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LLM Computer and Communications Law


Course Description

The importance of communication and information in modern society has grown exponentially in recent times. The LLM in Computer and Communication Law programme allows students the opportunity to gain expertise in the legal regimes governing the supply and use of computer and communications technology. Through the examination of the complex issues concerning national and international law and policy relating to computer and communications technology student will learn to analyse how computer and communications technology has affected the application of traditional legal principles.

We also offer an LLM in Computer and Communications Law by Distance Learning.

Taught modules

To specialise in this area, you must select 90 credits of modules from this list and do your compulsory dissertation in the field of Computer and Communications Law (45 credits). The additional 45 credits of taught modules can be in this area or can be unrelated and therefore selected from the full list of LLM available modules.

All modules are 22.5 credits unless otherwise stated below.

Note: Not all of the modules listed will be available in any one year. Any modules not available in the forthcoming academic session will be marked as soon as this information is confirmed by teaching academics.

Modules:

To specialise in this area, you must select 90 credits of modules from this list and do your compulsory dissertation in the field of Computer and Communications Law (45 credits). The additional 45 credits of taught modules can be in this area or can be unrelated and therefore selected from the full list of LLM available modules.

All modules are 22.5 credits unless otherwise stated below.

Note: Not all of the modules listed will be available in any one year and semesters listed can be subject to change. Any modules not available in the forthcoming academic session will be marked as soon as this information is confirmed by teaching academics.

The updated module list below represents the result of our ongoing modularisation of the LLM, which is intended to offer students greater flexibility and choice of module options.
◦ QLLM025 E-Commerce Law (45 credits)
◦ QLLM076 Media Law (45 credits)
◦ QLLM095 Intellectual Property and the Creative Industries (45 credits)
◦ QLLM128 Telecommunications Law (45 credits)
◦ QLLM314 Transnational Law and Governance (Sem 1)
◦ QLLM315 Transnational Law and Governance in Practice (Sem 2)
◦ QLLM328 Digital Intellectual Property Law (sem 1)
◦ QLLM329 Informational Technology Transactions (sem 2)
◦ QLLM342 Interactive Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law (sem 1)
◦ QLLM343 Interactive Entertainment Law: Contracts and Regulation (sem 2)
◦ QLLM349 Transnational Mooting (sem 1)
◦ QLLM350 Electronic Disclosure in Legal Disputes (sem 1)
◦ QLLM351 Cybercrime: Substantive Offences (sem 1)
◦ QLLM352 Cybercrime: International Co-operation and Digital Investigations (sem 2)
◦ QLLM353 EU Data Protection Law (sem 1)
◦ QLLM354 Information Security and the Law (sem 2)
◦ QLLM358 Cyberspace Law: Internet Jurisdiction and Dispute Resolution (sem 2) (not running 2016-17)
◦ QLLM359 Cyberspace Law: Protecting the Online Persona: Digital Rights in Cyberspace (sem 2) (not running 2016-17)

Visit the LLM Computer and Communications Law page on the Queen Mary University of London website for more details!

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LLM Scholarships - 14 Awards

The School of Law at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is offering 10 full scholarships (6 x full tuition fee waivers for Home/EU students and 4 x tuition fee waivers for Overseas students) for the following programmes: LLM Banking and Finance Law
LLM Commercial and Corporate Law
LLM Comparative and International Dispute Resolution
LLM Competition Law
LLM Computer and Communications Law
LLM Criminal Justice
LLM International Economic Law
LLM Energy and Natural Resources Law
LLM Environmental Law
LLM European Law
LLM Human Rights Law
LLM Immigration Law
LLM Insurance Law
LLM Intellectual Property Law
LLM International Business Law
LLM International Shipping Law
LLM Master of Laws (General)
LLM Legal Theory
LLM Media Law
LLM Medical Law
LLM Public International Law
LLM Tax LawIn addition to the ten full scholarships we are also offering:Two partial scholarships (50 per cent tuition fee waiver) from the Centre for Commercial Law Studies for those with an offer on the LLM International Economic Law programme.AndTwo partial scholarships (50 per cent tuition fee waiver) from The Department of Law to those with an offer on the new LLM in Criminal Justice programme.The LLM scholarships cover the full cost of tuition only (or 50 per cent of the tuition fee if you are awarded the partial LLM International Economic Law or LLM in Criminal Justice scholarship) in the form of a fee waiver; the scholarships do not cover additional course costs (books etc.) or accommodation fees. Scholarships are not payable directly to successful applicants but are off set against your student fee invoice. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, the submitted personal statement in response to the set question as detailed in the application, and in some cases, financial need and professional/extracurricular achievements.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full or partial tuition fee waiver

