|Study location||United Kingdom, Aberystwyth|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£13,750 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
An Honours Degree 2:2 (minimum). Degrees in law, the social sciences, or other similar subjects are preferred.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 7.0 with minimum 6.0 in each component
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
The Aberystwyth LLM in Information Technology Law is a relatively new discipline within law and one which provides you with ample opportunity to explore issues which are at the cutting edge of legal development. In addition to providing significant academic challenges, this course will equip you with the necessary experience to succeed in law in this rapidly growing area of IT law.
On this degree scheme you will study the practical response of the law to these developing technologies. You will also assess the adequacy and effectiveness of measures taken at both a national and international level to deal with the novel problems which continue to arise. In the light of the global nature of this subject, a particular consideration will be given to consistency and the need for a uniform approach between jurisdictions.
You will benefit from the knowledge and experience of members of Aberystwyth University’s Law and Criminology Department who will also guide and encourage you as you tackle your Masters dissertation. Alongside your subject-specific learning, you will also complete regular assignments and exercises designed to strengthen your rigorous analytical skills, your abilities in argument formation and your capacity for independent thought, making you highly employable in legal and other professional work contexts.
The LLM in Information Technology Law will challenge you to master one of the fastest changing disciplines within law. The subject of information technology law moves at an astonishing pace – as quickly as new products and programs are created. Developments in the technology have enabled emerging digital technologies to create both new products and the markets for those products. Combined with similarly exponential advances in methods of communication and ways of doing business, the need for legislation to protect and guide human interaction has never been greater.
You will begin by securing a comprehensive grounding in the current legal framework regulating ICT before exploring the rapidly developing legal perspectives on digital technologies, rights issues, intellectual property, commerce, product marketing, communication, computer programming and much more.
An important part of the course is the writing of a detailed dissertation within the specialism of your choice. This is your opportunity to select a project topic which has a direct bearing on your professional life. Previous LLM students at Aberystwyth have found this opportunity to be invaluable in establishing a successful career.
This course will be particularly attractive to those seeking a career in transnational corporations, software developers, corporate lobby groups, international law firms and a range of governmental and non-governmental organisations.
Every course at Aberystwyth University is designed to enhance your vocational and general employability. Your LLM will place you in the jobs market as a rigorous legal professional armed with impressive expertise in the latest developments in law regarding the exponential growth and development in information technology. In addition, this course will help you to master key skills that are required in almost every postgraduate workplace – planning, analysis, presentation, project management and professional independence.