also learn other modern related issues such as the increase in cybercrime and more specific developments like WikiLeaks. You’ll investigate these as an example of how the law is keeping up with technological advancements in media and entertainment.

You’ll progress logically through the syllabus we give you, discuss the theoretical issues and take part in problem solving exercises.

By studying our course, you’ll be able to:

  • develop an in-depth and practical understanding of media and entertainment law
  • understand the principles and practice of media and entertainment law its changing commercial contexts
  • analyse media and entertainment issues from a legal perspective
  • apply the relevant law needed for resolving issues in media and entertainment practice
  • make use of mediation and other alternative dispute resolution methods to help secure settlements

As you can see, our course provides a thorough understanding of the practical application of the law within media and entertainment.

Specialist resources

You’ll undertake online research using electronic law databases and online legal resources. We also encourage you to read from specific case law and legal journals.

Our course team will quickly respond to any queries you post on the forum, ensuring you are well supported and engaged throughout your studies.

You can also use the online learning platform to access the course modules. This will include handbooks, lecture notes, web links, a discussion forum, study skills materials and assessment criteria.

You'll receive a daily round-up of activity from the forum, so you don’t need to worry about missing out on any information while you focuses on your day job or other activities you must attend to.

Expert tutors and practising solicitors

You’ll be studying under tutors from highly trained and relevant backgrounds in the academic world and legal practice. A number of these tutors are practising as barristers or solicitors, meaning you can draw upon them for further insights into the world of media and entertainment law.


The assessment includes a research project, a dissertation and other related projects.

Fees and key information

Course type Postgraduate
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Entry requirements

To apply for this course you will need to have completed the Media and Entertainment Law Postgraduate Diploma.

Modular structure

You’ll take one research based module and complete a 15,000 word dissertation.

After the course

Successful completion of this course will improve your legal skills in the specific context of media, entertainment and sports. You’ll have a professional advantage in media/entertainment industries where legal skills are becoming more and more vital.

Moving to one campus

If you're starting your course in September 2018 or January 2019 your teaching location will change in summer 2019 when students studying at our Moorgate campus move to our campus in Islington.

At our Islington campus you'll benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and a wide range of social spaces.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

How to apply

Contact our partner Informa at to apply for this course once you have completed your Media and Entertainment Law Postgraduate Diploma.

When to apply

Please apply for this course as soon as you complete your Media and Entertainment Law Postgraduate Diploma.

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