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LLB (Hons) Entertainment Law

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  • UCAS Code:
    M100
  • Institution:
    B50
  • Delivery:
    Full-time

The media industry is constantly evolving and changing, which means that the laws that govern it are too. Intellectual property law and media regulation have become crucially important in the digital age, and this degree, accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board, 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 you can branch out into a specialised area of law when you have a better grasp of what each field entails. As well as Entertainment Law, we offer one degree providing a general legal education (Law), as well as Law with Politics.

You’ll be encouraged to gain as much experience as possible by attending court and undertaking work placements. A minimum 30-week work placement in year three, completed anywhere in the world, will give you the opportunity to experience legal practice in the real world, make professional contacts, and enhance your employability. What’s more, if your placement meets the necessary criteria, it can count can count towards a portion of your training contract after graduation. 

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For September 2019 entry: In order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students, we regularly review all of our courses. This course is currently going through this process of revalidation and we will update this page in November 2018 to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.

All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2019, September 2020

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

4 years (including a 30-week placement), full-time. 3 years (with no required placement) for International students (non-EU/ non-UK) only

Accreditations:

Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board

Entry requirements:

For 2019 entry: 104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our 2019 entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent. For more information check out our International entry requirements.

Course details

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.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed by coursework culminating in your final year research project, and you will also undertake group work and written exams. The assessment methods for each unit can be found in the programme specification for your course.

Download the programme specification (pdf 587kb)

Placements

At BU, we recognise that placements are extremely valuable and can give you a head start when it comes to your future career. That’s why we offer every new student the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of their course.

We will provide a great deal of support to help you find the most appropriate work placement for the subject you’re studying and the career you’re interested in, which means you could be based anywhere in the UK, or even overseas.

Find out about BU students’ experiences on placementsAll you need to know about placements

Your application

For this course, we are looking for applicants who can:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of Law
  • Show motivation and enthusiasm and are self-starters looking for a rewarding challenge
  • Demonstrate excellent written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Develop their knowledge of the subject through independent learning and wider reading.

Students will need a high degree of commitment and enthusiasm, we encourage applicants to read around the subject and follow up on areas that interest them. We look for applicants who can produce professional written material and can express themselves well, and work effectively in a team.

How to applyBU Academic Excellence Scholarship

Entry requirements

Careers

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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Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. You can find full information about funding your studies and paying your fees in our undergraduate fees and funding section. That’s also where you’ll find information about the scholarships and bursaries on offer – including unlimited Academic Excellence Scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise, and we’re committed to ensuring there are no hidden extra costs while you’re at university – that’s why we’re clear about what you can expect us to cover, and what your cost of living will be. 

Find out more about budgeting and living expenses

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that staff can change.

Course changes

What our students say

Rebecca Manu

I chose to study Law at Bournemouth University because the opportunities provided by the placement year is something that would not be available at other universities.

What our students say

Ayo Adelodun

Study at BU for me has been very enjoyable the support given by tutors has been great.