This programme aims to promote advanced knowledge and understanding of the relationships between law, technology, commerce and society in the widest possible sense.
It explores the role of law in responding to, regulating and promoting, new and emerging technologies, and also emphasises the role of technology in supporting and guiding legal and judicial processes.
The focus of the degree is on the international nature of the subject matter and each course offers a comparative analysis of current legal developments.
This programme offers a range of courses from the fields of technology, communications, IP and medical law with an international perspective, giving you the option to tailor the programme to suit your needs and interests.
The programme structure for 2017/18 is currently being finalised. You will take a total of 120 credits in taught courses, 60 in each semester, which may include the following:
Communications, Networks and the Law The Legal Challenges of Information Technologies Robotics and the Law Contemporary Issues in the Law and Policy of e-Commerce, the Digital Economy and International Information Governance Data Protection and Information Privacy Information: Control and Power International and European Media Law Law and New Technologies: Artificial Intelligence, Risk and the Law Law of E-Commerce Intellectual Property Law 1: Copyright and Related Rights International Intellectual Property System Intellectual Property Law 2: Industrial Property Intellectual Property – Law and Society Managing Intellectual Property Fundamental Issues in Medical Jurisprudence Risk and Regulation: Health and the Environment Contemporary Issues in Medical Jurisprudence Life Sciences, Society and Law* Medical Negligence*
*These courses are co-requisite.
You will also complete a 10,000 word dissertation worth 60 credits.
Having completed the programme, students will emerge with an understanding of technology-related law and technology support for legal processes, not just in their legal but also their commercial, social, ethical and cultural contexts.
Thanks to kind sponsorship as part of the Edinburgh Law School Tercentenary campaign, Edinburgh Law School is pleased to be able to offer 7 Tercentenary Awards for Excellence of £5,000 towards tuition fees in any LLM or MSc programme offered by the School, starting in September 2017 (including distance learning programmes).You must have applied for study at Edinburgh Law School before applying for this award.
Value of Scholarship(s)
£5,000 towards tuition fees
Any applicant accepted for a place on any of the LLM or MSc programmes offered by the School (including Online Distance Learning programmes) for 2017/18 entry.
A UK 2:1 honours degree in law or its international equivalent. Candidates with a UK 2:1 honours degree (or international equivalent) in a social science subject will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If English is not your first language you must also provide a valid English Language Certificate.
For 2017/18 Entry: £10,800 (UK/EU) £19,300 (International)
Recipient: University of Edinburgh
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