LLM in Law and Technology Queen's University Belfast - Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Legal work and practice, as is the case across the professions, are increasingly focused on technological innovation. Employers are very interested in law graduates who are tech-savvy both in terms of awareness of legal matters in technology and in terms of how technology is coming to operate within the profession (such as for research and also for promotional purposes). The School of Law aims to address that gap through an employer-partnered LLM programme in Law and Technology that introduces students to the interplay of and interfaces between technology and law.
This innovative and employment-focused programme draws on the School of Law’s substantial experience in technology, e-governance and innovation in terms of law’s role in regulating technology and technology’s role in transforming governance and legal practice.
We are dedicated to student employability, and our strong industry links mean over 94% of Queen's postgraduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation. This employer-focused programme places employability skills at the core of the student experience (including problem-based learning and leadership modules), introducing students to the interplay of and interfaces between technology and law. Employers will be involved in assisting with project-based learning and in delivering guest lectures to students.
Internationally Renowned Experts
The Law School at Queen’s is ranked in the Top 125 in the World, and we are ranked 14th in the world for the global outlook. Law at Queen's is taught by world-leading experts in the area of Law. Our staff have close research links with the professions, government and civil society. Research in Law was ranked 15th in the UK in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2014). Over 95% of the Research Activity in the School was judged to be of international quality and above.
This programme will equip you with a thorough and crucial understanding of the key questions we face regarding regulation and governance technologies. You will possess a deep appreciation of matters in the regulation of technology, borne from both classroom and project-based experience. You will have developed a sophisticated sense of how technology interacts with law, but also a sense of how law and technology are operationalised in legal practice. At Queen's, you will be part of a thriving postgraduate culture built on teaching excellence, leading-edge research, innovation, collaboration and engagement. These components are woven together in our Graduate School. It is here you will develop new skills and increased personal effectiveness that will enable you to stand out in the crowded and increasingly competitive global job market. Life at Queen's is not just about the degree. We offer our students the opportunity to really enrich their studies. Whether you're into student societies, sports, music, dance, or just a coffee with your friends, Queen's has exceptional facilities to cater for all interests.
- Law and the Challenges of Technology
- Regulating Innovation
- Law and Technology: project-based learning
- Approaches to Legal Research
- Computational methods and skills
- Foundations of Cybersecurity
- Copyright in the Digital Environment
- International Financial Law
- Business and Human Rights
- Advanced Issues in Medical Law and Ethics
- Comparative Competition Law: the Case of the EU as the Leading Model
- Leadership and Innovation Skills for Law Students
- Data, privacy and the law
- Regulating digital communications
- Making Medical Technologies
Program Tuition Fee
This employer-focused programme places employability skills at the core of the student experience (including problem-based learning and leadership modules), introducing students to the interplay of and interfaces between technology and law.
Degree plus award for extra-curricular skills
In addition to your degree programme, at Queen's, you can have the opportunity to gain wider life, academic and employability skills. For example, placements, voluntary work, clubs, societies, sports and lots more. So not only do you graduate with a degree recognised from a world-leading university, you'll have practical national and international experience plus a wider exposure to life overall. We call this Degree Plus. It's what makes studying at Queen's University Belfast special.