The media industry is constantly evolving and changing, impacted heavily by new and emerging technologies, which means so too are the laws that govern it. Intellectual property as well as Media and Entertainment Law have become particularly important in this field and this pathway will equip you with the relevant knowledge you need to get ahead in the areas of intellectual property and media regulation. Approved by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board, this course gives you the academic knowledge as well as the analytical and business skills needed to tackle the ever-growing volume of cases.
We know it’s difficult to decide which area of law you’d like to focus on when you’re just setting out on your training, which is why all of our law pathways share a common first semester. This means that you don’t need to make any major decisions about which branch of law you’d like to specialise in until you’ve spent a term studying the subject area and have a better grasp of what each field entails. As well as LLB (Hons) Law, Media & Creative Industries, we offer LLB (Hons) Law and LLB (Hons) Law with Politics.
You’ll be encouraged to gain as much experience as possible throughout your degree, as well as what you’ll learn in your lectures and seminars, there are lots of practical experiences including attending court, taking part in Moot Courts and Moot Show Trials and attending guest lectures. You’ll also have the opportunity to put knowledge into practice during a 30-week work placement, taken between your second and final year. Over the years, we´ve developed excellent links with a range of legal firms, from local organisations to national companies. What’s more, if your placement meets the necessary criteria, it can count towards a portion of your training contract or qualifying work experience after graduation.
The entry requirements for this course are 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of two A-levels or equivalent.
Numeracy and Literacy requirement: GCSE English and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.
A-level and AS levels: 104 – 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of two A-levels.
Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate – Skills Challenge Certificate: We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.
Access to HE Diploma: 102 – 118 UCAS tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades.
International entry requirements
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students.
Legal Skills & Systems: You will be introduced to English Legal Skills and Systems examining the background and structures within the English Legal System.
Law of Obligations 1: This unit focuses on the law of obligations and specifically the law of contract. Upon completion you will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the constituent elements of contract law and the relevant principles to be able to evaluate and apply them.
Constitutional and EU Law: You will be introduced to the fundamental principles of UK constitutional and to the past and future relationship with the European Union as a source of domestic law. You will learn how to understand and demonstrate knowledge of constitutional law and aspects of EU law, and to apply that knowledge to a range of legal scenarios.
Property Law: You wil gain an overview of the legal classifications and concepts of property, and specifically examine the private law relating to rights, estates and interests in land in England and Wales.
Human Rights Law: The unit will provide you with knowledge of an area of UK law which is pervasive. It will sharpen your understanding of the continuing importance of the common law and expand your awareness of the international influences on the development of UK law.
Criminal Law: You will study the core legal principles of criminal liability relating to a range of criminal offences and the substantive law of the major offences against the person and property and the partial and general defences.
Law of Trusts and Estates: Equitable interests and trusts provide a dynamic source of private law rights, obligations and remedies. Recognised as the most important of equity’s creations, the trust concept is used prolifically in spheres such as pensions, tax, commerce and asset protection, both inter vivos and testamentary. This unit aims to provide you with the knowledge and understanding necessary in the recognition, creation and administration of various statutory, express and implied trusts.
Law of Obligations 2: This unit aims to provide an academically challenging examination of the issues in the Law of Torts and an introduction to the Law of Restitution; and to develop your ability to apply the fundamental principles of these areas of Law to a wide range of situations.
Practical Administrative Law: This unit helps to prepare you for your placement and final year Legal Research Project. You will gain an understanding of administrative law in the United Kingdom and learn how to demonstrate this understanding of administrative law through development of key legal skills in relation to legal research and advocacy.
Option units (choose three)
Family Law: This unit will provide you with an understanding of and skills in family law and practice. You will be encouraged to review the law in the light of social, economic and political influences and to be aware of developments which reflect changes in society’s view of the family.
Corporate Law: You will be exposed to a variety of academic and theoretical perspectives on the corporation, including historical and economic perspectives. You will examine core doctrines of company law and explore contemporary issues in company law and related disciplines, including corporate crime, corporate governance and corporate finance.
Practical Commerical Law: This unit aims to provide you with a good knowledge and understanding of domestic commercial law of England and Wales within the business context. You will engage with such substantive areas of law relating to commercial transactions including the sale of goods and the principles of agency law. Furthermore, you will be able to gain an insight into business forms as well as various aspects of the rules of civil practice and procedures and how these apply within the business context.
Employment Law: The employment framework is one within which a significant number of businesses operate and as a result, a knowledge of the key laws which govern it and an understanding of the key potential areas of risk is essential.You will examine the issues within employment and labour law faced by employers, employees and workers and develop the ability to apply the fundamental principles of employment and labour law to a wide range of workplace situations and draw appropriate conclusions.
Legal Research Project
Informational Interests and the Law
Intellectual Property Law
Media and Entertainment Law
Law, Entrepreneurship and Creative Industries
Entrepreneurship for the Creative Industries
Media, Crisis and Conflict
Community and Digital Engagement
The media and entertainment industry has grown significantly in the past 20 years, meaning legal professionals with a good knowledge of the sector are in demand. Complex legal rights govern media organisations of all sizes, with intellectual property rights now considered to be highly prized assets.
This course will prepare you for work in the entertainment industry and open the door for a varied range of careers within this sector. In many cases, this will mean going on to take professional examinations once you have completed the academic stage of your legal training, preparing you for work in the legal profession.
95% of our students studing law courses are working or studying 6 months after graduating, of which 85% are in a professional/managerial role.
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