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Media and Entertainment Law LLM

Media and Entertainment Law LLM

Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Media Law Law (Specific Statutes)

Course type


Course Summary

The purpose of the course is to enable you to:

• develop 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

• apply relevant law to help resolve issues that arise in media and entertainment practice

• utilise mediation and other alternative dispute resolution methods to help secure settlements

This qualification has been developed for those who wish to acquire expertise in media and entertainment law. This area of law includes intellectual property, contracts, and defamation as these relate to media, including social media, and to areas such as advertising, music and sports law. It has been designed specifically for those working in, or wishing to enter the media and entertainment fields; or for those with, or without legal backgrounds who wish to broaden their expertise. The course modules will be accessed through the online learning platform that will contain handbooks, web links, a discussion forum, and assessment e course is assessed entirely through coursework. Students who successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Media and Entertainment Law will have the option to carry their credits forward and top up to a London Metropolitan University Master of Laws (LLM) by distance learning. This LLM top up will consist of one research based module followed by a dissertation of between 12,000-15,000 words.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance


12 months

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applications are considered on their individual merits and circumstances. However as a guide the elements the University considers when assessing the suitability of an applicant are that applicants should hold: • an undergraduate degree of 2.2 or above in law or a related discipline from a UK or EU university • equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas university. The course will be conducted entirely in English. Applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to provide evidence of having attained a level of English, both written and spoken, adequate to meet the demands of the course. If English is not your native language, a minimum of 6.5 IELTS with 6.0 in all components (or equivalent) is required.