LLM Internet Law & Policy/ IT & Telecommunications Law (Distance Learning)


Program Description

Why this course?

The LLM in Internet Law & Policy is also known as the LLM in IT & Telecommunications Law. The course structure and module choices are identical. You'll have the choice of an interchangeable title that best reflects your desired sector and country of employment.

Internet Law, Internet Policy, IT & Telecoms Law are fast-changing areas of legal specialization that have a large international reach and strong employment prospects.

You’ll study

This course is offered through distance learning with intake in September.

You'll complete six modules.

Compulsory module

Legal Research (LLM/PgDip)

The following modules are also available:

  • E-Commerce Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Intellectual Property
  • Internet Governance
  • Telecommunications Law (compulsory for LLM IT & Telecommunications Law)
  • Privacy, Crime & Security
  • Digital Copyright Law & Policy-making
  • Domain Name Regulation
  • Internet Law & Politics

Satisfactory completion of three modules qualifies you for the PgCert. If you complete six modules you'll gain the award of PgDip. To qualify for the LLM you must submit a dissertation of 15,000 words on an approved topic.

Course awards

The LLM in Internet Law & Policy has been awarded five Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships which will cover full tuition costs.


Our library has a wide range of law reports, legislation, serials and monographs. It also has duplicate sets of key law report series, houses extensive collections in government publications and other related areas.

You’ll have access to a wide range of electronic information sources which can be accessed from home, including all the major legal databases.

The School of Law is home to Scotland’s first Law Clinic. It provides a ‘real life’ learning experience for students and an invaluable service to members of the public who do not qualify for legal aid and cannot otherwise afford legal advice.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in Law or a degree with a substantial legal content. We also recognize other qualifications, especially where your work experience is in a field relevant to the subject of the course.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you’ll be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency before you can begin the course.

Please check the Recruitment & International Office webpage for the latest IELTS scores required to study.

Pre-Masters Preparation Course

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non-EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.

Fees & funding

How much will my course cost?

All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise.


  • £4,000

Rest of UK

  • £4,000


  • £4,000

How can I fund my course?


Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Funding

Five scholarships are currently available for the distance learning mode of study, covering the full tuition fee of £4,000 per annum.

To apply for this scholarship, you must apply for the Internet Law & Policy (LLM)/ Information Technology & Telecommunications Law (LLM) course through the course page along with submitting an application to the Commission through the Electronic Application System (EAS).

We look for a 2:1 degree in a relevant subject, along with evidence of your competence in English by means of an overall academic IELTS score of no less than 6.5, with at least 6.0 in each individual element. This qualification can be no more than two years old.

The deadline date for the scholarship application is Friday 15 May 2015.

Other scholarships

There are several other scholarships available for students applying for this course. Opportunities include:

  • John Fitzsimmons Memorial scholarships
  • Lord Hope Postgraduate scholarships
  • International Scholarships (instructional)
  • University of Strathclyde Progression Scholarships

Keep an eye on our scholarship search for any other opportunities.

The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year.


This course is an ideal choice for law graduates, lawyers and IT specialists recently graduated or those who've been working for some time.

It is for those wanting to gain the skills and knowledge to formulate and apply the law in the information society.

Where are they now?

Many of our graduates are in work or further study.*

Job titles include:

  • Acceptable Use Policy Editor
  • Contracts Manager
  • Corporate Solicitor
  • E-Business Manager
  • Forensic Analyst
  • General Counsel
  • Head of Information Security
  • Head of Legal, Risk & Regulatory
  • Barrister
  • Senior Commercial Lawyer

Employers include:

  • BT
  • Cable & Wireless
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Police Scotland
  • Scottish Environmental Protection Agency
  • Government

*Based on the results of the national Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (2010/11 and 2011/12).

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