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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Law (Specific Statutes) Variety Performance

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course summary

Entertainment is a large part of life globally in many forms such as music, film, media, sports and the arts. It is a combination of society, popular culture and commerce, and the interaction of these with law produces an exciting contemporary commercial subject with eclectic outcomes. It is an area deeply affected by technological progress as well as business adaptation. This course combines academic analysis and commercial practice elements of entertainment law in an international perspective. The diverse nature of entertainment law will enable you to follow a number of relevant specialisms, all of which are underpinned by issues of contract and intellectual property.

This course will suit graduates from a law background, or those from a non-law background who have significant relevant experience. There have been many successful international graduates on the course from all over the world. It will give you the opportunity to explore new ideas, thoughts and academic experiences within a supportive environment.

The course aims to develop your understanding of how key fields within the entertainment industries operate, to assess the impact of the law upon them, and give you the practical skills necessary to succeed in a career in entertainment and media law.

CAREER PATH

As an entertainment law graduate you will be able to develop a career in a whole range of professions within the entertainment industry. Perhaps the most popular of these are roles in sports, music, and media and communications law. The subject gives a modern edge to traditional law subjects and is well respected by employers.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY SERVICE

Our Careers and Employability Service is here to support you to achieve your full potential.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we provide you with a variety of opportunities to work and develop new skills. As a University of Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements, graduate jobs or voluntary experience related to your course
  • discover international opportunities to enhance your employability.

LEGAL SKILLS ACADEMY

The Legal Skills Academy is a joint initiative between Westminster Law School and the Careers and Employability Service.

As a law student you will have access to specialist workshops and presentations to help you to develop your employability skills. Our events are usually led by legal professionals, giving you the opportunity to network with lawyers and other professionals in the field.

Different course options

Full time | Regent Campus | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

21-SEP-20

Modules

You will study the protection provided to creative works by intellectual property law. You will also examine essential legal issues in the context of the entertainment business, such as copyright (creation, infringement, ownership and control), privacy for entertainment personalities, protection of ideas, the role and relevance of trade marks and performers rights together with issues of enforcement. 

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in Law, or a degree with a skills profile which shows an aptitude for legal study. This course has been very successfully completed by a wide variety of non-law graduates. If Law is not the subject of your first degree, evidence of Law-based modules or relevant experience should be supplied. Applicants without standard qualifications, who have two years of professional experience in the relevant field will be considered. 

University information

Established as Britain’s first polytechnic in 1838, the University of Westminster has grown into an international community of over 19,000 students, from 165 different countries. The University’s mission has always been to provide students from all backgrounds with the practical knowledge and personal skills they need to achieve their full academic potential. The University fosters innovation and creativity, through quality assured...more

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