Eligibility

The LLM Scholarships are open to applicants who have an offer of study on the full-time LLM only..Please note that scholarships cannot be deferred.The scholarship will be awarded to those who we deem to have successfully demonstrated their reasoning for being awarded a scholarship based on the following criteria;- Academic merit
- Professional achievements (if any)
- Financial need.Please visit the website for full eligibility details

Application Procedure

You must have an offer of study for the LLM before you apply for a scholarship.Apply for the LLM as early as possible and no later than 13 February 2017. Students who have not submitted their complete LLM application by this date will not be considered for funding. If you have missing documents in your application it may not be considered in time for scholarship consideration. It is acceptable to apply if you have not yet taken your English language test or do not have your final academic grades.If you will also be applying for scholarship funding, all applications for the LLM must be submitted online.The deadline for submission of the scholarships application is 13 March 2017 by 16.00 hrs GMT - students must have an offer of study (either conditional or unconditional) for the LLM before applying for funding.For full details of how to apply for the scholarship and LLM programmes, please visit the website

Further Information

http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/llmscholarships/index.html


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QMUL-Chevening Partner Awards - 2 Awards

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) works closely with the Chevening - the UK government’s international scheme aimed at developing global leaders - to provide a large number of full scholarships for study on our one-year Masters courses.Every year QMUL hosts a large cohort of the 1500 Chevening Scholars who come to study at universities all over the UK. In 2016-17 we have a record of 87 scholars joining QMUL from countries across the globe!All Chevening awards cover full overseas tuition fees, as well as providing a stipend for living costs, air-fares, and a variety of other expenses.Chevening Scholars also benefit from a year-long programme of events helping you experience the best of British culture and to make the most of your time in the UK.The awards offered within the School of Law and Centre for Commercial Law Studies will be made available as follows:1 scholarship will be available for the following degrees:LLM in Banking and Finance Law
LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law
LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution
LLM in Computer and Communications Law
LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law
LLM in Insurance Law
LLM in International Economic Law and Regulation
LLM in Intellectual Property Law
LLM in International Business Law
LLM in International Shipping Law
LLM in Media Law
LLM in Tax LawFor students from the following countries: Cameroon
Egypt
Ethiopia
Ghana
Kenya
Rwanda
South Africa
Swaziland
Tanzania
Zimbabwe
ZambiaA further scholarship will be available for the following degrees:LLM in Competition Law
LLM in Environmental Law
LLM in European Law
LLM in Human Rights Law
LLM in Immigration Law
LLM in Legal Theory
LLM in Medical Law
LLM in Public International Law
LLM in Public LawStudents from the countries listed below are eligible to apply:Armenia
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Georgia
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Moldova
Turkmenistan
Tajikistan
Ukraine
Uzbekistan

Value of Scholarship(s)

30,000

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Chevening Award you must:
- Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country
- Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended
- Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry to a postgraduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK.
- Have at least two years’ work experience
Please visit the website for full eligibility criteria

Application Procedure

Applications for all scholarships must be made directly to the Chevening: full details on how to apply are available on the Chevening’s webpages.In order to be considered for a QMUL-Chevening Partner Award, candidates are encouraged to place QMUL as their first choice university.The deadline for applications is Tuesday 8 November 12:00 GMT.Candidates should also apply for their chosen Masters programme at QMUL through our online portal in the normal way.
Candidates are encouraged to QMUL as early as possible to ensure that their application can be processed in a time to meet the Chevening’s deadline for the confirmation of their unconditional university offer in July 2017.

Further Information

http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/funding_masters/scholarships/181259.html


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LLM Scholarship: University of Lagos (UNILAG) - Single Award

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), part of the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London, as part of long term collaboration with the Faculty of Law at the University of Lagos, a leading law school in Nigeria, is pleased to announce it will be offering one full LLM tuition fee scholarship to an exceptional law student at UNILAG to follow a CCLS-led LLM starting in September 2016. This will be the sixth year that this CCLS scholarship will be offered.Applicants are required to have achieved a minimum of 3.0 in their UNILAG law degree and must be currently at the Nigerian Law School studying for the Bar exam, with minimum IELTS 7 overall with 7 in writing or equivalent.University of Lagos students must have applied for the Queen Mary LLM programme by 15 April 2016 to be considered for the CCLS/UNILAG scholarship.The recipient will be selected by UNILAG. If you would like to be considered for the scholarship, please contact the Dean of the School of Law at UNILAG, Professor Akin Ibidapo-Obe, as soon as possible by email: [email protected] successful candidate will be notified no later than 15 May 2016.It is very important that you allow enough time to obtain your visa in good time and apply for accommodation, in order to be able to enrol on the LLM programme in September 2016.In order to be eligible to apply for one of our scholarships you must have an offer on one of the following LLM programmes:LLM in Banking and Finance Law
LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law
LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution
LLM in Computer and Communications Law
LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law
LLM in Insurance Law
LLM in Intellectual Property Law
LLM in International Business Law
LLM in International Economic Law
LLM in International Shipping Law
LLM in Media Law
LLM in Tax Law.The scholarship winner will be required to select modules within their programme which are offered by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies to be agreed with the LLM Coordinator on arrival.

