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LLM in Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law

Course Description

The future of the law is digital and critical and this highly innovative LLM specialises in the rapidly developing area of information law and practice.

The course offers a critical and intellectual consideration of information law, while exploring many of the issues responsible for placing the international legal system at the forefront of both global and national concern in governance of the internet. It is designed and taught by senior faculty with over 40 years’ combined experience in academia and professional practice.

You will gain both the theoretical and practical insights to enable you to master the intertwined areas of information technology and intellectual property law in the Information Age.

You will be based at #SiliconBeach in Brighton, just a short train journey from London. You will have the opportunity to experience the work of digital law firms in London through activities of the Society for Computers and Law, and to experience the formation of legislation in European institutions and United Nations bodies.

You will also have opportunities to visit European Union institutions in Brussels and Luxembourg, along with WIPO and other UN agencies in Geneva.


Modules are assessed by a combination of coursework, 5,000-word essays, and a 20,000-word dissertation.

Course structure

We continue to develop and update our modules for 2016 entry to ensure you have the best student experience. In addition to the course structure below, you may find it helpful to refer to the Modules tab.

Autumn term: Advanced Research for LLM Students • Aspects of Intellectual Property Law • Cyberlaw.

Spring term: You choose two options from Communications Law and Regulation • Law and the Creative Industries • Data Protection Law and Regulation • WTO, Intellectual Property and Technology Regulation • EU Competition Law. The range of options in any one year may vary.

Summer term: supervised work on the LLM dissertation.


The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please visit: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2016/

Visit the LLM in Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law page on the University of Sussex website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree in law or a relevant subject (such as international relations, political science, history, criminology, criminal justice or sociology) but applicants from other backgrounds may be considered.Overseas entrance requirements: View Website

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