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 from 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.

Course structure

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.

Core modules
  • Intellectual Property in the Entertainment Business
  • Postgraduate Dissertation in Entertainment Law
  • The Regulation of Relationships in the Entertainment Business
Option modules
  • Merchandising in the Entertainment Business
  • Law and Media: Content and Control
  • Law of Digital Entertainment and Social Media
  • The Entertainment Business: Regulation, Licensing and Events

Entry Requirements

You should hold an Honours degree (Upper or Lower Second Class Honours degree, with an average of 55 per cent or above) in Law, or a degree with a skills profile which shows an aptitude for legal study, 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. 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.

If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Careers

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.

Career development centre

Our Career Development Centre has just been shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for 2017.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course,
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience,
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability,
  • market yourself effectively to employers,
  • write better CVs and application forms,
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills,
  • plan your career with our careers consultants,
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated August 5, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
Duration
1 year
Full-time
Price
14,500 GBP
international - UK/EU: £12,000 (fees per academic year)
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