This LLM in Information Technology Law focuses on the regulatory framework that governs information technology within international, European and domestic settings.
The programme is highly topical, exploring the second generation – and sometimes even third generation – of regulation that has evolved from the legal framework of the early 2000s. New developments in technology are also a key focus, as these force us to constantly review the very concept of information technology and appropriate legal responses.
Information technology regulation operates across jurisdictions, and a cross-fertilization of regulatory responses occurs at the interface between domestic, regional and international law. Our aim is to enable you to understand this cross-fertilization, to be able to contextualize it and place yourself within it.
To be awarded LLM Information Technology Law, you must successfully complete six courses, four of which must be compulsory courses, and a 10,000-word dissertation during your chosen duration of the study.
During your studies, you will also have the opportunity to study up to two modules from different subject areas such as intellectual property law, medical law or international commercial law.
Detailed information about the programme and your course options can be found online.
Please note the available choice of modules in any given year may change.
By the end of your studies, you should emerge with an understanding of information technology law not just in its legal but also its social, ethical, cultural and commercial contexts.
Graduates of our online distance learning programmes progress to a range of careers in Law and related legal fields, including work in local and international firms, government legal departments, other public institutions, international organizations and in academia.
The programmes are also an ideal platform for advanced research.
A UK 2:1 honors degree, or its international equivalent. Your degree does not have to be on the subject of law, but it must be from a recognized higher education institution.
We will also consider your other qualifications and professional experience as part of your application.
English language requirements
All applicants must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of their English language ability:
an undergraduate or masters degree, that was taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country as defined by UK Visas and Immigration
IELTS: total 7.0 (at least 6.5 in each module)
TOEFL-iBT: total 100 (at least 23 in each module)
PTE(A): total 67 (at least 61 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections)
CAE and CPE: total 185 (at least 176 in each module)
Trinity ISE: ISE III with a pass in all four components
Degrees taught and assessed in English must be no more than three years old at the beginning of your degree programme. Language tests must be no more than two years old at the beginning of your degree programme.
Edinburgh Law School English Language Test
Edinburgh Law School, in conjunction with the University’s English Language Education department, has developed an alternative English language test for applicants to our online distance learning postgraduate programmes in law for entry in the 2017/18 academic year.
The test is an alternative to the English language tests currently accepted by the University, such as IELTS, TOEFL-iBT, PTE(A), CAE and CPE.
Please note that this test can only be used to satisfy the English language requirements for entry into a postgraduate programme in law by online distance learning at Edinburgh Law School, the University of Edinburgh.
Programme start date: 14 January 2019
Application deadline: 13 November 2018
We strongly recommend you submit your completed application as early as possible, particularly if you are also applying for funding or will require a visa. We may consider late applications if we have places available.
We monitor application numbers carefully to ensure we are able to accommodate all those who receive offers. It may, therefore, be necessary to close a programme earlier than the published deadlines. If this is the case we will place a four-week warning notice.
How to apply
You must submit a reference with your application.