The 1709 Blog has learned that the 2017-2018 prospectus of the Distance Learning Programme leading to a Postgraduate Diploma/Masters in UK, EU & US Copyright Law is now available online.
Organised by the Centre of European Law at King’s College London, this popular course allows participants to acquire detailed knowledge of copyright in a number of jurisdictions. In addition, it does not require participants to reside in London for the duration of the programme, thus allowing them to continue working and studying in their own cities and countries.
The programme is spread over 8 months, starting on 2 October 2017 and ending with an examination at King’s College London in May 2018. The units will take students systematically through the whole subject. There will be three optional weekend seminars held in London in December 2017, February 2018 and April 2018 which will provide an opportunity for revision of the programme, for discussion, preparation for the examination and meetings with fellow students an programme tutors.
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As explained by Prof Tanya Aplin (the Course Director),
"The programme provides tuition from one of Europe’s leading centres in European Law and is studied on a distance learning basis, thereby avoiding crucial time spent away from your place of work. Completing this rigorous programme will give you a competitive advantage in a difficult job market.
The programme aims to provide you with an in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of the general principles of copyright law, mainly focusing on the law in the United Kingdom, the principles of United States copyright law and the major ‘copyright’ Directives of the European Union. Benefit from a highly relevant programme that will:
• Introduce the main international copyright conventions in the field;
• Deal with rights in literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works, films, sound recordings, broadcasts, cable programmes, computer programs and databases, performers’ rights and publishers’ rights;
• Cover both theoretical aspects and questions which arise in practice, in particular concerning infringement and available remedies;
• Include a unit devoted to the French and German laws on author’s rights and related rights;
• Examine thoroughly United States Copyright Law in two units;
• Conclude with the main challenges in the field of copyright, in particular those arising from international communication through satellite and the internet, and from digital technology generally.
In 2016 this Diploma/MA received on overall satisfaction rate of 100% (Russell Group average 85%) from the students in the PTES, Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey. The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London was also rated top in the UK for world-leading research in the Research Excellence Framework 2014."
If you wish to learn more about the course and its details, click here [deadline for applications: 4 September 2017].