This unique degree programme explores how the law responds to, regulates and promotes new and emerging technologies.
The programme promotes advanced knowledge and understanding of the relationship between law, technology, commerce and society in the widest possible sense.
This unique and internationally focused LLM programme explores how the law responds to, regulates, and promotes new and emerging technologies.
Innovative technologies and convergence in technologies are causing unprecedented societal change. New legal issues are arising, and new regulatory responses emerging. The law can help – or hinder – society’s ability to reap the optimal rewards from technological development.
Across the programme, you will study different modes of regulation – the law, the markets, the technology itself – and critically analyse the advantages and disadvantages of each. The potential of technology to support legal and judicial processes is also examined.
This LLM will enable you to develop an advanced knowledge of domains where law engages with technology, awareness of the problems in the area and understanding of the differing approaches to their solution.
Our distance learning programmes are delivered through eSCRIPT, our flexible online learning environment.
Through eSCRIPT you will access learning materials and interact with your tutor and fellow students. eSCRIPT is accessible through the internet from any computer. A fast connection is an advantage, but you do not need any special equipment, applications or plug-ins to use it.
We aim to provide challenging, research-led teaching with students benefiting from the expertise of a multidisciplinary team of tutors and the results of innovative cross-cutting research of the highest quality.
You must complete a total of six courses (120 credits), four of which must be from the compulsory courses listed below. You also complete a dissertation (60 credits) over your chosen period of study.
Communications Law Electronic Commerce Law Forensic Computing and Electronic Evidence Information: Control and Power Law of Robotics Information Technology Law Intellectual Property Law – Copyright and Related Rights Intellectual Property Law – Industrial Property International Intellectual Property Law International and European Media Law Legal Aspects of Managing Intellectual Property Law and Medical Ethics – Fundamental Issues in Consent and Negligence Law and Medical Ethics – Start and End of Life Issues International Public Health Law and Security Biotechnology, Law and Society European Health Care Law
By the end of your studies you should have acquired a high level of knowledge in the field of law and technology, a sophisticated awareness of the problems in the area and of the differing approaches to their solution.
Graduates of our online distance learning programmes progress to a range of careers in Law and related legal fields, including work in local and international firms, government legal departments, other public institutions, international organisations and in academia.
The programmes are also an ideal platform for advanced research.
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.