Value of Scholarship(s)

18,950

Eligibility

Applicants are required to have achieved a minimum of 3.0 in their University of Lagos (UNILAG) law degree and must be currently at the Nigerian Law School studying for the Bar exam.
English language requirements: Minimum IELTS 7 overall with 7 in writing or equivalent.
University of Lagos students must have applied for the Queen Mary LLM programme by 15 April 2016 to be considered for the CCLS/UNILAG scholarship.

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to have achieved a minimum of 3.0 in their UNILAG law degree and must be currently at the Nigerian Law School studying for the Bar exam, with minimum IELTS 7 overall with 7 in writing or equivalent.University of Lagos students must have applied for the Queen Mary LLM programme by 15 April 2016 to be considered for the CCLS/UNILAG scholarship.The recipient will be selected by UNILAG. If you would like to be considered for the scholarship, please contact the Dean of the School of Law at UNILAG, Professor Akin Ibidapo-Obe, as soon as possible by email: [email protected]

Further Information

http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/lagos/index.html


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QMUL-Chevening Scholarships - 20+ Awards

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) works closely with the Chevening - the UK government’s international scheme aimed at developing global leaders - to provide a large number of full scholarships for study on our one-year Masters courses.Every year QMUL hosts a large cohort of the 1500 Chevening Scholars who come to study at universities all over the UK. In 2016-17 we have a record of 87 scholars joining QMUL from countries across the globe!All Chevening awards cover full overseas tuition fees, as well as providing a stipend for living costs, air-fares, and a variety of other expenses.Chevening Scholars also benefit from a year-long programme of events helping you experience the best of British culture and to make the most of your time in the UK.A large number of QMUL-Chevening Scholarships will be available across all one-year QMUL masters courses.

Value of Scholarship(s)

30000

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Chevening Award you must:
- Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country
- Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended
- Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry to a postgraduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK.
- Have at least two years’ work experience
Please visit the website for full eligibility criteria

Application Procedure

Applications for all scholarships must be made directly to the Chevening: full details on how to apply are available on the Chevening’s webpages.The deadline for applications is Tuesday 8 November 12:00 GMT.Candidates should also apply for their chosen Masters programme at QMUL through our online portal in the normal way.Candidates are encouraged to QMUL as early as possible to ensure that their application can be processed in a time to meet the Chevening’s deadline for the confirmation of their unconditional university offer in July 2017.

Further Information

http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/funding_masters/scholarships/181259.html


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QMUL Commonwealth Scholarships - 20+ Awards

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is proud to be working in partnership with the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) in the UK to offer a wide range of scholarships for postgraduate study at Master’s and PhD level.In 2017-18 we will be hosting an unprecedented number of Commonwealth Scholars from across the globe.Commonwealth Scholarships at QMUL typically cover full overseas tuition fees, living costs, airfares, and a variety of other expenses. Scholars from developing Commonwealth countries are eligible to apply for these awards.You can apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship for Master’s (one-year courses only). All subject areas are eligible, although the CSC’s selection criteria give priority to applications that demonstrate the strongest relevance to development.

Value of Scholarship(s)

30000

Eligibility

To apply for these scholarships, you must:
- Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
- Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
- By October 2017, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
For full eligibility criteria, please visit the website

Application Procedure

All candidates should apply to QMUL online following our normal application procedures (please be aware that candidates applying for a Commonwealth Scholarship may have an earlier application deadline than normal) and will also need to make an application directly to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.Application deadline: 15 November 2016

Further Information

http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/funding_masters/scholarships/181480.html


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QMUL HESPAL Scholarships - Single Award

HESPAL aims to help create the next generation of senior academics who can maintain international quality standards at Palestinian universities and to develop renewed, sustainable links between Palestinian and UK universities.
The Scheme will upgrade junior academic staff in Palestinian universities through a Masters Scholarship programme. Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has one scholarship available through the HESPAL scheme.Study areas covered include: Business, Economics and Finance; Educational Management; Political Sciences and International Relations; Human Rights and Governance; Agriculture; Engineering; Law, Management; Environmental Studies; Water management, Nursing, TSOL, Human Resourses, Economics, Literature, Linguistics, IT, Science programmes, Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Infrastructure, Clean Energy and Conservation Strategies, MA Energy Management, Energy Conservation, Sustainable Energy, ICT, nanotechnologies and energy. The scholarship covers the following:
- tuition fees
- pre-departure briefing from the British Council
- arrival allowances
- thesis allowances
- a monthly allowance to cover living expenses.The scholarship does not cover the costs for accompanying family, visa fees, IELTS cost, and Airfare ticket to from the UK.

