The LLM Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law programme has a key focus on the relationship between law and technology and the social, economic and cultural consequences of new, or amended, forms of regulation and governance. It brings together two of the most important legal questions of the 21st century: the fate of law in the information age, and the management and exploitation of diverse forms of creativity, reputation and innovation. Students can choose from a range of specialised, internationally-focused modules on IT and IP, but can also take the opportunity to study subjects in the closely related field of media law, or other subjects offered in the School on commercial and competition law.
The LLM Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Students undertake a range of compulsory and optional modules, but they may also, with the consent of the Course Director, choose modules worth up to 40 credits from other postgraduate courses offered by UEA. This degree also offers an optional Research Methods Training component.
Building on a long record of teaching at the cutting edge of law and technology, the UEA Law School is home to a strong team of scholars investigating everything from IP enforcement to the rights and risks associated with ‘Web 2.0’. The Law School postgraduate student community rarely exceeds 100 each year, as the aim is to offer small group teaching, allowing students to benefit from the knowledge and experience of lecturers who are national and international leaders in their field.
The LLM Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law is designed to develop legal knowledge and skills for those intending to specialise in a legal career in information technology law (including the Internet and e-commerce industries) or any area of intellectual property law.
The Law School, University of East Anglia – Postgraduate Scholarships
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Funding for postgraduate study is available both from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and from a number of external schemes. Applicants should note that many award schemes have early closing dates and may require the acceptance of the offer of a place as a condition of eligibility. If you wish to apply for funding you are therefore strongly advised to apply to The Law School as early as possible in the year of entry. Please indicate in your application that you wish to be considered for an award.The Law School, within the Faculty of Social Sciences at UEA, has an excellent research and teaching profile with strong international links to institutes, organisations, international networks and research councils both throughout Europe and globally.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Award value usually for duration of the period of study and may vary for individual Scholarships
A variety of Scholarships and Bursaries may be offered to Home/EU and International students. These are usually awarded to students on the basis of academic merit.
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