Master of Business Administration MBA for Lawyers (distance learning)

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Reasons to study Master of Business Administration MBA for Lawyers (distance learning) at DMU:

This is designed to offer those working within the legal field; whether as professional practitioners or managers, the opportunity to further develop their understanding and appreciation of management issues. At the same time, it will allow legal specialists to study selected core and elective modules in order to increase their professional expertise in their area of interest. 

  • Develop key skills
    With continual input from leading employers and professional bodies, we ensure that the course will equip you with the professional skills and practical experience that businesses are looking for
  • Flexible study schedule
    Distance learning means you can take control of where and when you learn, and set your own pace
  • KNect365 Learning
    This course is delivered in partnership with KNect365 Learning – An Informa Business, an organisation dedicated to working with leading academic bodies to provide high-calibre and well respected distance learning postgraduate courses


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LLM Media and Entertainment Law (distance learning)

  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

Programme code: N1M171

Start dates: September 2020

Duration: Two-and-a-quarter years by distance learning. An accelerated 15 month course is available

Location of study: Distance Learning 

Fees and funding: For further details please contact KNect365 Learning – An Informa Business.

Contact us: For more information, please contact or call us on +44 (0)20 7017 4483.

Key facts for international students

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

Programme code: N1M171

Start dates: September 2020

Duration: Two-and-a-quarter years by distance learning. An accelerated 15 month course is available

Location of study: Distance Learning 

Fees and funding: For further details please contact KNect365 Learning – An Informa Business.

Contact us: For more information, please contact or call us on +44 (0)20 7017 4483.

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in any subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification, or an appropriate professional qualification. Some background knowledge of law is useful , but a degree in law is not essential.

English language requirements 

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

English language tuition is available at DMU both before and during the course, if required.

Structure and assessment


Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Teaching contact hours


Course modules

  • Strategic Management – examines the integration and synthesis of all organisational activity in seeking competitive advantage, covering the management process from strategic planning to strategic implementation.
  • Managing Professional Services Organisation – concerned with the managerial aspects of a professional services organisation, and covers topics such as managing reputation, branding, marketing, managing human capital, organisational culture and leadership.
  • Law and Ethics – covers the ethical aspects of the legal profession, from both a theoretical and practical basis, and considers, in particular, the relationship between the lawyer and the client.
  • Finance – Corporate Performance Management – considers the methodologies and philosophies necessary in order to successfully monitor, control and manage various forms of business enterprise. You will critically analyse the suitability of performance management procedures and will also interpret the outcomes from these procedures.
  • Human Resource Management – Managing Organisational Change – considers, from both a theoretical and practical aspect, the drivers for change and the cumulative impact of these, within the context of the individual’s capacity to adapt to change.
  • Research Methods – presents research in management and business as a strategic activity that occurs within the context of limited resources and within a framework of ethical, legal and social constraints. Attention is focused on data collection techniques appropriate for research in management and business, along with techniques for the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data.

Optional modules may include:

• Risk Management

• International Corporate Governance

• Individual Labour Law

• People Management within Organisations

• Equal Opportunities in the Workplace

• Company Law

• Intellectual Property Law

• Consumer Law


The dissertation will be based on a law-related issue and will have a strong link to academic theory, while also offering an opportunity to focus on a live organisational issue, should this be desirable.


Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.

Teaching and assessment

The MBA is studied by distance learning and is fully assessed by coursework and a dissertation.

The distance learning mode involves optional attendance at Leicester De Montfort Law School, for a maximum of nine Saturday study days during the period of study.

The course is structured in a way that allows you to exit at one of several points, if desired, each with a postgraduate award.

Teaching contact hours

This is a distance learning programme and the overriding student-learning experience is guided self-study. Guidance is received from academic staff via the programme materials which are designed for self-study, telephone, Skype and e-mail communication, and by optional attendance at Study Days. For each module of study you will be provided with a set of printed materials to work through in the form of a module handbook. One 15 credit module requires approximately 150 hours of personal study. Each module is supported by a tutorial during the Study Days subject to student demand. Assessment is through coursework and a dissertation.

Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

You will be taught in our purpose-built Hugh Aston Building.

Facilities also include lecture theatres and classrooms with capacities ranging from 50 to 250 people, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and a large number of high-spec IT labs, some of which are installed with professional software.

Library services

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.

The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.

Learning zones

Our Learning Zones and The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.

There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.

You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.

Opportunities and careers



This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through DMU Global, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.


Graduate careers

This career-enhancing course equips you to enter legal and other work relating to management in the UK and overseas.

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