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.
You should hold an Honours degree (Upper or Lower Second Class Honours degree, with average of 55 per cent or above) in Law, but we will consider mature applicants without standard qualifications who have significant professional experience in the relevant field. Please contact us for an informal discussion if you fall outside the standard category. If Law is not the subject of your first degree, evidence of Law-based modules or relevant experience should be supplied. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent. The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course.
Entertainment is one area which we can all associate with in some shape or form, and the interaction of this exciting subject with the law produces an interesting and eclectic mix. This course combines the academic analysis and commercial practice elements of entertainment law. The diverse nature of entertainment law will enable you to follow a number of specialisms, all of which are underpinned by the issues of contract and intellectual property
The course will suit graduates from a law background, or those from a non-law background who have significant relevant experience. It will give you the opportunity to explore new ideas, thoughts and academic experiences within a supportive environment.
Dissertation Or Project In Entertainment Law
Intellectual Property In The Entertainment Business
Research Theory and Practice
At the time of going to press the course is being reviewed and will include option modules covering themes of media, merchandising, music, sport and technology.
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.
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