The University of East Anglia

Media Law, Policy and Practice

University of East Anglia
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Rank: 25 (The Complete University Guide)

Location: University of East Anglia


Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2020/09/01

Duration: -

Intl fees: £16400

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About This Course Get to grips with media law, policy and practice on this groundbreaking course that capitalises on UEA’s expertise in both media and media law, maximising your knowledge of this fascinating and challenging area. This LLM explores the regulation and content of traditional and new (for example, social media platforms like YouTube and Netflix) media infrastructures, and considers the role of competition in preventing oligopolies from emerging. It also covers content regulation issues, including freedom of expression, privacy, reputation and defamation, and intellectual property rights. You will be given the opportunity to interact with leading international experts and debate how media content is constructed, what factors and influences go in to shaping content and how content may be controlled and even censored. This course is ideal if you aspire to a career in media law, or if you’re already working in this sector and wish to build your expertise and knowledge and your professional skills. Overview Study at UEA Law School and you will be joining a School that excels in its dedication to offer intellectually diverse, varied and stimulating postgraduate courses, supported by a wide-ranging selection of subjects or modules taught by leading experts. The School is based in Earlham Hall, a building of significant historical importance, built in 1642 but recently refurbished, where most of the postgraduate LLM teaching takes place - it will therefore be your home for your period of study. Each year we welcome around 100 postgraduate students from a wide variety of geographical and personal backgrounds, and it is the vibrant and dynamic community they create that completes the student experience. We place significant emphasis on choice, building your confidence, maximising your employability and developing adaptable transferable skills. We believe small group teaching at postgraduate level is important and we aim to keep class sizes low, offering you an unparalleled personal teaching environment with access to our team of international specialists drawn from academia and practice. We also believe practical and careers experience is extremely valuable and we’ve developed a programme of opportunities tailored specifically to the needs of our postgraduate students, including placement opportunities for both UK and overseas students. During your course, you can apply for one of 50 internship placements. You can also attend careers panels, commercial awareness workshops, mock job interviews, our annual Law Careers Fair and many other events organised by the UEA Law School and the Careers Service. Law Masters (LLM) degrees are increasingly seen by employers as a means to distinguish applicants. Our graduates have progressed to a wide variety of successful careers, from private practice to government legal departments and international organisations, from universities to industry and commerce. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:


Entry requirements

A good degree in law, media or in a related subject required, at minimum 2.2 or equivalent; relevant employment experience is considered; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum 6.0 in all skills), or equivalent.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components)

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International students

Annually, there are some 3,500 students come to the university from outside the UK to study the various courses on offer. In addition to their full studies, there are a number of programs available through the Collaborative International Programmes Office. Through the website, there is also country specific information for students to help them understand everything from entry requirements to information about study fairs and scholarships. There is also practical advice for students about living and studying in the UK. There are over 200 societies and clubs available for students outside the classroom. These range from playing football to taking part in the student newspaper or TV station. Most of these are operated through the Student Union, which also operates a number of entertainment venues including a club and bar. The student union also provides services such as an advice centre. It also runs The Waterfront venue just off campus that has seen acts including U2, Coldplay, Iron maiden and Dizzee Rascal performing there. As well as sports and arts clubs there are also volunteering opportunities for students to get involved with the larger community. There is a notable annual event, the UEA Literary Festival, held each year since 1991. It has featured a number of notable speakers including Stephen Fry, PD James, Terry Pratchett and Peter Ustinov and includes film screenings and political discussions in addition to the talks.

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