Value of Scholarship(s)

30000

Eligibility

- Applicant must be a resident citizen of Palestinian Territories.
- Applicant must be currently employed by the Palestinian university which nominates her/him, which must be one of the participating Palestinian universities.
- Applicant will have a Masters degree from a Palestinian university with a minimum grade of very good (and equivalent to at least a 3.0 Bachelor’s Degree from UK).
- Applicant must sign a written undertaking to return to Palestinian university within a time frame agreed with their university, normally one year.
- Applicant must have IELTS certification appropriate for course and university (normally at least 6.5, sometimes higher).
Please visit website for full eligibility details

Application Procedure

The completed application forms and all other documentation must be submitted in hard copies to your university scholarship coordination office by 23 January 2017. For full application details, please visit the website

Further Information

http://www.britishcouncil.ps/en/study-uk/scholarships/hespal


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The Roy Goode Scholarship - Single Award

The Roy Goode Scholarship in Commercial Law was created in honour of Professor Sir Roy Goode, the Founder and Honorary President of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies. This scholarship will be awarded to an exceptional student and it is our aim that Roy Goode Scholarships will become recognised internationally as a marker of talent, potential and achievement in the study of commercial law.All Home/EU students applying for the 2017/2018 London LLM Scholarships and studying Commercial Law topics will automatically be considered for this scholarship. All deadlines for the LLM Scholarships must be adhered to so please view the LLM Scholarships page for further information. Applications must be made via the online application form.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full tuition fee waiver

Eligibility

Home/EU students only studying full-time LLM in any commercial law topics

Application Procedure

Apply for the LLM as early as possible and no later than 13 February 2017. Students who have not submitted their complete LLM application by this date will not be considered for funding. If you have missing documents in your application it may not be considered in time for scholarship consideration. It is acceptable to apply if you have not yet taken your English language test or do not have your final academic grades.If you will also be applying for scholarship funding, all applications for the LLM must be submitted online.The deadline for submission of the scholarships application is 13 March 2017 by 16.00 hrs GMT - students must have an offer of study (either conditional or unconditional) for the LLM before applying for funding.Eligible Home/EU applicants studying commercial law subjects will automatically be considered for the prestigious Roy Goode Scholarship.

Further Information

http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/roy_goode_scholarship/188673.html


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QMUL Latin American Fund Partial Scholarships - 4 Awards

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London are offering four partial scholarships worth 50% of the tuition fee each to outstanding Latin American full time applicants pursuing an LLM (all programmes), LLM in Law and Economics or the MSc in Law and Finance.The partial scholarship covers one 50% of the tuition fee only in the form of a fee waiver; the partial scholarships do not cover additional course costs (books etc...) or accommodation fees. Partial scholarships are NOT payable directly to successful applicants but are off set against your student fee invoice.The partial scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit, the submitted statement in response to the set question as detailed in the application, and in some cases, financial need and professional/extracurricular achievements.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Partial (50%) tuition fee waiver

Eligibility

The Latin American partial scholarships are open to applicants from Latin American nations only. You must have an offer of study on the full-time programme only and are not open to those with an offer on the part-time programme.If you have applied for funding elsewhere and are successful in receiving such funding you must inform us immediately.The scholarship will be awarded to those who we deem to have successfully demonstrated their reasoning for being awarded a scholarship based on the following criteria;- Academic merit
- Professional achievements (if any)
- Financial need.

Application Procedure

You must have an offer of study for either the LLM (all programmes), LLM in Law and Economics or the MSc in Law and Finance before you apply for the partial scholarship.The deadline for submission of the partial scholarships application is 28 March 2017 by 16.00 GMT - students must have an offer of study (either conditional or unconditional) for the LLM (all programmes), LLM in Law and Economics or the MSc in Law and Finance programme before applying for the Latin American partial scholarship.You will be required to apply for the partial scholarship via our online application link: Latin American Scholarship Application Form 2017-18. Please ensure you complete ALL relevant sections correctly.

Further Information

http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/QMUL%20Latin%20American%20Fund%20Scholarships/index.html



Entry Requirements

The usual qualification for entry to the LLM programme is a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, normally of at least upper-second class honours (or equivalent). See: View Website

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