LLM Media and Entertainment Law

LLM Media and Entertainment Law (distance learning)

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Overview

Reasons to study Media and Entertainment Law at DMU:

This course places a strong emphasis on interpreting, evaluating and communicating legal issues that may arise within the media and entertainment sector. These areas may include the creation and obligations of contracts; the legal natures of advertising law; media ethics; dispute resolution and the emerging trends surrounding information technology and social media law. 

  • Study at your own pace through flexible distance learning, with the option to exit at one of several points with a postgraduate award.
  • Boost your career prospects and differentiate yourself in a competitive job market, while remaining in full-time employment.
  • Engage in a wide variety of fascinating modules with an international context that are taught within an internationally diverse learning environment.
  • Informa Connect - this course is delivered in partnership with Informa Connect – 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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  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

Start date: 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 Informa Connect.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information please contac  dmu@informaconnect.com or call us on +44 (0)20 7017 4483.

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

Start date: 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 Informa Connect.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information please contact dmu@informaconnect.com 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

Contracts in Media and Entertainment Law - this module aims to provide you with a broad introduction to contracts in media and entertainment law, supporting non-lawyers and/or those without a legal background. It provides you with a firm understanding of legal writing, including syllogistic reasoning, ensuring that lawyers/legal background students entering the course are prepared to work at a Masters (FHEW 7) level.

Intellectual Property Rights and the (New) Media – gain an understanding of contemporary intellectual property rights, including copyright law, patents, trademarks and confidentiality. This module analytically assesses UK and European law, as well as international legal frameworks. 

IT, Social Media and the Law - this module aims to provide students with an understanding of contemporary developments related to information technology and social media. This includes everything from the statutory rights of legal users, through to legal controversies of the internet and privacy within the Electronic Age.  

Arbitration and Dispute Resolution - this module looks to provide a broad understanding of litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution processes. This is in view of the importance of alternative dispute resolution to the media and entertainment industries.

Advertising Law – examine the law relating to the regulation of advertising and the freedom of expression, within the media and entertainment industries.

Ethics, Values and the Media - explore the legal controversies of media ethics, including regulation and freedom of the press. You’ll scrutinize contemporary case studies, and emerging case law relevant to the media and entertainment industries. 

Data Protection – analyse the legal issues concerning classification of personal data and the main pieces of legislation affecting data protection in the digital age.

Dissertation - you must also undertake a dissertation, providing an invaluable opportunity to work in depth on a particular aspect of the law. You will need to enhance your technical knowledge and critical awareness in a subject of your choice.

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

Teaching and assessment

This LLM is studied by distance learning and you’ll be assessed by problem-solving exercises, coursework and a dissertation. The distance learning mode involves optional attendance at Leicester De Montfort Law School, for a maximum of 10 Saturday study days during the period of study. The course structure 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 provided 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. The Study Days give you a chance to meet your tutor and explore the DMU campus. These Study Days are optional and will consist of a one hour tutorial (please note, that some of these days will be held as an online webinar).

For each module of study, you'll 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

As a distance learning student, you will have access to 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

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DMU Global

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.

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Graduate careers

This course equips you to enter legal and other work relating to media and entertainment issues.

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