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 2016/17 will consist of 180 credits, comprising taught courses worth 120 credits and a 10,000 word dissertation worth 60 credits.
Each semester you will take 60 credits of courses from the following lists.
List A (choose 80-120 credits):
Communications, Networks and the Law (20 credits, semester 1) The Legal Challenges of Information Technologies (20 credits, semester 1) Robotics and the Law (20 credits, semester 1) Contemporary Issues in the Law and Policy of e-Commerce, the Digital Economy and International Information Governance (20 credits, semester 2) Data Protection and Information Privacy (20 credits, semester 2) Information: Control and Power (20 credits, semester 2) International and European Media Law (20 credits, semester 2) Law and New Technologies: Artificial Intelligence, Risk and the Law (20 credits, semester 2) Law of E-Commerce (20 credits, semester 2)
List B (choose 0-60 credits):
Intellectual Property Law 1: Copyright and Related Rights (20 credits, semester 1) International Intellectual Property System (20 credits, semester 1) Intellectual Property Law 2: Industrial Property (20 credits, semester 2) Intellectual Property – Law and Society (20 credits, semester 2) Managing Intellectual Property (20 credits, semester 2)
List C (choose 0-60 credits)
Fundamental Issues in Medical Jurisprudence (20 credits, semester 1) Risk and Regulation: Health and the Environment (20 credits, semester 1) Contemporary Issues in Medical Jurisprudence (20 credits, semester 2) Life Sciences, Society and Law* (10 credits, semester 2) Medical Negligence* (10 credits, semester 2)
*These courses are co-requisite.
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.
Edinburgh Law School is pleased to be able to offer five Tercentenary Awards for Excellence of £2,000 towards tuition fees in any LLM or MSc programme offered by the School, starting in September 2014 (including distance learning programmes, and also the MSc in European Union Politics and Law and the MSc in Global Crime, Justice and Security, both of which are offered jointly with the School of Social and Political Studies).
Value of Scholarship(s)
£2,000 towards tuition fees
Students should meet the criteria for entry to the LLM/ MSc programmes.
Deadline: 30th April 2014.You must have already applied to study an LLM or MSc programme before you apply for this scholarship.Once you have applied for your chosen programme of study, you should download and complete the School Scholarships application form. This can be downloaded from the Law School website.Completed application forms should be emailed to [email protected] by the deadline date above.
Africa LLM/ MSc Tercentenary Scholarship
The Africa LLM/MSc Tercentenary Scholarship is open to all African students who have applied to an on-campus LLM or the on-campus MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Edinburgh Law School.One scholarship will be available each academic year until 2013/2014.The award is open to all suitably qualified African applicants; however, the 2012/2013 scholarship is particularly aimed at applicants who are citizens of (and normally resident in) West Africa. If no suitable application is received from these countries, the scholarship will pass to the next most suitable applicant. The award will be made solely on academic merit.The scholarship will cover the costs of postgraduate tuition fees for one academic year. The successful applicant will also be given a partial maintenance grant (£6500) to help fund their studies at the University of Edinburgh. The maintenance grant will not cover the full costs of studying at the University and applicants should ensure they have sufficient financial support to complete their studies.More detailed information can be obtained by emailing [email protected]
Value of Scholarship(s)
Tuition Fees for one year plus a stipend of £6500
Students should meet the criteria for entry to the LLM/MSc programmes.
The closing date for the receipt of applications for 2012-2013 will be 30 April 2012.Applicants must complete the school's scholarship application form to indicate that they wish to be considered for this award.Word Document Completed forms should be emailed to [email protected] for postgraduate programmes must be made in parallel through the normal University application route