Anglia Ruskin University
Master the legal and policy issues raised by the Digital Economy. Develop cutting-edge strategic business skills and as well as advanced legal knowledge to become a strategic digital business leader or legal practitioner.
- Master advanced international law in the English language, alongside legal practitioners from diverse jurisdictions and backgrounds.
- Benefit from small classes: receive a close support and form lifelong friendships.
- Study at the centre of Cambridge’s legal quarter, halfway between the crown count and county court.
- Join a Law School with satisfied students: our law undergraduates were the UK’s most satisfied in 2015 and 2016*
- Volunteer for our Law Clinic: put legal theory into practice by helping members of the public
- Get first-hand advice and guidance from a professional on our mentoring scheme
- Receive access to the University of Cambridge's Squire Law Library
*The Complete University Guide 2015 and The Times and Sunday Times University League Table 2016
Develop your legal and business skills to an advanced level
On our LLM Digital Economy, you will develop the skills to become a strategic digital business leader, able to guide companies, organisations and governments to harness the potential of the Digital Economy while also protecting their legal rights.
Your legal reasoning, critical analysis, research skills and independent judgement will all be exercised as you gain a detailed familiarity of the major legal and policy matters at the heart of the Digital Economy.
Learn the fundamental themes, and specialise
Focusing on the challenges and opportunities of the modern age, our core modules will introduce you to the practice of law in such areas as communications, competition, intellectual property and data.
On our optional modules, you can specialise in globalisation and world trade, international competition law, corporate governance, or transnational commercial law.
At the end of the course, you will use all the skills and knowledge you have learned to research and complete a Major Project in the area of the digital economy that most interests you, under expert supervision.
Benefit from small classes
All of our modules involve small group seminar work complemented by independent study, allowing you to tackle each issue one at a time and giving you a clear distinction between them. Our small classes will allow you to receive dedicated support from lecturers and form close friendships with your fellow students.
Get support from diverse experts
Throughout the course, you will receive support and advice from dedicated staff who are expert in their fields. These include Course Leader Tom Serby and Dr Sarita Patil-Woolhouse (both of whom practised as commercial lawyers in the City of London after graduating from the University of Cambridge); Dr Ana Keglević Steffek (an author of leading texts on commercial law) and Professor Rohan Kariyawasam (Harvard Fulbright scholar, and member of E15 consultancy group on the China belt road project).
Master international law in the English language
English Law provides the basis for many legal traditions and principles worldwide, particularly in America and Commonwealth countries such as India, Malaysia and Nigeria. Studying International Law in the English Language will give you a unique insight into how the grammar of law was shaped, as well as advanced skills in a language used all over the world.
Our LLM will help you develop transferable professional skills including logical reasoning, critical analysis, research and independent judgement, along with an understanding of the complex interplay between infrastructure, content, competition, social policy, punishment and trade in the global digital arena, and a greater capacity for legal communication.
These skills will prepare you for international practice and academic research at the highest level but are also transferable to other roles that focus on the digital and knowledge economies, such as legal / business advisors or researchers with NGOs or private companies, or independent consultancy.
Employability events and opportunities
Volunteer for our Law Clinic and practise your legal skills in a real-life setting. Work alongside local solicitors, providing pro bono advice to people who have limited access to legal resources.
Join our mentoring scheme: partner with a professional from a regional law firm to get first-hand advice and guidance.
Our employability service also organises many focused events, such as careers fairs specifically for law students.
Modules & assessment
- Law in the Global Context
- Digital Economy
- Legal Research Methods
- Major Research Project (LLMs)
- Intellectual Property Law and Social Media
- Globalisation and World Trade
- Competition Law in the International Context
- Corporate Governance
- Transnational Commercial Law
You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.
All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.
UK & EU students, 2019/20 (per year): £8,500
International students starting 2019/20 (per year): £13,100
- A first degree, with honours, in a related subject and at a minimum final classification of the lower second (2:2) or equivalent.
- If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.