Our distance learning UK, EU & US Copyright Law Postgraduate Diploma/MA programme will introduce you to the main International Copyright Conventions. It deals with a wide range of rights (e.g. literary, dramatic, artistic works), as well as covering infringement and remedies, and looks at the challenges presented by international communication through satellite and the internet. This programme is studied by professionals alongside full time work commitments. The estimated time commitment is 240 hours of self study plus 32 hours teaching at the weekend seminars. Further time is needed in April for the coursework and May for examination preparation. Students are expected to manage their time independently.
Please note that the optional MA (second year) is only available for application once the Postgraduate Diploma has been completed.
- Gives an in-depth insight into the general principles and practice of copyright law.
- Programme materials written by leading academics and professional experts in the field.
- Can be studied anywhere in the world.
- Weekend seminars led by programme directors.
- Hard copy study material with online additional support, traditional one year cohort.
- Established programme with an enviable reputation in the sector and exceptional ratings by students.
Who should take this course
Applicants must normally hold a 2:1 undergraduate degree in law or a related discipline, or be a qualified barrister or solicitor. Applications from candidates who have achieved a comparable academic level through past studies and where previous study, work or experience has made the applicant a suitable candidate for admission may also be considered.
MA, Pg Dip
Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take:
- PG Diploma - modules totalling 120 credits
- MA - modules totalling 180 credits (120 credits from the Pg Dipoma and 60 credits for the dissertation)
- UK Copyright Law I (40 Credits)
- UK Copyright Law II & US Copyright Law (40 Credits)
- French & German Copyright Law and EU and International Copyright Law (40 Credits)
- Dissertation (60 credits)
- Full time overseas fees: MA:
About Course Provider
King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.
King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.
Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.
King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.
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