Law graduates The usual qualification for entry to the LLM programme is a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, of at least 2.1 honours (or equivalent). Law graduates with 2.2 honours who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify. Non-law graduates Non-law graduates with a minimum second class honours degree, that have also obtained a Merit (or 60 per cent) in the Common Professional Examination (CPE) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) recognised by the UK professional bodies, may also qualify. Non-law graduates may also be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience (of at least five years) in a legal area or an area directly related to their programme of study. In all cases, a full online application is required in order for a fair assessment and decision to be made. Each application is considered on its merits and on sight of full application documents. A full and detailed CV is required for all applications and is particularly relevant where professional experience needs to be considered.
Months of entry
The LLM in Media Law at Queen Mary, University of London allows you the opportunity to gain expertise in a range of legal regimes governing key aspects of the media, from the regulation of all key forms of media content to the regulation of the infrastructures via which that content is delivered, including traditional, new and still-developing media.
In an age of seemingly infinite broadcast channels, online information at our fingertips, and the ever-increasing economic and cultural significance of the entertainment industry, media law has never been more relevant to our daily lives than it is today.
The LLM is available to study full-time for one year or part-time for two years.
Each of the LLM programmes follows a common format: you will take 135 credits worth of taught modules (examined in May-June) and thereafter you work on a 15,000-word dissertation worth 45 credits (submitted mid August).
What differs from programme to programme is the range of modules that you are required to choose from. If you wish to take an unrestricted range of modules and any approved dissertation topic you should apply for theMaster of Laws.
To specialise in this area, you must select 90 credits of modules from this list and do your compulsory dissertation in the field of Media Law (45 credits). The additional 45 credits of taught modules can be in this area or can be unrelated and therefore selected from the full list of LLM modules.
All modules are 22.5 credits unless otherwise stated.
Note: Not all of the modules listed will be available in any one year and semesters listed can be subject to change. Any modules not available in the forthcoming academic session will be marked as soon as this information is confirmed.
The updated module list below represents the result of our ongoing modularisation of the LLM which is intended to offer students greater flexibility and choice of module options.
- QLLM076 Media Law (45 credits)
- QLLM095 Intellectual Property and the Creative Industries (45 credits)
- QLLM128 Telecommunications Law (45 credits)
- QLLM330 Comparative Copyright Law (sem 1)
- QLLM331 International Copyright: International Treaties and Cross-Border Litigation (sem 1)
- QLLM342 Interactive Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law (sem 1)
- QLLM343 Interactive Entertainment Law: Contracts and Regulation (sem 2)
- QLLM344 The Law of Film (sem 1)
- QLLM345 The Business of Film (Sem 2) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM348 Music Industry Contracts (sem 2)
- QLLM349 Transnational Mooting (sem 1)
- QLLM353 EU Data Protection Law (sem 1)
- QLLM355 Celebrity Privacy, the Media and the Law (sem 1)
- QLLM359 Cyberspace Law: Protecting the Online Persona: Digital Rights in Cyberspace (sem 2) (not running 2016-17)
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Susan Sullivan
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