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Internet Law & Policy/IT & Telecommunications Law (LLM/PgDip/PgCert)

Course Description

Why this course?

The LLM in Internet Law & Policy is also known as the LLM in IT & Telecommunications Law. The course structure and module choices are identical. You'll have the choice of an interchangeable title that best reflects your desired sector and country of employment.

Internet Law, Internet Policy, IT & Telecoms Law are fast-changing areas of legal specialisation that have a large international reach and strong employment prospects.

See the website https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/internetlawpolicy/

You’ll study

This course is offered on a full-time and part-time basis for session 2016/17.
You'll complete six modules.

- Compulsory module: Legal Research (LLM/PgDip)

The following modules are also available:
- E-Commerce Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- International Intellectual Property (only available for the distance learning route)
- Internet Governance (only available for the distance learning route)
- Telecommunications Law (compulsory for LLM IT & Telecommunications Law)
- Privacy, Crime & Security
- Digital Copyright Law & Policy-making
- Domain Name Regulation (only available for the distance learning route)

Satisfactory completion of three modules qualifies you for the PgCert. If you complete six modules you'll gain the award of PgDip. To qualify for the LLM you must submit a dissertation of 15,000 words on an approved topic.

Course awards

The LLM in Internet Law & Policy has been awarded five Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships which will cover full tuition costs. Applications for 2015/16 are now closed. Details of the scholarships for 2016/17 will be available soon.


Our library has a wide range of law reports, legislation, serials and monographs. It also has duplicate sets of key law report series, houses extensive collections in government publications and other related areas.

You’ll have access to a wide range of electronic information sources which can be accessed from home, including all the major legal databases.

The School of Law is home to Scotland’s first Law Clinic. It provides a ‘real life’ learning experience for students and an invaluable service to members of the public who do not qualify for legal aid, and cannot otherwise afford legal advice.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you’ll be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency before you can begin the course.
You'll need an IELTS score of 6.5, with no area scoring below 6.0, and it must be valid for two years.

Pre-Masters Preparation Course

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.
To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form, or to ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today.

Learning & teaching

The majority of this work is conducted on a self-study basis using the course materials provided.

This includes:
- completing the readings for each session
- participation in online forum discussions
- writing a 1,500-word theme report as a mid-term assessment

This is prior to the main assignment.
Online discussions use the MyPlace platform and include tutor-led discussions and discussions on specific activities listed in the reading materials.


20% of the class grade is your engagement with online discussions. You're expected to contribute at least 200 words to each of the 10 sessions.
You're also required to submit a 1,500-word report in the same format as the final assignment. This is worth 20% of the grade to determine your understanding of the course material.
Finally, a written assignment of approximately 4,500 words will be submitted, worth 70% of your grade.


This course is an ideal choice for law graduates, lawyers and IT specialists, recently graduated or those who've been working for some time.
It is for those wanting to gain the skills and knowledge to formulate and apply law in the information society.

Find information on Scholarships here http://www.strath.ac.uk/search/scholarships/index.jsp

Visit the Internet Law & Policy/IT & Telecommunications Law (LLM/PgDip/PgCert) page on the University of Strathclyde website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A good Honours degree in Law or a degree with a substantial legal content. We also recognise other qualifications, especially where your work experience is in a field relevant to the subject of the course.

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