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Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

2 years

Start date

OCT

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Copyright / Patents (Law) European Union: Law United Kingdom: Law Law / Legal Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our classic distance learning UK, EU & US Copyright Law Postgraduate Diploma/MA programme will introduce you to the main International Copyright Conventions. It deals with a wide range of rights (e.g. literary, dramatic, artistic works), as well as covering infringement and remedies, and looks at the challenges presented by international communication through satellite and the internet. This programme is studied by professionals alongside full time work commitments. The estimated time commitment is 240 hours of self study plus 32 hours teaching at the weekend seminars. Further time is needed in April for the coursework and May for examination preparation. Students are expected to manage their time independently.

Description:

The programme aims to provide you with an in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of the general principles of copyright law, mainly focusing on the law in the United Kingdom, the principles of United States copyright law and the major ‘copyright’ Directives of the European Union. The programme is delivered by distance learning with three intensiveresidential weekend seminars in London.

Career prospects:

This programme is attended by lawyers, senior licensing officers, rights executives and trade mark specialists. It aims to provide you with an in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of the general principles of copyright law, mainly focusing on the law in the United Kingdom, the principles of United States copyright law and the major 'copyright' Directives of the European Union.

Completing this rigorous programme will you give you a competitive edge in the job market. With its practical approach you can apply your expertise immediately to your work environment. You will also have opportunities to network with professionals in your area from all over the world. Programme graduates are mostly professionals who enjoy specialisation and promotion in their existing workplace or new employment destinations.

Modules

Dissertation (60 Credits)
UK Copyright Law I (40 Credits)
UK Copyright Law II and US Copyright Law (40 Credits)
French and German Copyright Law and EU and International Copyright Law (40 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£3,330

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£3,330

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally hold a 2:1 undergraduate degree in law or a related discipline, or be a qualified barrister or solicitor. Applications from candidates who have achieved a comparable academic level through past studies and where previous study, work or experience has made the applicant a suitable candidate for admission may also be considered.