Innovation, Technology and the Law (Online Distance Learning), LL.M.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    16500
    Tuition (Year)
    16500
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
The University of Edinburgh Online
This unique degree programme explores how the law responds to, regulates, and promotes new and emerging technologies.
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  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

The programme promotes advanced knowledge and understanding of the relationship between law, technology, commerce and society in the widest possible sense.

This unique and internationally focused LLM programme explores how the law responds to, regulates, and promotes new and emerging technologies.

Innovative technologies and convergence in technologies are causing unprecedented societal change. New legal issues are arising, and new regulatory responses emerging. The law can help – or hinder – society’s ability to reap the optimal rewards from technological development.

Across the programme, you will study different modes of regulation – the law, the markets, the technology itself – and critically analyse the advantages and disadvantages of each. The potential of technology to support legal and judicial processes is also examined.

This LLM will enable you to develop an advanced knowledge of domains where law engages with technology, awareness of the problems in the area and understanding of the differing approaches to their solution.

Programme Structure

You must complete a total of six courses (120 credits), four of which must be from the compulsory courses listed below. You also complete a dissertation (60 credits) over your chosen period of study.

2015/16 core course
  • Communications Law
  • Electronic Commerce Law
  • Forensic Computing and Electronic Evidence
  • Information: Control and Power
  • Law of Robotics
  • Information Technology Law
  • Intellectual Property Law – Copyright and Related Rights
  • Intellectual Property Law – Industrial Property
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • International and European Media Law
  • Legal Aspects of Managing Intellectual Property
  • Law and Medical Ethics – Fundamental Issues in Consent and Negligence
  • Law and Medical Ethics – Start and End of Life Issues
  • International Public Health Law and Security
  • Biotechnology, Law and Society
  • European Health Care Law

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    90 ECTS 180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Semi-structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)
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A UK 2:1 honours degree or its equivalent if outside the UK.

We do take into account professional experience and all applications are considered on a case by case basis.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 16500 International
  • GBP 16500 EU/EEA

Funding

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