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The future of the law is digital.

This innovative LLM offers you critical and intellectual specialisation in this rapidly developing area. You’ll explore the issues responsible for placing the legal system at the forefront of governance of the internet. You’ll also gain theoretical and practical insights, enabling you to master the intertwined areas of information technology and intellectual property law.

Based at Silicon Beach in Brighton – just an hour’s train journey from London – you’ll have the opportunity to experience the work of digital law firms and the formation of legislation in European institutions and United Nations bodies.

How will I study?

You will learn through core modules and options over the autumn and spring terms. In the summer term, you undertake supervised work on the LLM dissertation.

You will be assessed through coursework, essays and a 10,000-word dissertation.

Study visit

You have opportunities to visit European Union institutions in Brussels and Luxembourg, along with WIPO and other UN agencies in Geneva.


Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

Chancellor's International Scholarship (2017)
-25 scholarships of a 50% tuition fee waiver
-Application deadline: 1 May 2017

HESPAL Scholarship (Higher Education Scholarships Scheme for the Palestinian Territories) (2017)
-Two full fee waivers in conjuction with maintenance support from the British Council
-Application deadline: 1 January 2017

USA Friends Scholarships (2017)
-A scholarship of an amount equivalent to $10,000 for nationals or residents of the USA on a one year taught Masters degree course.
-Application deadline: 3 April 2017


You’ll graduate with the skills to become a digital lawyer, able to practise in a major law firm (regular or government). You will master both content and carriage issues to become a truly converged digital lawyer.

You'll also be equipped with the skills for further study at doctoral level as well as to go on to professional practice in IT and IP in London, Brussels and around the world.

Visit the Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law - LLM page on the University of Sussex website for more details!





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