London Metropolitan University: Media and Entertainment Law (Top-up)

InstitutionLondon Metropolitan University View institution profile
Department Law
Telephone 020 7133 4202
Study type Research


Why study this course?

Develop your academic knowledge and awareness of issues in media and entertainment law. This course increases your understanding of the legal dimension to activities taking place in the media and entertainment fields, and the extent to which they might give rise to legal issues.

This distance-learning programme has been designed in response to the growing demand for legal education in the media sector, specifically the areas of: media and entertainment contracts, sports law, intellectual property rights, and advertising law and data protection.

More about this course

This is an internationally recognised qualification that has been developed for those wanting to acquire expertise in media and entertainment law. This rapidly growing area of law covers intellectual property, contracts, defamation relating to media (including social media) and areas such as advertising, music and sports law.

This course is designed specifically for those working in, or wanting to work in, the media and entertainment fields. It’s suitable for those with or without legal backgrounds who wish to broaden their expertise and further understand the legal issues that affect these sectors. The programme includes an introductory module to English law designed to assist those with no prior legal training.

This course is designed to merge commercial practical components and the theoretical understanding of the way these industries work.

Due to current and varied issues ranging from the way print media is regulated to the ever increasing problems now facing companies over the misuse of social media, this course aims to bring a structure to the way the media and entertainment world is trying to coexist with the law. The law is often deemed to be playing catch-up with society. One reason for this is down to the expansion of technological developments within the industry, examples can be seen with issues such as cybercrime and WikiLeaks, which this course will be investigating.

If you successfully complete the course, you’ll:

  • have developed 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

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

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

As well as deepening your understanding of the law, our focus throughout the programme is on the practical application of this. The programme benefits from tutors with strong relevant backgrounds in the academic world and in legal practice, with a number practising as barristers or solicitors.


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Looking to improve your job prospects, change career direction or simply pursue a passion? London Met has the right postgraduate degree for you.

Graduates have gone on to become leaders, changemakers, advocates, innovators and pioneers. By putting the emphasis on work-related learning, its courses are designed to ensure you’ll have the knowledge and skills needed for a successful career. Many courses are also professionally accredited.

London Met will support you the whole way through, right up until you get that new job or well-deserved promotion you’ve been studying for!

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