Media and Entertainment Law (Top-up) - LLM

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Why study this course?

Develop your academic knowledge and awareness of issues in media and entertainment law. This course increases your understanding of the legal dimension to activities taking place in the media and entertainment fields, and the extent to which they might give rise to legal issues.

This distance-learning programme has been designed in response to the growing demand for legal education in the media sector, specifically the areas of: media and entertainment contracts, sports law, intellectual property rights, and advertising law and data protection.

More about this course

This is an internationally recognised qualification that has been developed for those wanting to acquire expertise in media and entertainment law. This rapidly growing area of law covers intellectual property, contracts, defamation relating to media (including social media) and areas such as advertising, music and sports law.

This course is designed specifically for those working in, or wanting to work in, the media and entertainment fields. It’s suitable for those with or without legal backgrounds who wish to broaden their expertise and further understand the legal issues that affect these sectors. The programme includes an introductory module to English law designed to assist those with no prior legal training.

This course is designed to merge commercial practical components and the theoretical understanding of the way these industries work.

Due to current and varied issues ranging from 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 trying to coexist with the law. The law is often deemed to be playing catch-up with society. One reason for this is down to the expansion of technological developments within the industry, examples can be seen with issues such as cybercrime and WikiLeaks, which this course will be investigating.

If you successfully complete the course, you’ll:

  • have developed 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
  • be able to apply relevant law to help resolve issues that arise in media and entertainment practice
  • be able to utilise mediation and other alternative dispute resolution methods to help secure settlements

As well as deepening your understanding of the law, our focus throughout the programme is on the practical application of this. The programme benefits from tutors with strong relevant backgrounds in the academic world and in legal practice, with a number practising as barristers or solicitors.


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

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Entry requirements

You will be required to have:

  • passed the Media and Entertainment Law Postgraduate Diploma. 

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require. 

Modular structure

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

After the course

On successful completion of this course, you’ll have developed legal skills in media, entertainment and sports. This LLM qualification will enable you to gain a professional advantage in media and entertainment industries, where legal skills are becoming more and more vital.

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. 

Additional information

Our business and law undergraduate programmes are continuously improving and are currently under review for 2020-21 entry. Please apply as outlined in the how to apply section of this page and If there are any changes to your course we will contact you. All universities review their courses regularly and this year we are strengthening our business and law courses to reflect the ever-changing landscape of the world of business and law. 

How to apply

Use the apply button to begin your application.

Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 visa and wish to study a postgraduate course on a part-time basis, please read our how to apply information for international students to ensure you have all the details you need about the application process.

When to apply

You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

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