BLACA / Stationers' Company £6000 Copyright Law Bursary in cooperation with Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and King’s College, University of London
Closing Date: 30 June 2018
The British Literary & Artistic Copyright Association, BLACA, is the UK national group of the International Literary and Artistic Association (ALAI) founded in Paris in 1878 under the Presidency of Victor Hugo. It provides a British forum for the examination of matters affecting authors’ rights and neighbouring rights.
The Stationers’ Company is a ‘City of London Livery Company for the Communications and Content Industries’. Through its Charitable Foundation it supports selected postgraduate courses that are related to a range of trades, from paper, print, publishing, packaging, office products, newspapers, broadcasting and online media.
The BLACA/Stationers’ Company postgraduate bursary scheme is designed in line with the institutional aims and objectives of the two awarding organisations. It aims to benefit currently underrepresented candidates in the relevant cohort who can show commitment to the development of professional and transferable skills in the UK content industries.
The award consists of a bursary or bursaries not exceeding a total of £6,000, to be paid as a contribution towards tuition fees of the successful applicant(s) enrolled during the academic year 2018-2019 for the following programmes:
The following criteria will be taken into consideration: academic merit; financial need; and, the quality of the application. Short-listed candidates will be required to confirm with documentary evidence their financial needs, and to give documentary information as to other sources of financial support for the programme.
Payment will occur upon confirmation from the relevant University that the student is taking a minimum of 3 modules which reflect a copyright element. Applicants may consult the list of subjects deemed to reflect a copyright element in Schedule A below for guidance.
Applicants should submit their Curriculum Vitae and a short Statement of Motivation (maximum 1000 words). Applications should be sent by email directly to:
Mr Simon Clark
BLACA / Stationers' Company Postgraduate Bursary Scheme
Students must take a minimum of 67.5 credits in copyright related modules as stated below:
LLM Taught Modules (all LLM modules are 22.5 credits except the written dissertation)
MSC Taught Modules (all MSc modules are 22.5 credits except the study project)
Students will need to take a minimum of 60 credits on the LLM in Intellectual Property and Information Law in copyright related modules as stated below:
Students enrolled on the Postgraduate Diploma in UK, EU and US Copyright Law will satisfy the minimum number of credits required.